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Eco Stars: 4 star
Stars: unrated
Location: Oceania
Country: Australia

Eco Queenslander

Experience the charm of a Maryborough Queenslander house and stay at Eco Queenslander, a self-contained and sustainable holiday home in the beautiful heritage town of Maryborough.

Eco Quenslander is a craftsman built home which retains many original features: fretwork, polished timber floors, French doors, high moulded ceilings, casement windows with elaborate glass, claw-foot bath, etc. Nestled in a semi-tropical garden which also offsets the Eco Queenslander's carbon footprint, the house was fully restored and refurbished in 2009 with an eye to environmental friendliness. The main environmentally friendly additions are the following: 1) solar electricity system that exports extra power generated to the grid; 2) insulation; 3) two gravity feed 5,500 l rainwater tanks on stand to avoid the use of a pump; one is connected to the washing machine; the other one is used for watering the garden.

The house accommodates 4 – 6 people and is an ideal base for touring the Fraser Coast Region with world famous tourist attractions: Fraser Island, whale watching, turtle watching, Great Barrier Reef with Lady Elliot Island, Maryborough cultural heritage, etc. As part of Eco Queenslander’s sustainable home project, bicycles are available free of charge.


Green Star Rating Results:
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Overall Rating: ★★★★ (4)

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Info:
 Solar electricity system that exports extra power generated to the grid
 Energy efficient lighting with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
 Linen air dried on a clothes line
 Four and a half-star energy rated fridge and three and a half-star energy rated and four and a half-star water rated washing machine
 Insect screens installed on all doors

Water Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - Info:
 Two gravity feed 5,500 l rainwater tanks on stand to avoid the use of a pump; one is connected to the washing machine; the other one is used for watering the garden
 Dual-flush toilets
 Three-star shower rose
 Shower timer available in bathroom (shower in 3 min. or less)
 Use of green washing and cleaning detergents and air freshener
 Use of toilet paper made from used office paper 100% biodegradable

Disposal Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - Info:
 Composting
 Recycling
 No advertising material sign (No Junk Mail sign) on letterbox

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Info:
 Promotional brochures and invoices printed on recycled paper
 Information sheets and magazines on green living made available to our guests
 Week-end and holiday packages offered via Eco-Queenslander are in association with other green businesses
 Encouraging our guests to act in a green responsible way; with their assistance, we can go a step further towards sustainability.
 Conducting Go Green(er!) workshops at Eco Queenslander to raise awareness on environmental issues
 Bicycles available free of charge to encourage our guests to leave their car at home whilst visiting the town

Protection Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - Info:
 Renovations carried out with an eye to environmental friendliness reusing as many old materials as possible; namely, the old claw bath and the timber for the palings under the house
 Planting of many trees and shrubs in the garden
 Use of a garden shredder for producing our own mulch out of the garden debris
 Members of various environmental organisations

Contact Details

Name:
Eco Queenslander
Address:
15 Treasure St
Maryborough, Fraser Coast,
Queensland 4650,
Australia
Telephone:
+61 (0)438 195 443
Website:
www.ecoqueenslander.com
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