Sanctuary 55 is available now! Build green, build beautiful, build affordable. Australia's best magazine for people looking to build and renovate sustainably. Discover the latest stunning design ideas and cutting-edge green technology, the best ethical technology and furnishing buys, and tips and solutions to help you create a comfortable home for life.
Inside: In Sanctuary 55 we showcase the astounding range of sustainable homes being created around Australia. Small-footprint rural homes in Tasmania and the Blue Mountains set the pace for off-grid living - with bushfire protection built in - and sensitive extensions to well-loved homes in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth improve liveability and connect occupants better to the outdoors, in one case with a roof garden. A staged build in the Gold Coast hinterland delivers a cosy family home with plenty of recycled materials, and nearby in Brisbane, a willingness to tackle a constrained block allowed one young first-home-owner couple on a budget to build a home complete with landscaped garden. Energy efficiency expert Richard Keech canvases the options for the tricky job of retrofitting wall insulation, and in On the drawing board, interior designer Hayley Witt contemplates the wins and challenges of truly responsible product selection. Elsewhere, we look at how you can use living plants for your fencing, explore the role of local councils in the push for environmental sustainability, and bring you a Climate Resilient Homes campaign update - plus much more.
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