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Sustainable House Day 2018

Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day, Sunday 16 September 2018. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living.

This year four homes will open in or near the Macedon Ranges (click here, or on individual property names, for further information):

Clearwind at Glenhope (20km NE of Kyneton) is opening for the third year running. Gold coin donation for entry. There's lots to learn and to love at Clare and Win's place. Tours of the house, orchard and produce garden will run half-hourly (on the hour and half hour). A huge range of "pop up" workshops is on offer (click here for more information) Refreshments available all day.

Two passive houses will be open:

Noonameena at Redesdale (about 35km N of Kyneton) is a new Passive House, constructed from prefab straw bale panels. Entry by gold coin donation.  John is passionate about Passive House, and will run tours on the hour. Refreshments available from local coffee van onsite.

Owl Woods at Trentham (25km W of Woodend) provides a unique opportunity to see inside the fabric of a Passive House while it is in construction.

Jocks Gully at Ashbourne (10km SW of Woodend) is a "case study" in self sufficiency, a well designed mudbrick house with improvements over several years. Solar energy, vegie garden, orchard and electric vehicle. Tours will run throughout the day.

Addresses of the properties are now available from the SHD website ( You need to register for the event on the SHD website (no charge for this) to be able to see property details.