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Australia’s best magazine for people looking to build and renovate sustainably.
Discover the latest design ideas and cutting-edge green technology, the best ethical technology and furnishing buys, and tips and solutions to help you create a comfortable home for life.
Inside: In Sanctuary 65, we take a look at sustainable design for the tropics: what to consider for a high-performing, energy-efficient and super comfortable home in Australia’s warmer climate zones.
We speak to designers from Cairns to Broome for their best advice, and our house profiles include tropical and subtropical builds and renovations that get it right.
In On the drawing board, a house on Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands shows off best-practice design for both sustainability and intentional community.
Elsewhere, we visit an off-grid family home on a budget in regional Victoria, an extension to a heritage Adelaide house designed with an eye to multi-generational living, and a modest-sized 7.6-Star Canberra home for a family of six.
Dick Clarke takes eco-friendly, long-life modified wood product Accoya for a test run, and Renew’s Beyond BAL team recaps the project and presents the best green homes going the extra mile for bushfire-resilient design.
And as summer rolls around again, we talk to Chris Ferreira about FireWise, a program offering tips and support for bushfire-resilient landscaping and garden design – plus much more.