Kancoona house

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The Kancoona house' is a stone dwelling in Victoria's north east that has a standalone energy system using solar, micro hydro and LPG gas backup systems.

Owners Brendan O'Leary and Catherine Upcher
Location Kancoona South
Country Australia
Type New dwelling, owner built
House size Medium

Brendan and Catherine stone house in Kancoona features a micro hydro system, solar panels , solar hotwater and a wood fired combustion stove (hot water jackes

Summary of house features

  • Passive solar design
  • Micro hydro power generation
  • Solar panels and batteries
  • Solar hot water
  • Rainwater tanks
  • Low power appliances, no airconditioner
  • Wood fired combustion stove with hot water jacket
  • LPG stove and fridge backup


  • Ownwer designers and builders: Brendan O'Leary and Catherine Upcher

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