ABOUT dozen sustainable homes on the Border and North East will open their doors during Sustainable House Day this month.
Homes at Thurgoona, Huon, Yackandandah, Beechworth, Gapsted, Anglers Rest and Benalla will welcome visitors on Sunday.
The Snail House at Yackandandah is an octagonal-shaped, strawbale house, designed to be energy efficient by using passive solar and natural light.
The windows are double-glazed and there is generous insulation to complement the strawbales.
The power system is off-grid solar with generator backup.
Beechworth property Fat Goose Farm will showcase its extensive gardens and external features such as two worm-based waste management systems.
More than 200 sustainable homes will be open to the public across Australia.
They will showcase what is possible when you set out to make your home more comfortable to live in, cheaper to run and better for the environment.
For listings visit sustainablehouseday.com.