Sustainable House Education
Day (SHED)

House Tour:
Sunday 28th February

9am Morning Tea and Tour Registration
10am - 3pm House Tour
3pm - 4.30pm Concluding drinks and discussion.

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Sustainability Drinks
Sunday 28th February
3pm - 4.30pm
*All welcome.

Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG) rear courtyard

325 Barkers St Castlemaine Victoria 3450

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Sustainable House Education Day (SHED)

Sunday 28th February, 2016


On Sunday 28 February 2016, 10am – 3pm, featured as part of the 2016 Sustainable Living Festival, local residents of the Mount Alexander Shire are opening their homes to the public to discuss some of the design and build choices they have made in their energy efficient builds and retrofits.

Running since 2008, SHeD house tours have showcased a variety of approaches to sustainable housing, from tiny hand-built homes to high-end designer houses.

This year SHeD features a 19th century mill-owner’s cottage, a deceptively conventional new build; and three homes sharing one quarter-acre block (one of which is the first accredited German-designed “PassivHaus” in Australia) a mid-century brick veneer makeover and their son’s annexe, done on a shoestring budget.

Thankyou to our Event Partners, The Sustainable Living Festival and Event Sponsors, Castlemaine Property Group and Mount View Estate Harcourt.


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WHEN: Sunday 28 February 2016, 10am – 3pm.

9am - 10am Morning Tea and Tour Registration (Tour will commence at 10am)
3pm - 4.30pm Post Tour Drinks and informal consultation with local architects and energy efficiency experts. 

WHERE: Tour begins and concludes at the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG) office, where morning tea and concluding drinks will be served in the rear courtyard (enter Hunter St). 

325 Barker St, Castlemaine, Vic 3450

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N.B. You can register and pay on the day, but please arrive by 9.30am so we can complete your registration and begin the tour at 10am.

Transport on the Day: Please get in touch if you will not be traveling by car, or if you have any questions about access or specific requirements.


Post Tour Sustainability Drinks
Sunday 28th February 3pm - 4.30pm.

Join us for a Sunday afternoon drink in the courtyard, where The SHED tour will return to MASG HQ.

Geoff Crosby, Architect, Danilo Paglialonga Architect and Educator, Mick Lewin, Energy Rating Specialist and MASG Chair, and Frank Forster, EnviroShop, will be available for a casual consult or to answer specific questions.

All welcome.

Entry by donation if not registered with the tour.


For more information please contact:

Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG)
p: 03 5470 6978

Go to the SHED WEBPAGE and stay up to date with house and tour info.


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