Sanctuary Issue 64

House profiles

So simple

In West Hobart, a minimal renovation and tiny but targeted extension delivers a homely, grounded result.

Treechange win

Covid gave this Perth couple a nudge to fast-track their Yallingup treechange dreams.

Studio portrait

An unloved brick garage in inner Melbourne becomes a seriously useful home office and guest room.

Prefab perfection

Squeezed onto a tight inner-Melbourne site, a high-performing prefabricated extension gives a Victorian cottage a new life.

Among the dunes

This holiday home in coastal SA now accommodates extended family and friends in a cluster of prefabricated pods that sit lightly on the sand dunes.

Top of the range

On a boulder-strewn slope with divine views in central Victoria, an architect’s prefab Passive House is a prototype for future client projects.

Committed to the cause

On Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Julie and her architect took up the challenge of a sustainable relocatable home on a budget.

Built back better

Undaunted by losing her house to bushfire, Rae chose a modular solution for her custom-designed kangaroo sanctuary and new home on the New South Wales South Coast.

Ideas & advice

Prefab power

Offsite construction is gathering pace. We look at what’s new in the industry, and profile a range of local prefab and modular suppliers.

Treasure trove

We talk to five specialist reclaimed timber suppliers giving this precious resource another life.

Toolkit for electric homes

Renew’s recently launched Getting Off Gas Toolkit can help households make the switch away from gas.

On the drawing board: A tale of two retrofits

In, architect Jeremy Wells describes the targeted, cost-effective retrofits made to his own and a client’s Melbourne homes, and the lessons learned.

Design Workshop: A home for the generations

A sentimentally precious family home on a steep block is set to be added to and upgraded for shared extended-family living.

Outdoors: Sweet and wild

In time for spring, Mara Ripani introduces three of her favourite sumptuous syrups made from foraged flora.

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