<span id="hs_cos_wrapper_name" class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_text" style="" data-hs-cos-general-type="meta_field" data-hs-cos-type="text" >Innovative, eco-friendly homes in Australia</span>

World Environment Day on 5 June was a great reminder that this is our moment to act. We can’t turn back time, but we can look toward a greener future. To continue the conversation, we thought it would be a good time to show appreciation toward some amazing Australian homeowners and designers who are breaking ground with sustainable living initiatives.

 

modern kitchen

The White Pebble House located in Hampton VIC is a contemporary structure that makes the most of sustainable building practices to create a home in harmony with the surrounding environment. Having passive solar principles, the five bedroom home is comfortable without any artificial climate control aided by cutting-edge insulation, an efficient airtight envelope and heat-recovery ventilation.

modern house with billabong

Outside the house, the landscaping includes a billabong and is styled to intertwine with natural Australian nature.

 

man playing guitar on veranda

NEAThouse Tasmania designed this house to be aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to live in with economical heating and cooling. The three bedroom house located in Dodges Ferry TAS prioritises the use of materials that are free from harmful chemicals or effects. These materials have been used throughout the home internally to promote a healthier living environment. Building materials were brought in from renewable sustainable sources from local suppliers where possible.

wood kitchen

Having such a high priority for low toxicity, the house goes as far as choosing toxic free finishes in the home including paints, sealants and varnishes.

 

modern house garden Located in Campbelltown SA, the owners of this property wanted a house to stand out stylishly whilst practicing sustainability. The three bedroom and two bathroom build is complete with clean, sleek finishes and double height ceilings with double-glazed uPVC windows, meanwhile a multi-head split system air conditioner and solar-powered heat pump keep the house a comfortable temperature.

modern house dining room

 

corrugated tin house

Designed with modern architectural principles, this house focuses on efficient/passive heating and cooling, connection with the outdoors and water catchment as the house is 100% rainwater dependant.

contemporary house interior

To maximise winter sunlight and summer cross-ventilation the house faces north, while polished concrete floor and full-height brick fireplace provide ample thermal mass to regulate temperatures throughout the year. The timber framed walls are insulated and lined externally with fibre cement sheeting , with additional insulation and finishing cladding.

 

country style home exterior A five bedroom house located in Wilton NSW, this project is a truly remarkable piece of sustainable architecture. The home has net zero energy and generates seven times as much electricity than what it uses due to its air-tight design, clever insulation, efficient appliances and a natural heating and cooling system. Meanwhile externally and internally the build adheres to the traditional countryside style.

outdoor area with timber beams

Large windows and an internal courtyard allow even the southern side of the home to be flooded with northern light, helping to maintain comfortable temperatures and a pleasant atmosphere inside throughout the year.

 

sustainable house Located in Toowoomba QLD, this house is GreenSmart accredited with an energy rating of 9 and is one of the highest on the sustainability scale. The site’s west-facing orientation is largely responsible for this, as it allows the house maximum exposure to northern sun in winter.

sustainable house interior

As well as this, high louvre windows allow for cross breezes in summer and the ventilation of excess heat which maximises the house’s sustainable climate control.

Information credits: houzz.com.au