3 Great Green Houses in Australia

by Greg on September 15, 2012

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The people of Australia have been very focused on building sustainable homes. Below are three cool eco houses in the region.

Bowen Mountain

Located in New South Wales, Australia, The Bowen Mountain House is surrounded by lush greenery which adds to its stunning beauty and functionality. The CplusC Architecture firm designed the eco-friendly home to be a weekend retreat, including a pool, terrace and adjacent pool house with a sauna.

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This gorgeous luxury chalet offers very large internal volume, while still managing to maintain simplicity and warmth. Built on very large wood reinforcements, the style remains authentic to the woodsy environment.

The house was constructed using steel frames for protection from environmental elements, in addition to making it solar compatible and energy saving. Finished with a two-part epoxy system, the paint provides one of the most long lasting protections from corrosion available on the market today.

Recycled and new Australian hardwoods frame the steel structure. The dramatic, angled soft tones of grey steel on the roof seamlessly blend with surrounding muted earth tones. Recycled glass substances create a dramatic and modern, yet still home style effect. The entire structure appears to blend easily into the site to merge both indoor and outdoor spaces effortlessly. You can get great builds on property in New South Wales fantastic real estate in New South Wales is available to look at online check the link and see what properties are out there to suit you.

Hill End Ecohouse

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Designed to be a landmark sustainable property, The Hill End Ecohouse in Brisbane, Australia uses design features, products and materials that have undergone a rigorous regimen and assessment of environmental, economic and social sustainability.

The landscape features lush plantings to provide food, shade, cooling breezes and privacy and are irrigated by rainwater and treated greywater. The subtropical design employs energy efficiency that responds to local climate changes. Through the careful selection of materials, its infrastructure and planted garden follows the principles of subtropical design flawlessly.

The front fence is made of galvanised steel and recycled hardwood. The original driveway constructed of brick gravel and recycled permeable concrete was replaced with sustainable concrete, making it more suitable for vehicles, balls and bicycles.

Hill Plains House

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The Hill Plains House in Metcalf, Victoria very near Melbourne was designed by Australia’s Jeremy Wolveridge of Wolveridge Architects. Based upon the agricultural farm construction commonly found during the Victorian era, this eco home features a rugged exterior made from recycled timber, also used extensively in the interior.

As an off grid home, the ceiling lining and internal walls were created with recycled product delivery crates. The vaulted ceiling and master bedroom was lined with leftover cuts and structural beams that had originally been milled for the flooring.

Hill Plains House also features heavy insulation along with natural ventilation for maintaining optimally comfortable temperatures year round. The solar system includes batteries and there is also a remote emergency power system.

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Brian September 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

I’m not sure how a large chalet with pool and sauna for weekend use can be considered green.

Pools are very power hungry and the essence of green buildings is to build for what you need, rather than impress the architectural journals.

Sorry to be negative but I see too many mansions with a few green features added on saying they are eco dwellings.

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