Why are we writing case studies? First and foremost, we believe that people’s stories, complete with decisions, rationale, tips and pitfalls, have much to offer people planning to build in the same area. Every person will take the same information on sustainable housing, and then see different priorities, have different areas of interest, and produce homes designed for a particular block, a particular person and way of living. Secondly, a sustainable home may not look any different to others on the street and so the beauty of the features can be easily missed – case studies can celebrate these features, explaining their function and how they work in particular homes. Thirdly, we think it important that you do not feel alone in wanting to build a sustainable home. You are not. Googong, because of its design guidelines, the people involved, the community that has been created, and the opportunity that this project has provided for expert advice at an early planning stage, is by nature a great place to be building thoughtfully and there are many doing so.

Have a read through the case studies and testimonials below, and check the project Facebook page to hear about other homes and new Googonians who are willing to share their stories. Good luck with your build!

Case Study 1: A Googong Solar Passive Home

Case Study 2: “Comfort First” – The Raine Family Home




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    September 23rd, 2015

    The Googong Sustainable Building Advisory Service has been up and running for 1 year now, with over a year to go and consultations still available at no cost to you!

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    November 24th, 2014

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    October 29th, 2014

    The Googong Sustainable Housing project has now been up and running for just over 6 weeks and is well under way.

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