Over 235 homes with sustainable features will open their doors across Australia this Sunday 15 September, with thousands of people expected to attend.
The innovative green homes will be open to the public on the day, giving a rare glimpse into exceptional homes designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind, allowing people to speak to and learn from homeowners.
Off-grid living, solar with battery storage, green roofs, hemp walls and innovative energy efficient design are just some of the features you are likely to see on the day.
Donna Luckman from the Alternative Technology Association says that one of the biggest myths about sustainable living is that you can’t have a beautiful, comfortable home that is also sustainable.
"One of the great things about Sustainable House Day is that it does away with some of the myths about sustainability. You can see beautiful architecturally designed homes that are visually appealing and you can see sustainability features that have worked on a range of budgets."
Bank Australia helps customers make their homes more sustainable with an easy way to pay for environmentally friendly features. Through our Eco-Pause, eligible customers can pause their home loan repayments to pay for eco-upgrades like solar, batteries, water tanks and grey water systems. Customers can stop repayments for three months, or halve them for six.
We hope you can come and view open homes in your area. To view home profiles and register to attend, go to sustainablehouseday.com.
Sustainable House Day, another initiative of the ATA, is proudly supported by Bank Australia.