Custom sustainable House Designs

A selection of beautiful homes custom designed for our clients. These sustainable house designs showcase some of the best ideas and materials on offer. Features include passive design, low-carbon materials, and the latest building techniques.

Timeless Design

Healthy Materials

Cutting Edge Methods

The things we design and build are a testament to our ability to create a better world than the one we were given. The choices we make today will echo down the years.
 
We design using traditional patterns which enhance the lived experience of a home. These patterns provide a sense of timeless comfort which is hard to come by in a new home.
 
We aim to guide you and your build team in the construction of a durable, efficient, safe, and sustainable home. We do this by combining modern building science with a sensitivity to the origin and lifecycle of materials.

Figlea Hall

An addition to an existing homestead. The property is an old dairy farm which is in the process of being converted to a self-sufficient permaculture farm, with a large system of aquaculture ponds. The new building will house the living spaces for the large family, and includes a traditional timber frame, super insulated walls and roof with rainscreen cladding, double glazed timber/aluminium windows, and a large solar array.

Construction underway March 2021.

See the flythrough here:

Wodinstead

The idea behind this project is to build a modern home in the suburbs that is tough enough to stand for a thousand years, as have some of its counterparts around the world.

A heavy timber frame, resting on foundations sunk to bedrock, forms the heart of the building. Highly durable Stringybark and Callitris timbers, along with strawbale walls and thick traditional lime plaster create a strong, quiet, super-insulated haven despite having neighbours only 5 metres away.

Hand crafted double glazed Cedar windows, deeply buried air cooling tubes, 10.000L of rainwater storage, a budding permaculture forest garden, and a 7kW solar array ensure energy efficiency and self-sufficiency.

Due for completion mid-2021

Wombat Lane House

This project is a rebuild of a home lost to the Morton fire in the summer of 2019/20.
The building is designed to meet a BAL29 fire rating, but we are confident that it can withstand much more than this. With full FC sheeting on the exterior with Colourbond steel cladding, simple forms with no nooks or gaps for ember infiltration, and aluminium double glazed windows with steel mesh screening, even another direct hit should have very little effect on this bunker of a house.

Due for completion Mid 2021.

Tabulam

A fusion of traditional Australian, Japanese, and Swiss elements demonstrates the beauty and adaptability of vernacular styles in this 3 bed, 2 bath home spread across a pair of timber framed pavilions.

Boardwalks, a mezzanine space, and interlinked indoor/outdoor spaces create a multitude of environments for the use of a growing family throughout the seasons. The East facing glass wall streams morning light into the master bedroom and mezzanine living space, while the large north facing glazed doors are perfectly shaded for winter sun and summer shade.

The Zincalume roof, cement wall panels, and hardwood frame provide the durability for this home to last for hundreds of years, aging into the landscape as it does.

 
 

Jen's Tiny

This Tiny House on Wheels is a collaborative project undertaken with the owner/builder. The home is being constructed directly on the bed of a 7×2.4m 4.5t trailer and uses both new and repurposed materials to create a healthy, durable, and light-weight home for a very low cost.

There are a lot of great miniaturised and eco friendly features going into the home, such as underslung water tanks and storage boxes, light stick framing, and a composting toilet.

Construction underway April 2021

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