LiFEHOUSES in Slow Living #18

LiFEHOUSES (and an interview with Robyn) feature in the latest issue of Slow Living magazine, in a feature on 'Shelter'...

On news-stands now.

more accolades for the LiFEHOUSES concept

Our LiFEHOUSES concept has won the 2013 Green Lifestyle Award for 'Energy Saving' in the Home category of the magazine's annual awards held on Wednesday evening, celebrating all things sustainable and 'green'. The winners will be showcased in the Nov/Dec issue of Green Lifestyle magazine, on sale next Friday, 18 October 2013.

'Let there be life' - Bendigo Advertiser feature

A three-page spread in the Bendigo Advertiser, written by Lauren Mitchell and with photographs by Peter Weaving, on Lifehouse Design, our ideas about design and development generally, and our Campbells Creek house. Published Saturday, 7th September.

Campbells Creek house features in Sanctuary magazine

Our Campbells Creek LiFEHOUSE 2.2 house features on the cover, and in the latest Sanctuary magazine (issue #24). The article 'The Simple Life' by Jacinta Cleary, outlines the background of the LiFEHOUSES project, as well as photos and specifications of the house. (Photos by Brendan Finn at folded bird photography.)

BDAV 2013 Building Design Award Winners

Lifehouse Design won two state design awards on Saturday the 27th of July at the Building Designers Association of Victoria Annual Dinner and awards presentation held in Melbourne in the NGV Great Hall. 


The awards were both for our LiFEHOUSE 2.2 house at Campbells Creek, built by Vic Restorations Building Services: 


- Winner Best Energy Efficient Design - Residential

- Winner Residential Design - New House up to $300K construction cost


See for details.

BDAV inaugural '10 Star Challenge' win









Lifehouse Design, in association with Crosby Architects and Lewin Consulting, were announced winners of the BDAV's inaugural '10 Star Challenge' at a gala dinner at Zinc at Federation Square in Melbourne on Friday 29th July, for the Flip_Flop House.


Speed Dating with Sanctuary - Design:Made:Trade in July

Lifehouse Design was one of ten leading sustainable architects and designers who participated in Speed Dating with Sanctuary at the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings on July 17, as part of the State of Design Festival's Design:Made:Trade event.  Sanctuary readers brought along plans and ideas to discuss with one or more of the architects/designers in a fun and interactive environment.  It was fast - 10 minute consultations - and noisy, but hugely successful: it received the gong from The Design Files for 'Most Popular' event at Design:Made:Trade.  See highlight

Munro Court on Treehugger

Sanctuary magazine featured an article on our Munro Court project's houses and communal gardens in Issue 10 this year (article by Fiona Negrin, photography by Rachel Pilgrim and Andrew Lecky).  Treehugger ran some excerpts and photos from it recently...  Have a look at:



For us Uruguay was an enigma, a small country of some 3 million people, an almost secretive republic, nestled between two giants – Argentina to the West and Brazil to the North. Besides its diminutive size, it boasts some quite amazing achievements - two football World Cups, a few football World Club champions, a couple of football Olympic  Gold medals, star football was about now that we decided to find out what else happens in Uruguay besides football.

Trip to the Rio De La Plata

So after a year and a half of Danilo filling our heads with anecdotes, comparisons and stories of his recent year in Uruguay (where?), the rest of the Lifehouse team was ready to ask him very politely to shut up. It must have been around this time that he started to take the hints and bored nods we had started to give him for he suddenly stopped talking about the beloved country of his birth.

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