Sustainable homes on show this month

Monday, 23 September 2019

Fourteen homeowners around Geelong, the Bellarine and Surf Coast will open their doors this month to share their secrets to sustainable living.

Sustainable House Day Geelong on Sunday, October 13 will showcase some of the region’s most environmentally progressive homes with homeowners and technical experts on hand to answer questions.

It’s an opportunity to learn from locals on how to incorporate sustainable living into your home and everyday actions.

Homes in Inverleigh, Batesford and the Geelong suburbs of Norlane, Hamlyn Heights, Newcomb and Highton will be open from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

From 1.00pm until 5.00pm, homes in Portarlington, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Torquay and Wensleydale will be open for inspection.

Entry for all properties is $2 per house for adults, while children are free.

Visitors will get ideas and inspiration from both new and renovated homes such as an 8.2 star straw bale family home at Inverleigh, a renovated 1980s brick/timber home in Portarlington, or an 8 star passive solar “classy beach shack” in Point Lonsdale.

The Farm Next Door in Norlane will also open its doors and provide information on low cost retrofit ideas to improve the energy efficiency of rental properties.

For those interested in growing their own food, a Batesford family will be taking tours of their large block landscaped for food production and native habitat. The garden also features a chicken coop with a green roof.

For gardening on a smaller scale, a productive food garden including bush tucker plants in Highton will also be open for inspection.

Organised by Geelong Sustainability, the annual event is a popular attraction on the sustainability calendar with more than 2,300 people touring the 13 open houses last year.

The City of Greater Geelong is a major event partner for Sustainable House Day Geelong.

Keep informed with event updates via Facebook or register with Geelong Sustainability for more information.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 24 September 2019