Just right for one

Just right for one

Built on a budget, Liz Martin’s character-filled Bendigo home is a delightful example of well-designed urban infill.

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House of comfort

House of comfort

Dylan and Robyn built a small, inexpensive and super-sustainable house in Adelaide using strawbales. Now, they wear t-shirts indoors all year round and get paid by their energy company, rather than paying bills.

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High water haven

High water haven

Stealing a march on the next Brisbane flood event, the renovation and downstairs fitout of Marion and Daniel’s Queenslander incorporates innovative flood-resilient design features.

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Strait views

Strait views

Designed to fit the slope of its block, this snug split-level house incorporates ribbon windows to maximise both views and thermal efficiency.

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Proof positive

Proof positive

Veteran of an owner-built, deep green backyard flat project in Mittagong, NSW, Andy Lemann applied his learning to the main house, retrofitting it for much improved energy efficiency.

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Volume-built wins: Steps to a more sustainable project home

Volume-built wins: Steps to a more sustainable project home

Many people look to volume builders as an affordable option for their new home – but how do you achieve your sustainability goals with this mass-market product? ESD consultant and housing researcher Erika Bartak explains the easy wins, the pitfalls to avoid, and the important questions to ask.

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Nourished by nature: Garden design for mental health and wellbeing

Nourished by nature: Garden design for mental health and wellbeing

There’s plenty of evidence that connection with nature is beneficial for both mind and body. We speak to the experts about designing gardens for improved mood and wellbeing, and what we can do at home to create green spaces that give back in a therapeutic way.

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