Yesterday was Sustainable House Day, and what a day! As I’ve said before, this year I was able to join the Solar Dwellings Sustainable House Day Bus Tour. It was a long day, but well organised and worth the effort. Well done to Griff, Jodi, Leanne, and all the others involved in organising the day.
These are the houses we visited, in order:
- Casa Nostra – Joondanna
Architect owners Di Lanzo & Partner is in the process of finishing off the second part of this duplex townhouse, readying it for sale in a couple of months. They’re living in the finished one next door; both houses have 9 star Nathers rating. Keep an eye out on realestate.com.au if you’re in the market.
- Karrinyup Home – Karrinyup
Peta and Adrian are ordinary home owners who have built a beautiful and warm passive solar house designed by Solar Dwellings. This was a highlight of my day, and I can’t wait to show you this one!
- Ferreira House – Hamilton Hill
Chris Ferriera has a strong sustainable vision for his home and is passionate about sharing this with everyone he can. There were so many people at this house it was like being at a massive party!
- Josh’s House – Hilton (private tour)
Josh Byrne opened his home especially for those on the bus tour, as he felt it wasn’t fair to his neighbours to have so many cars parked everywhere – as you can imagine his home would feature on the must-visit list for pretty much everyone! He was nice enough to join us on the bus afterwards, and I managed to squeeze a few questions in. This was another highlight of my day.
- Hilton Harvest Community Garden – Hilton (lunch stop)
We had lunch and a “nature break” at this popular local and very interesting community garden.
- Sustainaburbia – Hamilton Hill
I first found out about Sustainaburbia when I was researching olive pressing for my parents (which I’ve been meaning to blog about for 2 years now) so it was great to see the inspiration behind the blog.
- Green Swing – Lathlain
A Solar Dwellings and Right Homes collaboration, this project won the HIA WA GreenSmart Home of the Year 2014, and has so many features it’s hard to know where to start!
I’ll do a series of posts on the individual houses in the coming days.