Portree Passivhaus

A new ultra low-energy self-build project on the Isle of Skye

Building a Passivhaus on Skye


Who are we? Why Passivhaus? Why Skye?

We are Mike Coe and Lizzie Stoodley and this website will document the creation of our new home in Portree, which will be the first certified passivhaus dwelling on the Isle of Skye - if no one beats us to it.

This isn't our first self-build - we moved here from Worcestershire, where we built one of the UK's most energy-efficient homes: The Cropthorne Autonomous House . For an experimental first build it was a great success and a real pleasure to live in. We said, many times, that we would never again want to put ourselves through all the stress, hard work and uncertainty that goes with building - but here we are...

To find out what motivated us to move and why building to passivhaus standard was the obvious choice, watch the Video Reports (coming soon). You'll be able to follow the build - almost in real-time - on the Live Webcam and take a look at the Design pages if you want more detail….

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Cropthorne Autonomous House Video Tour


Until the video reports begin - we're working on the first one now - here's the video we made about our previous self-build project...

The Cropthorne Autonomous House

The Cropthorne Autonomous House

The house we built in Worcestershire

Portree Passivhaus

3D Design of Portree Passivhaus

Portree Passivhaus

Impression of Portree Passivhaus

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