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Sustainable House Day success!

With almost 30,000 visits to the 206 houses on show, we couldn’t have hoped for a more successful Sustainable House Day 2017. We check in with some of the homeowners to find out how their day went.

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Sanctuary 41 out now

Under New Zealand’s seismic codes, renovation can be tricky and expensive, but the rewards can be remarkable as demonstrated by the home that features on the cover of Sanctuary 41.

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Find open houses near you – Sustainable House Day

Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day.

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Sanctuary 40 out now

There is a lot of interest in shipping containers for houses, but rarely is it done as cleverly and beautifully as in the ship-shape holiday home in southern NSW that features on the cover of Sanctuary 40. And you can visit this home on Sustainable House Day.

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Small home BIG LIFE competition winners announced

The winners have been announced in the 2017 Small home BIG LIFE design competition, and there are some terrific projects in the mix.

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Sanctuary 39 out now

Designed as a student project for an international green building competition, this reimagined Kiwi ‘bach’ has found its permanent place on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s part of a ‘Shacks & Studios’ special in this issue: five great builds under 75 square metres.

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