Sustainable House Day preview

Sanctuary previews just some of the houses open as part of Sustainable House Day on September 7 and 14.

Take a sneak peek inside some of Australia’s most environmentally friendly houses this September as part of Sustainable House Day. This is a chance to glean some of the hard-won dos and don’ts for your green building project, and see first-hand the results from those that have made it out the other side.

Homes are open on September 7 and 14 across Australia, with homeowners on hand to offer advice on replicating the sustainable features of their properties. This year features a new straw bale dwelling at an eco village outside Adelaide, an 8.5 Star infill development in Geelong, a Gold Coast Hinterland home with native gardens and even architect Caroline Pidcock’s Sydney terrace, deep in the midst of renovation.

Sanctuary 28 profiles eight of the houses open across Australia.

Sydney – The architect’s home

New South Wales – Organic retreat

Queensland – Cool hinterland home

Western Australia – City beach home

South Australia – Eco village home

Tasmania – Mountain straw bale house

Victoria – Geelong 8.5 Star house

Sustainable House Day was first held in 2001 and is now managed under EnviroEvents of EnviroShop. It’s grown to be a calendar favourite for the environmentally-savvy with recent events seeing 200 homes open their doors to over 40,000 people, signalling the growing interest in sustainable living in Australia.

Sustainable House Day gives anyone from industry professional to curious novice an insight into just how much can be gained from going green.

Visit the Sustainable House Day website for a full list of houses open around the country on September 7 and 14.

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Cover of Issue 28
You can read more about Sustainable House Day preview in Issue 28 of Sanctuary magazine.

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