Design Workshop: Garage to granny flat

Design Workshop: Garage to granny flat

Alicia Brown and Marc Horler are planning to retrofit the red brick garage in their backyard as a temporary living space for their family during house renovations, with an eye to creating a useful ‘granny flat’ for the future too. Building designer Elizabeth Wheeler of Future Focused advises them on a workable layout and what they can achieve with their budget while complying with local regulations.

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Design workshop: Wetland retreat

Design workshop: Wetland retreat

Kane and Cherie Morley are planning to owner-build their long-awaited strawbale home with wetland views south of Perth. Local sustainability specialists Sid Thoo and Alex Raynes-Goldie help them fine-tune their design.

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Design workshop: Blank slate

Design workshop: Blank slate

Geoff and Lindsay are planning a tree change; they’re seeking a new, modest house for retirement close to the centre of Woodend, in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges, and luckily they’ve found the perfect block.

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