Five sustainable homes with serious wow factor
Five of the best open houses in Victoria to check out on Sustainable House Day.
At first glance, bespoke architecture and low-cost living don’t seem a natural pairing.
But Sustainable House Day on 15 September aims to challenge that notion, with more than 250 homes across the country opening their doors to visitors to showcase innovative design that is both environmentally friendly and affordable.
It’s the biggest line-up since the first event in 2001. Donna Luckman, CEO of not-for-profit Renew which runs Sustainable House Day, says it’s about giving visitors a chance to speak to and learn from home owners as they experience the architecture first-hand.
“People are always conscious about how to reduce their bills,” Donna says. “Sustainable House Day is a chance to see and feel what a well-insulated home, designed to reduce costs [while maintaining] comfort, actually feels like.”
From tiny houses to volume-build homes, more than 80 Victorian properties will be open. We’ve narrowed down five of the highlights across the state.