Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

This sustainable addition to a period brick home in Melbourne’s inner north is carefully considered to be respectful of the original building, its immediate neighbours and its wider urban context.

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Granny flat upcycle

Granny flat upcycle

A Melbourne couple opted to retain and extensively refurbish their solid brick house and granny flat, integrating them to form a functional, generous family home.

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A better way up

A better way up

This studio dwelling above a laneway garage in inner Sydney is both a comfortable, compact place to live and a benchmark for this type of development.

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On cloud nine

On cloud nine

This New Zealand architect borrowed a Japanese compact house concept for his own small home, achieving an uplifting living space in a mere 50 square metres.

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Tassie off-grid

Tassie off-grid

Going off the grid in preparation for retirement is a dream for many and a reality for Peter and Robyn Tuft who run their house and car from a solar and micro-hydro power system.

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Recycled container cabin

Recycled container cabin

Rather than being insulated from the climate, a simple weekender has been built from salvaged materials to operate more like a ship, riding the breezes on its Sunshine Coast ridge.

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