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    Maybeoneday

    With our home we have tried to use locally sourced and recyclable materials as much as possible. This includes secondhand windows and doors, locally sourced and recycled timbers, locally produced Rockcote paint and an upcycled kitchen. The small house has been designed to extend as the family grows...
    Eumundi, QLD 4562
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    Wakarara

    After inundation of their Brisbane home in the 2011 floods, Chris and Marlene Norris sought higher ground. Resilience was at the forefront of their minds when they commissioned the design of their new home at 670 metres above sea level on the edge of the Great Dividing Range, not far from...
    Grapetree, QLD 4352
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    Equanimity Foundation

    This private home is a standard narrow-block design by a standard housing construction company - with sustainability taken to an 8 star rating by the owner. Completed in January, 2011, it sits on a 802 square meter block. Many similar blocks in the area are being subdivided, and whilst the build...
    Coopers Plains, QLD 4108
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    Satori

    The Satori (meaning intuitive illumination or awakening) display home boasts a 9 star energy rating placing this home far above any other display home built in the Toowoomba region. This home is ‘GreenSmart accredited’ and has incorporated many adaptable features to make...
    Middle Ridge Toowoomba, QLD 4350
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    City Greening: house of 2 gardens

    Tickets to this house have all been reserved! Visit our house, built on a former food garden tended by a neighbouring family. This cultural value and our passion for food growing inspired our joint design that makes the most of the small block. The house sits back from the...
    Highgate Hill, QLD 4101
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    Sustainable House Holland Park

    The renovation of Gill St, Holland Park, began the day we took ownership of the home back in 1998. The investment was broken up into five main chunks to spread out the expense. The red asbestos roof, daggy décor, and lack of garage and perimeter garden meant that the house was on the market...
    Holland Park, QLD 4121
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    Dalam Pokok

    This home was designed and built by the owner for ease of construction, maximum comfort, aesthetics, minimal energy usage and maintenance, low toxicity, least impact on the building site, acoustics, aspect and end of life considerations.The goal was to demonstrate to others that homes could be...
    Redlynch Cairns, QLD 4870
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    Tim & Kerri's Grapetree home

    As builders of custom designed homes, we have built several energy efficient homes for clients over the years. However, this home, situated on a rural property at Grapetree, was built as our own residence. Our aim was to construct a 'long-term' home which was energy efficient, provided high levels...
    Grapetree, QLD 4352
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    Aspect Maximiser in Maleny

    This house is primarily designed to be a passive solar house, with emphasis on maximising winter warmth. The following all contribute:

    Selection of north facing site. House layout and window positioning. Window type and size, and glazing type. Breezeway and chimney...
    Maleny, QLD 4552
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    Bro Joe's Shed (jasmine and honey scented)

    1 A biogas plant for summer cooking with methane (see pic) 2 Water management: 2.1 An external winter shower on the paved and trellised N side 2.2 An external summer shower in a banana circle on the S side 2.3 All grey water from the inside (kitchen) sink, winter and summer shower go to the...
    Logan Village, QLD 4207