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Recent House Profiles

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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Hempcrete house

Building with hemp is still a novelty in Australia, but interest continues to grow. This house in inner-Sydney is built using hempcrete for its low embodied energy and excellent acoustic and thermal performance.

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Recent Articles

Recycled timber: material that tells a story

Recycled timber can be a beautiful feature in a new build or renovation – but there’s quite a bit to get your head around when deciding how best to use this valuable material.

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Picking a site with potential

Searching for that ideal house or site to turn into your sustainable dream home? What should you look for and what should you avoid? Building designer Dick Clarke gets you started.

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Small spaces gardening

Higher density living affects outdoor spaces as well as our homes – but small in size doesn’t have to mean short on greenery. Kate Smalley from Small Spaces Garden Design explains how to make the most of courtyards, balconies and vertical spaces.

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Simple pleasures: saving energy in the smart home

Smart tech has the potential to save energy in the home – but you need to go well beyond a product’s energy-saving claims in order to really work out if the ‘smart’ solution is in fact more effective than a ‘simple’ one.

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