We are thrilled with our fantastic Hybrid showhome. Built on a sloping site, this home showcases the full extent of what Hybrid Homes team can offer you from architectural flair to sustainable principles and exceptional quality.
With your own power and irrigation, rain water collection systems and building techniques that maximise the efficiency of the home, we are able to run this home at zero energy cost. At Hybrid Homes we are not afraid of tricky hilly building sites and are proud to showcase this zero-energy showhome as the first and only showhome on Christchurch Hills.
This home, is not just a beautiful, healthy place for a family, the clever living quarters also produces power, collects water, recycles grey water and is on its way to providing the occupants with most of their fruit and veg. Thermally broken foundations support a coloured polished concrete floor; a heat pump-driven underfloor heating system keeps the winter blues away.
Thermally broken framing and windows, and high-quality insulation do their bit too. Cleverly designed to sit on a very steep site, the home’s “building blocks” shade each other in summer as the sun moves from east to west, all the while utilising passive solar design and maximising views of the Nelson bay, past the lighthouse and port.