Occurring on the 13th of September this year, Sustainable House Day opens the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living.
Those who signed up for the Sustainable House Day bus tour in WA were lead through a variety of sustainable homes by Solar Dwellings Director and sustainable deign expert Griff Morris, as well as enjoying a delicious lunch at the Hilton Harvest community garden. A special inclusion was a surprise visit to Josh’s House to allow participants to see how the house and garden was progressing since last opening for Sustainable House Day in 2013 where the project attracted around 4,000 visitors.
Aimed at proving that resource efficient homes can be built at a comparable cost and time frame to regular houses, Josh’s House is an innovative residential design and research project. Working in conjunction with Highbury Homes and Solar Dwellings, the Josh’s House project incorporates best practice sustainable design processes combined with a unique communications and community engagement program. Josh’s House is part of a three year research program on ‘high performance housing’ being undertaken by Curtin University’s Sustainability Institute (CUSP), through the Cooperative Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living.