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An eco-gite


The Great Holiday House was conceived to approach the performances of a passive house.

During the cold season, it is warmed by a air-water heat pump which feeds a low-temperature heating floor on the ground floor and energy-saving radiators on the first floor. The domestic hot water is also produced by the heat pump.

A pellet insert allows, in supplement, the warm the lounges and the kitchen.

All the walls of the house, along with the tiled roof and the floor slab were isolated with ecological materials such as wood wool, fiber wood, cellulose wadding, hemp, sheep's wool or vermiculite.

The frames of windows and bays, equipped with strengthened double glazing, were made for the most part in a wood produced and assembled in France. According to the principles of feng-shui, the partitions of the bedrooms were realized with wood rather than with metallic rails. A big part of the floors and of the ceilings are wooden (oak, walnut, poplar, rosewood).

The paintings of the house were chosen for their low content of volatile organic components.
Most of the walls are covered with a clay-based plaster or repointed with lime. Almost all of the fixtures in the house are equipped with compact fluorescent lamps or LED.

Everything in the gite has been planned to recycle waste products. Finally, priority has been given to the economization of water: the two toilets have a button Economic and valves are equipped with flow restrictors. Appliances consuming water are labeled A ++. In the garden, all plants are mulched and require very little watering.

Much of the electricity consumed by the cottage is produced by 10 photovoltaic panels installed at the bottom of the garden.

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