Four salvaged shipping containers are transformed into a stylish seaside home in southern NSW. A Brisbane couple renovate, converting a disused pool into a hydronic heating-cooling system. Melbourne’s first certified Passive House sets out to prove high-performing housing can be achieved on a tight budget.
These are just some of the outstanding homes that will be opening their doors to the public across Australia on Sustainable House Day, Sunday September 17.
Sanctuary Magazine profiles some of the extraordinary offerings of Sustainable House Day 2017 in its latest issue.
There’s the Adelaide household that runs its electric car on a solar with battery system, the super-efficient 9.8-star house near Canberra, and the compact Tasmanian home that makes the most of simplicity and natural materials.
But there’s lots more: solar system sizing, gardening with stormwater, specifying eco building products, window selection and urban agriculture.
And Sanctuary profiles Stuart McQuire and Wendy Orams, the pioneering couple who were one of the first in Australia to have a grid-connected solar system installed on their roof – way back in 1996.
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