CERES EcoHouse

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The CERES EcoHouse is a sustainable display home that provides working examples of sustainable features that can be added to existing housing stock.

Owners CERES Community Environment Park
Location 8 Lee St, East Brunswick
Country Australia
Type Sustainable renovation
House size Medium, 21 squares
Email [email protected]
Phone 03) 9387 2609

Summary of house features

  • Grid interactive PV power system
  • Passive solar extension and additions
  • Displays of insulation
  • Lighting displays
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Low embodied energy construction
  • Natural floor coverings and finishes
  • Urban rainwater harvesting
  • Greywater systems
  • Solar hotwater & hydronic heating system
  • Permaculture garden with low water tolerant plants

The house is open to the public last Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm. Entry is free.

Established in 1983, the house was relocated from nearby to CERES so it could be renovated and be easily accessible. The house has a live in caretaker, and shows how to convert existing housing stock to signficantly reduce our individual impacts on the earth by changing the way we do things without changing our lifestyle.

A sustainable building consultant is available during opening times to answer any questions

Other attractions open at CERES on Saturdays are the Organic Food & Craft Market, Nursery, Organic Café, and the Bicycle workshop



  • Origin Energy initially provided some funding for the ongoing maintenance of the house, but no longer support the Saturday open days.


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