What can you expect to see?
The event is nationwide, and this year many of the houses have either migrated off gas to be all electric, or are being built without gas in the first place. Many of the home are also net-zero energy, which means they produce more energy than they consume which means little to no electricity bills for homeowners!
Earth building construction is also a prevalent design feature this year, and includes homes that have utilised materials such as hemp, rammed earth and straw bales.
What is sustainable House Day all about?
"Everyone wants a home that is well-designed, healthy, and runs efficiently in an age of high energy bills," said Donna Luckman, CEO, Renew.
"Sustainable House Day allows Australians to see real homes that have achieved this, and get unbiased advice on how to make their homes more comfortable and cheaper to run," said Luckman.
Find an open home near you
236 homes in seven states/territories will be on display, and more than 35,000 people are expected to attend. Entry to homes is free, with some homes requesting a gold coin donation and a few homes conducting ticketed tours.
A full list of homes opening on Sustainable House Day 2019 and registration is available at sustainablehouseday.com.
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