Sanctuary Issue 43
- Teeny Tiny homes SPECIAL
- 5 tiny-footprint homes where you can live well with less
- A super-smart 30 square metre house for two
- Off-grid pacific island style
- Mudbrick barn reno
- Gas versus electric appliances
- Tassie trail architecture
- Hip pocket energy retrofits
- Hemp takes strides
- Nightingale’s apartment gamechanger
Special: Teeny Tiny Triumphs
Five tiny footprint homes show what’s possible with a less-is-more lifestyle.
Less is more
When a 30-square-metre footprint is enough.
Compact and affordable in Geelong.
Borrowing a Japanese small home concept.
A team effort for sustainable urban infill.
A marriage of minds
A multi-function Sydney micro apartment.
An ‘expandable’ hempcrete house provides a dynamic home base for an active family.
Raising the barn
A mudbrick barn in central Victoria is converted into a pet-friendly, low-maintenance retreat.
Two Tassie tree-changers create a low-bill space to pursue their various passions.
Model solar home
A house in Perth’s inner east provides a sustainable and efficient home for its recently retired owner.
A Hawaiian getaway demonstrates how size restrictions needn’t get in the way of a functional, flexible, lovely home.
When do investments in energy efficiency pay off?
We ask two experts to find out, plus include a case study to show how a 0.8 Star unit was upgraded to achieve 8.4 Stars.
Refining the model
The Nightingale model delivers affordable apartment communities with a firm triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial sustainability. What’s the secret
Gas versus electric appliances
Should you select gas or electric to fuel your new cooktop, heating or hot water system?
Design workshop: Slow transformation
Paul Downton offers advice and a plan of action for how a beloved farmhouse can be upgraded for comfort and reduced energy use.
The Merian Munjie Food Company is cultivating indigenous staple crops with the goal of achieving commercial-scale production.
Hike in quality
Tasmania’s investment in architect-designed walkers’ huts is paying dividends for wilderness tourism and hiker comfort.
Hemp and the budding regenerative materials industry
Building designer and hemp proponent Dick Clarke explains how it’s best used in housing and its role in regenerating local agriculture.