This Sunday, homes all over Australia will open to the public for guided tours and walk throughs in a celebration of Sustainability.

For more than 17 years, Sustainable House Day has provided a great opportunity for hundreds of thousands of people to visit some of Australia’s leading green homes – ones that are not only environmentally friendly, but cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.

On the list of those homes opening their doors is The Shed by Anderson Architecture, an eco flat that’s part garage, part retreat, with large windows and wonderful light.

Other highlights include Laneway Studio by McGregor Westlake Architects, and The Loft by NH Architecture. The warmth and compact size of these projects prop the long touted idea that ‘good things come in small packages’.

Sustainable House Day also features the green work of VCC friends such as Di Mase Architects, Brave New Eco, EME Design, Geometrica, and Quentine Irvine.

Sustainable House Day is run by the publishers of Sanctuary Magazine, the Alternative Technology Association. The ATA are a not-for-profit organisation that enables, represents and inspires people to live sustainably in their homes and communities.


Image by Nick Bowers of The Shed, by Anderson Architecture.