Woah. Sustainable Houses is a broad statement and a word which is so often overused. All of the houses we feature on Lunchbox Architect incorporate some aspects of sustainability — a water tank, a shiny array of solar panels, or
a passive solar design because everyone should be making an effort. But there are some homes which take it even further and these are the homes that we're happy to stamp as sustainable houses.
It's virtually impossible to be truly sustainable, but some of the homes we feature use only renewable energy, sustainable building materials and capture and treat all their water on-site, making them self-sufficient. If we see a home that goes above and beyond in the world of sustainability, we'll list it here so that you can be inspired by their ideas and strategies.
Check out some of the Sustainable Houses projects featured on Lunchbox Architect
Stafford House by TONIC Design Featured Project
High Ceilings, Large Windows Make This Home Look and Feel Larger
It's amazing how high ceilings can offer your home an extra sense of space, just take a look at this light and bright example...
Anna's House by Gardiner Architects Featured Project
Transforming a Run-down Weatherboard Into a Bright, Sustainable Home
Want a sustainable home, but don't know where to start? An architect can help you create a comfortable, sustainable home...
Sustainable House Annandale by Day Bukh Architects Featured Project
Get the Basics Right to Make Your Home As Sustainable As Possible
If you focus on the basics first in sustainable house design, everything else becomes a bonus and your reduce greenwashing overwhelm.
Elemental House by Ben Callery Architects Featured Project
Off-grid Retreat Takes in Views of a Stunning But Hostile Landscape
Sitting on an exposed hilltop, this off-grid retreat deals with a hostile landscape, but it's worth the effort for that view...
Recyclable House by Featured Project
Unlike Pesky Coffee Cups, This House is Designed to be Recyclable
It's surprising how many everyday items can't be recycled. Being fully recyclable, this home is surprising for the opposite reason!
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5 Innovative Designs That Will Make You Green With Green Roof Envy
Imagine if the satellite view of our towns and cities was a patchwork of lush greenery instead of miles of tile and tin...
Hawthorn Solar Extension by Habitech Systems Featured Project
New Solar Extension Designed to Power the Whole House
A rear extension takes advantage of a North-facing backyard to connect to the garden and generate electricity for the whole house.
Bush House by Archterra Architects Featured Project
A Home Inspired by the Feelings of Camping Under a Simple Tarpaulin
In a natural clearing of bushland, this home with simple detailing and an earthy palette captures the spirit and joy of camping.
Maroubra House by Those Architects Featured Project
Post War Sydney Home Updated for a Young Modern Family
A home previously owned by the client's Grandmother wasn't a good fit for a young family. An innovative extension changes all that.
Cape Tribulation Home by m3architecture Featured Project
An Off-the-Grid Home Appropriate to its Stunning Rainforest Location
This off-the-grid home is close to the beach in the Daintree Rainforest — an ancient ecosystem deserving a thoughtful approach to site.
Blairgowrie 2 by InForm Featured Project
Timber and Glass Combine to Create a Stylish Coastal Modernity
Timber's warmth and laid-back nature meets clean lines and expanses of glass to create a style that is sophisticated yet relaxed.
Mount Ninderry House by Sparks Architects
Mount Ninderry House by Sparks Architects Featured Project
Mount Ninderry House: Low Budget Sustainable House in Picturesque Surrounds
Mount Ninderry House is a sustainable house that takes full advantage of its stunning natural setting without the extra cost. And check out that pool!
Brunswick House by Christopher Botterill Architect Featured Project
Brunswick House: A New Perspective in an Eclectic Neighborhood
Brunswick House is restrained and space-efficient, but surprising spaces like a rooftop terrace provide a new perspective on its eclectic neighborhood.
Coromandel Bach by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Featured Project
Coromandel Bach: Beach House (Literally) Opens to the View
Coromandel Bach was conceived as a container sitting lightly on the land for habitation. A 'bach' is a New Zealand term for a simple holiday shack.
Model House by Breathe Architects Featured Project
Model House: Home for a Set Designer Puts on a Show
At first glance it's a typical Victorian-era worker's cottage. Only on closer inspection you realize there's something unusual going on behind that facade...
Snowy Mountains House by James Stockwell Architects Featured Project
Snowy Mountains House: Living Off The Grid Never Looked This Good
Snowy Mountains House is designed for living off the grid in style. The home works with nature to resist extreme winds, collect rainwater and shed snow.
Darlinghurst Terrace by Nettleton Architects Featured Project
Darlinghurst Terrace: Heritage House Renovated for Sustainability
Old terrace houses are not the most efficient beasts. But this Darlinghurst terrace renovation proves you can have a terrace and aim for sustainability too.
Clifton Hill House by Nic Owen Architects Featured Project
Clifton Hill House: Heritage Cottage Gets Sustainable Renovation
An inner city Victorian cottage of heritage significance is renovated with contemporary design and sustainable building practices.
Port-a-Bach by AtelierWorkshop Featured Project
Port-a-Bach: A Portable Teeny Tiny Shipping Container Home
This 'Bach' - a New Zealand term for a small holiday shack - is built inside a shipping container. It's a self-contained, portable, and fun retreat for a family of four.
Shipping Container Guest House: by Studioarte Architecture Featured Project
Rusty Shipping Container Transformed into a Glamorous Guest House
For less than the price of a new car, a rusty old shipping container is transformed into a stunning guest house. What a bargain!
Cubo House by PHOOEY Architects Featured Project
Cubo House Uses Upcycled Materials to Celebrate Its History
Cubo House is a sustainable home which celebrates its history via restored existing elements and upcycled features using the surrealist technique 'Cubomania'.
Eyrie Houses by Cheshire Architects Featured Project
Eyrie Houses: Two Houses Each is Barely Larger Than Four Sheets of Plywood
Eyrie Houses demonstrate just how decadent the holiday home has become. And how rewarding returning back to basics can be…