Embracing the shack

A backyard studio ‘shack’ was the ideal way to create more living space without compromising an otherwise perfect Tasmanian home.

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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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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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Coastal gem: Freycinet Tasmania

Artists Tamzen and Sam Brewster imagined a low-energy creative sanctuary in the idyllic surrounds of Tasmania’s famed Freycinet National Park. The understated result appears almost of the landscape itself, even its name borrowed from the ground below.

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Shopfront revival

Architect Chris Clinton’s adaptive reuse of a 1960s bootmakers cum take-away shop is much more than an exercise in recycling.

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