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Get inspired by these sustainable dream homes

Sustainable homes are better for the environment and can save you money in the long run. These homes show how finding a greener living situation can be achievable.

A 10/10 sustainable home

If you've been thinking of buying or building a more sustainable home, we've sourced three incredible properties with high sustainability ratings to show you how it's done.

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) offers a star rating system that indicates how energy efficient a home or building really is. With sustainable homes becoming increasingly desirable, there are financial incentives to buy or build a greener home.

It's built to follow building biology principles, the home is entirely healthy and non-toxic," Reece explains.

By Ginger G.

A humble passively designed home

Custom-built for a narrow 9.9m-wide block, the energy-efficient home in Adelaide has a NatHERS rating of 7.5 and currently serves as the display home for Mirage Homes. Our all-electric, 7.5 stars sustainable home was designed specifically to fit on a narrow allotment in a typical suburb within a sensible price range.

  • The modern, green bungalow
  • Small home allows for easy temperature regulation
  • Energy efficient combination of thermal mass

Taking advantage of its northern orientation, a generous setback and extensive double-glazed windows welcome in the winter sun, while external shades protect it from the harsh summer rays.

Mirage were also conscious of the materials used in the build, employing recycled brick and exposed concrete on walls and flooring to generate a thermal mass to radiate heat back into the home at night. This form of insulation provides the home with natural heating and cooling, providing year-round comfort and reducing energy costs.

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