Issue 40

Ultimate payoff

A concerted effort by dedicated clients and their committed design and build team has pushed the envelope on this super-efficient 9.8 Star house near Canberra. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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Sailing on land

A limestone ‘labour of love’ embraces advanced sustainable design and technology yet appears to have always been part of its historic Fremantle neighbourhood. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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Strawbale in the suburbs

Cosy and gas-free! This Adelaide household even runs its electric car from a solar + battery system, plus has roofspace set aside for future neighbourhood energy projects. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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Green jewel

A subtropical renovation has not only connected a New Farm house with its lush garden but cleverly converted a rarely used swimming pool into a hydronic heating/cooling system. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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Shipshape retreat

Working with a modest budget, architect Matt Elkan transforms four salvaged shipping containers into a stylish, low-maintenance getaway on the NSW south coast. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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Simple success story

Simplicity and a preference for natural materials were the key drivers for a small, light and sunny Tasmanian home and office. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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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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Did You Know?

Composting toilets can be installed in boats, motor-homes, regular homes and sheds built on concrete slabs.