Eco Lodge (via Jetson Green) is a modern take on the old log cabin built in the Australian bushland out of locally-sourced and recycled materials. Located in the village of Coledale, the lodge also features eco-friendly technologies to reduce residents’ carbon footprints. For example, it’s fitted with an underfloor geothermal heating system and several wood fireplaces to maintain heat without using fossil fuels. All lighting is provided by LED and T5 fluorescent lamps, and the use of wall uplighters allowed designers to limit the number of light fixtures. In addition, the building is fitted with double-glazed windows and solar shading to maintain consistent temperatures and lighting during the day.
All of the furniture is made from minimally-treated willow and silver birch, while the staircase features a balustrade made form reclaimed Australian hardwood. All timber used in the house is either recycled or Australian Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. The kitchen and living-room furniture was made by local GECA-rated (Good Environmental Choice Australia) furniture makers, and the shelving and joinery is made from Tasmanian oak veneer, finished with non-toxic plant-based oils.