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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Right as rain

Right as rain

Over several years, this Brisbane couple have renovated their home and ethical clothing studio to be space and resource efficient and able to weather Queensland’s storms.

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Gone boating

Gone boating

Innovative eco-friendly composite materials and prefabricated construction are the hallmarks of this airy Queensland home, designed by a master boatbuilder.

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Local support

Local support

A small, energy-efficient family home perched above NSW’s Kangaroo Valley prioritised the use of local materials and skills, contributing to community sustainability.

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Suburban beach house

Suburban beach house

With standard materials, a modular design approach and careful attention to detail, this Canberra couple have created a high-performing family home that’s a haven in the suburbs.

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Naturally lovely

Naturally lovely

Built with a focus on natural materials including hempcrete, this small home near Margaret River will provide a Perth couple with a comfortable, healthy, low-bills retirement.

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Into the woods

Into the woods

This treechange home in central Victoria didn’t start off as a Passive House project, but evolved into one through close collaboration between the owners, architect and builder.

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