Sustainable House Day 2012

What to see our version of a sustainable home?  Do you live within 100km of Melton, Victoria?

Well come and visit our humble abode on Sunday 9th September 2012 from 10am – 4pm, to have a butchers at all the great sustainable projects that you have seen our family build/grow/create over the past six years.

See the clay oven.  See Cluckingham Palace.  See, not one, but two renewable energy systems.  Touch the worms, smell the compost, taste some mint, check out the irrigation system, say gidday to a chook, or just have a chat with Kim, Ben, myself, or many of the other volunteers that will be helping us from the Melton Sustainable Living Group.

Have I convinced you with this corny ad?  No steak knives, but I guarantee a learning experience to remember.

Here is the official blurb from the great team at SHD.

Sustainable House Day 2012

Some of Australia’s greenest homes will open their doors to the public for the eleventh annual Sustainable House Day on Sunday 9 September – showcasing the country’s most environmentally sustainable and innovative homes that invest in renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to reduce their carbon footprint. 

This is your personal invitation to see what sustainable homeowners have done and how these ideas can apply to you! 

If you’re thinking about improving your home’s energy, water or waste management efficiency, speaking to homeowners about their own experiences is a must. Seeing real sustainable projects in action, and learning what worked well and not so well, will help save you time and money. 

There will be plenty of information available on the day, with architects, builders and energy auditors on hand at many of the homes to provide you with expert tips on sustainable living. 

From retrofits to new builds, there are sure to be many inspirational ideas to adapt to your home. 

Entry to the houses is free. For house locations and more details visit  

We are excited to be a part of this wonderful event for the third year in a row, so if you are local, pop on in for a tour of the grounds, and see what is possible on an average suburban house block.

The address will be listed on two weeks before the event.

See you on the day!


  1. says

    Just asking my husband if I/we can come. I would dearly love to see your gardens and greenhouse and I know Martin would be keen to study and admire your cheesedom and pizza oven. Not to mention both o us would love to study your alternative energy providers, beer making set up and preserving.

  2. Anonymous says

    Oh how I wish I was closer. Would love to come and see firsthand what you have all been up to. Never mind! Another time perhaps

    Jo in NZ

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