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Sustainable House Day - The Nillumbik Trail 2024

BOOK NOW  - Sunday 21 April 2024

Come travel The Nillumbik Trail with generous local hosts sharing stories of their sustainable home journeys to help you on your own path.


See what has been achieved, and learn what you can do right now to improve your home's energy efficiency, comfort and health. 

Their explanations and innovations will give you inspiration and motivation.  Plus, it's a nice day out in your local 'hood. 

Choose from 7 different houses and 6 different time slots then book your tours.


This event is part of Renew’s nationwide Sustainable House Day program. View the full program at  


Scroll down to view participating houses below...

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BOOK NOW  - Sunday 21 April 2024

Renovation - RESEARCH

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Do your research on renovating at this BAL40 rated home that added a second storey and 9.9kW of solar PV on 6 acres of steep woodland.

See SHD website profile for Research Renovation here

Your host: Mark & Jane 

The Burstall House - MONTMORENCY

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A 1940's Monty Mudbrick for a young family set amongst a water efficient, permacultured landscape.


Dan supports people to design and evolve their own habitat.  Take the opportunity to learn how he has applied this to his own habitat.

Open PDF profile for The Burstall House here.

Your hosts: Dan & Liz

Living Systems

Urban Earth House - HURSTBRIDGE


This home is 'earth ship inspired'.  Come to find out what an earth berm is and stay to admire the bespoke kitchen art splashback.


Video tour.

Sanctuary Magazine article.

See SHD website profile for Urban Earth House here 


Your hosts:

John (owner), Ryley (tenant)

Trevor & Maureen's - ST ANDREWS


An Architect's own home recently built to BAL rating 19, including louvre windows.

With beautiful views across St Andrews, this airtight design achieved a NatHERS rating of 6.4 stars

See SHD website profile for Trevor and Maureen's House here

Your hosts: Trevor & Maureen

Rosie & Grant's House - HURSTBRIDGE

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This brick house has had a Goldilocks retrofit - not too hot in summer, not too cold in winter.  Learn how you too can make changes to live in a home that feels just right all year round.

See SHD website profile for Rosie and Grant's house here

Your hosts: Rosie & Grant


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That 70's house has been progressively upgraded to achieve a 10 star energy rating.  An accredited scorecard assessor, Lucinda has walked the talk and has the solutions to going green.

See SHD website profile for HomePatch here

Your host: Lucinda Flynn, Going Green Solutions

Henry House - ST ANDREWS

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Heard it on the grapevine? 

Overlooking a productive garden and private vineyard is a simple house on the hill, heavily insulated with roof solar PV array and solar hot water.

See SHD website profile for Henry House here

Your host: Sarah

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