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The Unsustainable House Tour

The Unsustainable House Tour

Duration:2 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I am a local architect, and have worked for many years in the field of sustainable design. At Soft Loud House Architects we use a values-based design process, helping our clients explore their goals, needs and values to create an environment worth living in. I'm always amazed how little understanding there is for the basic principles of sustainable design, and keen to share some insights to help…
Alvyn
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Alvyn
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What we’ll do

The Unsustainable House Tour involves an introduction, a walking component and a hands-on component. Participants will meet at our workshop for a brief introduction, before being taken through the surrounding streets and parklands to examples of unsustainable houses. Fortunately Ocean Grove has an abundance of examples, and no two tours are the same.

What to bring

Its Victoria, and you can expect the weather to fluctuate wildly. Sun hats / sun screen is recommended in summer, and a raincoat / umbrella and warm clothing in winter. For the rest of the year all of these things may be required.

Where you'll be

This late 20th century Australian suburban setting offers a range of unique opportunities and experiences, often hidden to visitors who are intimidated by the maze-like and car-dominated street network. Unlike much of the Australian built environment, these areas are unmarred by overhead cables and can be exceptionally quiet, with virtually no human activity in the public realm visible day or night except for people getting into and out of cars.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests of all ages can attend. This educational tour is targeted at people who would like to know more about sustainable building, or are interested in how Australian architecture relates to the natural environment. It provides valuable…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Alvyn
The Unsustainable House Tour
New experience
£17/person
New experience
£17/person