Sustainable House Day '14 - Billabong Houses open / by Julian Rutt

One of the Billabong Houses is open for 2014 Sustainable House Day!

Started in 2001, Sustainable House Day is a national day opening the most environmentally progressive homes to the public. To quote the website:

On Sunday 7 and 14 September, you have the opportunity to tour an amazing array of everyday Australian homes all built and created around the ideal of reducing their footprint on the earth.

By partaking in Sustainable House Day you can tap into local knowledge to learn how to successfully integrate renewable energy, recycling, and other sustainable practices into your home and lifestyle. This unique event is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living. Our homeowners, sponsors and local sustainable groups look forward to sharing their knowledge with you.

For the first time, Sustainable House Day is being spread across two weekends, with one of the Billabong Houses open on both weekends. Demand was high last year with 6 hours of back to back tours.

There are all kinds of homes open for viewing, everything from brand new homes, to extensions and renovations of existing houses, check the SHD 2014 website for more information.