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Tiny homes, big community

The movement to build tiny houses on wheels continues to gather momentum in Australia, and we’re excited that so many are throwing open their doors this year for Sustainable House Day!

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Refining the model: Nightingale

Nightingale Housing skips over the traditional, profit-driven property development model to instead deliver affordable and beautiful apartment communities that people are clamouring to live in. So, what’s their secret for success?

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Teeny tiny triumphs

In this special feature, we look at five tiny footprint homes that show what’s possible with a less-is-more lifestyle.

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Build without skip bins

Reducing waste is a challenge for any house project especially as the building industry is still geared towards landfill – contributing almost 40 per cent of Australia’s overall waste. But, as owner-builder Greg O’Byrne found, he could all but eliminate landfill and even went without a skip bin when constructing his sustainable home.

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Prefab performers: 16 of the top rating modular and prefabricated homes

If you still think prefab is code for ‘cookie cutter’ you’d be wrong. There has been a widespread architectural revolution when it comes to prefabricated construction; now, almost any design is possible. We look at the latest developments in Australia.

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The makings of a sustainable renovation

Sanctuary 41 presents renovation success stories. Excellent renovations make the whole house better, reduce bills and improve comfort. Unfortunately, too many reno projects miss opportunities to reach their potential. We present you with our top eight design considerations along with real-world profiles that show just how good renovated homes can be.

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