Sustainable news and events from Sustainable House Day

Little House on Little Howard Street

Over 330 people visited this beautiful home in 2016 when the house wasn’t quite finished. The homeowners have moved in and are ready to show more visitors this impressive nod to Freemantle’s past, with modern sustainable features such as an underground water tank, solar hydronic underfloor heating, solar passive orientation, high insulation / thermal mass […]

Honeyeater House

With a mere 79sqm floor area this award-winning yet humble home is an exercise in pared-back living. This Margaret River gem is open again in 2017 – come see how passive design and recycled materials can achieve so much in a small space.  

"Convertible" House at Stringybark

The unique design of the convertible house with its barrel vault ceiling gives a small space a big feel. The aim was to create a home that had minimal impact on the environment through the use of good orientation for passive solar gain and use of the natural resources available on site – rainfall and solar. […]

Bellairs Avenue

One of the most popular homes in SHD 2016 is open again in 2017. When Kat and Joel bought their home 10 years ago, it was a rustic old Edwardian shopfront with a train carriage in the backyard. Their shared passion for sustainable living saw them plan a complete revamp of the property, rebuilding a […]

Event: Speed Date A Sustainability Expert

Are you renovating or building and looking for environmentally friendly options? Thinking about solar power or solar hot water? Redesigning your garden or wanting to create a rooftop garden? Get advice and tips from Australia’s leading green architects and experts on energy efficient products, solar, green roofs and more at Speed Date a Sustainability Expert. […]

5 things you may not know about SHD

1. SHD has been around for more than a decade. It has helped create a positive impact for hundreds of thousands of people looking to make their homes and lives more sustainable through peer to peer influence and inspiration. 2. SHD participating houses are private properties open for public visiting. The home owners or sometimes architects/builders […]