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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A pretty pair

A pretty pair

In inner Melbourne, a pair of dilapidated hundred-year-old townhouses was replaced with the best-practice 21st century version, with energy efficiency, recycled materials and neighbourhood connectedness firmly in mind.

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Prefab prototype

Prefab prototype

A little gem of a backyard studio was the testing ground for a larger project aiming for considered suburban density on this Blue Mountains block.

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More with less

More with less

In the Canberra suburbs, this compact, energy-efficient secondary dwelling is affording a retired couple financial sustainability and the opportunity to age in place.

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Living laboratory

Living laboratory

Growing up in a town which has since become an outer suburb of Perth provided food for thought for this apartment owner, who used his professional knowledge and skills to demonstrate a sustainable alternative to endless sprawl.

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Self-built studio

Self-built studio

Two young designers combined their skills and knowledge to create and build this modest home for themselves in the Adelaide Hills, without having to give up avocado toast to pay for it.

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Shacking up

Shacking up

A compact, versatile and functional home on the New South Wales mid-north coast makes the most of recycled and reclaimed materials to create a cabin-like feel.

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