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Sustainable Homes

Sustainable Homes

A Former Corner Store Turned Sustainable Family Home

A dilapidated, Federation-era shopfront is transformed into a truly unique, energy efficient home by CplusC Architectural Workshop.

Sustainable Homes

A Melbourne Home Turned From Tired, To Inspired!

A mere 39 square metre extension has made all the difference to the sustainability and functionality of this Northcote family home by Projec...

Sustainable Homes

A Zero-Waste, Two Bedroom Home In The Middle Of Melbourne’s Federation Square!

Anti-waste crusader Joost Bakker takes us inside the culmination of his life’s work - a completely non-toxic, self-sufficient home!
Sasha Gattermayr

Sustainable Homes

The Most Inspiring Sustainable Homes Of 2020

From retro-fitted period houses in the country, to inner city apartments, these were the standout sustainable homes we shared in 2020!

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Inner-Suburban Home, Designed To Be Deconstructed + Reused

Rammed earth and recycled timber come together in this creekside Melbourne home by Breathe Architecture.

Sustainable Homes

This Sustainable Apartment Is A Little Slice Of LA, In Melbourne

Illustrator Samantha Curcio and primary school teacher David Waddell share their sleek, sustainable and personality-filled North Fitzroy apa...

Sustainable Homes

An Ultra Energy-Efficient Makeover Of A Victorian Country Home

In this country Victoria project, MRTN Architects prove even the coldest period houses can be updated to achieve incredible sustainability s...

Sustainable Homes

An Unbelievably Energy Efficient 100-Year-Old Workers’ Cottage!

With the expertise of Altereco Design, this cute cottage in Yarraville is now an ultra sustainable homed home, powered predominantly by sola...

Sustainable Homes

The Davison Collaborative: A Game-Changing New Housing Project In Melbourne (+ Home To Three Couples!)

Three couples come together to develop three sustainable homes on the one Brunswick block!

Sustainable Homes

The Perfect Prefab Home in South Gippsland

Prefabricated construction is behind this sustainable home designed by Pleysier Perkins, and built by Prebuilt, in Bena, South Gippsland.

Sustainable Homes

A Heritage Home, Retrofitted To The Highest Sustainability Standards

The ‘Passive Butterfly’ house - a renovated weatherboard home, with 90 per cent reduced heating and cooling costs.

Sustainable Homes

A Dream Off-Grid Retreat

The Elemental House in High Camp by Ben Callery Architects is a cosy weekender, designed with sustainability in mind.

Sustainable Homes

A Coastal Home That Treads Lightly On The Earth

Making green glamorous in the 10 Star Home by The Sociable Weaver and Clare Cousins Architects in Cape Paterson.

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