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I’ve always been interested in environmental issues, gardening & sustainability & the opportunity to build my own sustainable dream house came about, when in 2016, I began the process of subdividing my one acre block in Heathmont into three lots: one with the original family home, plus two vacant blocks. This of course took much longer than I anticipated & work finally began on my new home in May 2019; it was completed in May 2020. The block is 1076m2, north-facing & backs onto Dandenong Creek reserve. I wanted to take advantage of what I hoped would be lovely views along the reserve towards Mount Dandenong, so the house is an ‘upside down’ house, with the kitchen, living area & master bedroom on the second storey. My youngest daughter and I put the concept together & an architectural draftsman friend took all of our ideas & made them into a practical & (I think) beautiful home.