Sustainable House Day 2012

Sustainable House Day started in 2001 and continues to inspire, educate and encourage people to ‘see it for themselves’ by visiting one of the 13 homes that are open around Geelong and the Surf Coast.

A combination of newly designed homes and retrofitted homes means there’s stacks of ideas for all budgets.  Of course the thing that really interests me is that some homes are opening purely for their gardens!  A combinations of indigenous, native gardens as well as highly productive gardens are on display, including an oil producing olive grove in Lara.

Local volunteers from the Geelong Sustainability Group and the Surf Coast Energy Group will also be available to help with guided tours and answer any questions you may have.  Entry is FREE and houses are open from 10am till 4pm.  This year’s event is made possible with support from the City of Greater Geelong.


In a novel idea, the Surf Coast Energy Group have arranged for you to meet ‘Sustainable Designer’ which will operate from 2pm to 5pm at the Torquay Angling Club (Esplanade, Fishermans Beach, Torquay) and also The Red Till Cafe’ in Anglesea.  The sessions are FREE but limited to 15 minutes.


For specific address information for the open houses go to