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Tranquillity base

The owners of the Culvert House, on a rural block in country Victoria, didn’t just want a sustainable and peaceful home for their retirement; they wanted to enjoy the journey.

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Tropical connection

Designed to provide ample shade, cooling breezes and a seamless connection to the outdoors, this Cairns home is perfectly adapted to the tropics.

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Building the ‘missing middle’

This compact three-unit development on a very small lot near Fremantle focuses on balancing community, sustainability and affordability.

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Off the shelf

After building their own home from locally sourced materials and using a simple design, Jane and Owen have packaged up their approach for others in their close-knit Tasmanian community.

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Modular, prefab & off-grid

Designed to be transportable by truck and barge to French Island – one of Victoria’s most inaccessible places – this prefabricated farmhouse is no ordinary coastal retreat.

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A cut above the rest

With an energy rating of 8.2 Stars and annual energy bills of just $500, the first homes built at a new coastal housing estate in Victoria are raising the bar on performance and affordability.

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Inspired by nature

This WA family set out to build the most sustainable, natural and comfortable home they could afford, and they left no stone unturned to achieve a comfortable 9.4 Star house.

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Tassie off-grid

Going off the grid in preparation for retirement is a dream for many and a reality for Peter and Robyn Tuft who run their house and car from a solar and micro-hydro power system.

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