Eco-Thrifty Renovation by the Numbers

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Abandoned villas: 1

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Smashed windows: 13

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Functioning power points: 1

Functioning toilets: 0

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Holes in the roof: 1001

Villa size: 110 M2

Property size: 700 M2

Proximity to surf beach: 300 meters

Purchase price: $65,000

Renovation costs: $65,000

Total investment: $130,000

Straightened nails: Countless

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Celebrity guests: 2

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Homebirths: 1

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Earth Care

Monthly power usage: 60 kWh

Average NZ home power usage: 660 kWh

Savings per month: 600 kWh

Savings over 4 years: 28,800 kWh

Ceiling insulation: R 5.0  (NZBC minimum: R 2.9)

Cubic meters of compost: 14

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Fruit trees: 46

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Vege gardens: 50 M2

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Chooks: 4

Ducks: 3

Lawn mowers: 0

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People Care

Interns: 6

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Free & gold coin community events: 73

Open homes: 4

Property tours: 7

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Presentations: 38

Workshops: 16

School groups: 9

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Spin-off projects: 6

Project HEAT

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The Little House that Could

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Kaitiakitanga Community Garden

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Eco-Thrifty Renovation, Wanganui Chronicle

Adult Eco-Literacy Week

Whanganui Permaculture Weekend

 

Fair Share

 Blog posts: 668

Newspaper columns: 176

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Free healthy home consultations: 103

Partnerships with other groups: 20+

Volunteer hours: 1,000+

Pirated photos (from us): Countless

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