- Earthly home comforts
An earth-covered sustainable home pays homage to its surrounding environment.
- Ageing beauty
Most people wouldn’t contemplate converting a heritage listed derelict warehouse into a liveable home, but for one architect the project made perfect sense.
- The simple life
The pared back design of this modular home promotes sustainability, simplicity and liveability.
- Size does matter
In Perth, a home’s adaptable design bucks the local trend for building big.
- Sustainable House Day 2013
Hundreds of homes, thousands of visitors. Australia’s sustainable homes will open again this year on Sunday 8 September.
- Tips for a sustainable home
Sustainable design is really just common sense.
- VIC: Junction house
A Melbourne couple opened their home in 2012 to show others that building a sustainable house is an enjoyable and gratifying experience.
- WA: Perth’s Green Swing
A small-scale urban development shows that sustainable design is a perfect fit for medium density living.
- QLD: Treehouse retreat
The chance to peek into treetop living at Currumbin Ecovillage has been a Sustainable House Day highlight.
- QLD: Tropical interaction
A family home designed for interaction and comfort in the tropics sits high above the leafy suburb of Redlynch Valley, west of Cairns.
- SA: A good house
An Adelaide home shows visitors that a cleverly designed home takes its environmental footprint seriously.
- NSW: Settled in
For a Sydney couple, the eco transformation of their turn-of-the-century Sydney home has been a journey they’ve enjoyed sharing with others.
- Designing 10 Star homes
A 10 Star home requires no heating or cooling to keep us comfortable year-round. So why are so few of these super energy efficient homes built?
- Shelter & stewardship
A residential dwelling in Sabah, on the island of Borneo in Malaysia, is a challenging ecological design and cultural change project.
- Blinds & shading
Appropriate sun shading is vital to successful passive solar design. Anna Cumming looks at how to ensure you can keep the sun out when it’s not wanted.
- Illawarra Flame
The team behind Australia’s first Solar Decathlon entry have retrofitted an Australian fibro house with a garden to encourage recycling, reuse and food production.
- Gardening in the dry
Successful water-wise gardens are about common sense and taking stock of what grows locally.