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On cloud nine

This New Zealand architect borrowed a Japanese compact house concept for his own small home, achieving an uplifting living space in a mere 50 square metres.

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Collective wisdom

Subdividing her backyard to build a small-footprint house for herself has allowed Vicky Grosser to show how appropriate development can improve the sustainability and affordability of our cities.

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Passion project

A deceptively simple, low-energy home gives two Tassie tree-changers the breathing space they wanted to pursue their passions.

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Off-grid transformer

Set on a secluded site with ocean views, this off-grid house on the Hawaiian island of Maui demonstrates that a local size restriction needn’t get in the way of a functional, flexible, lovely home.

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Less is more

The owners of a tiny house, built using SIPs, are relishing the experience of living a life less ordinary.

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In the saddle

The result of a mutual understanding between architect and client, Saddle Hill House is a comfortable and well-insulated family home, achieved through passive solar design and renewable energy.

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A home for life

Metro Melbourne’s first certified Passive House is throwing open its doors for Sustainable House Day 2017 to show that high performance housing can be achieved on a tight budget.

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Home with heart

Featuring an effective passive solar design, salvaged and recycled materials, and an innovative whole-block water harvesting system, this little owner-built home provides a comfortable base for a young Canberra family. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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