Project home powerhouse

Project home powerhouse

This Melbourne couple worked with their volume builder to improve the sustainability of their standard project home, achieving an energy-efficient and spacious 7.5-Star family home.

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A place of their own

A place of their own

For this family in coastal Victoria, a set of freely available sustainable home plans was the perfect solution to achieving a cost-effective and high-performing home.

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Village green

Village green

Built to Passive House standards, this ‘micro-village’ on a single Canberra block offers flexible multi-generational living, nestled in an innovative water harvesting landscape.

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Phoenix house

Phoenix house

Built to stringent bushfire resistance requirements, this off-grid house in the Grampians, Victoria, is a modern replacement for a loved family weekend retreat lost to fire six years ago.

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Fair share

Fair share

When Deb Shand downsized to her comfortable new eco home in central Victoria, she got a ready-made sustainability-minded community too.

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Renovated delight

Renovated delight

This family’s desire for a rich indoor-outdoor lifestyle and love of recycled and reclaimed materials characterise their sustainable renovation in Launceston, Tasmania.

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Flood-fast

Flood-fast

With living zones above the high water level and water-resistant materials below, this small house and studio in flood-prone Newcastle provides flexible, comfortable and climate-resilient living for three generations of a family.

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

After a painstaking design process, this modest and energy-efficient modern beach shack survived a devastating bushfire on the New South Wales south coast.

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