Recipe Housing® Individual Homes

What is Recipe Housing®?

Recipe Housing® is a Design and Construction approach by Sustainable that considers elements of the building site and building pods as “ingredients” for truly sustainable Homes.

Just like baking a recipe, Recipe Housing® adapts the ratios of site and design ‘ingredients’ to respond to each site and Client requirements.

Butter, sugar, flour, eggs, and milk. With these 5 ingredients you can make a range of baked goods, such as pancakes, waffles, cookies or cake. How? Simply by adjusting the ingredient ratios!

5 Design Principles of the Recipe Housing® Approach

  1. Site Specific. Designs respect the site, work with the existing topography and utilise views/vistas. Particular consideration is given to the orientation of the building in order to maximise overall environmental performance.
  2. Individual. Designs reflect individual wants and needs (current and future).
  3. Environmentally Responsible. Designs utilise sustainable materials and seek to minimise waste.
  4. Optimal Performance for the Life Cycle. Designs consider universal design principles to ensure long term access. Material choice considers long-term maintenance. Designs offer flexibility and adaptability to provide multi-functional living spaces.
  5. Attainable and Affordable. The Design and Build are time and cost effective, and sustainable elements within the home provide long-term cost savings on energy consumption. Home owners save money now and into the future.

Why select the Recipe Housing® Approach?

The Recipe Housing® approach delivers a range of benefits that can be applied to a single home build, cluster of residential homes on the one block, or a community development. These benefits are best summed up as:   

  • Flexible. Pod approach means the size and placement of pods can be adjusted to meet site constraints and maximise sustainability outcomes for years to come.
  • Economic Outlay. Recipe Housing® seeks to sit within the existing environment, reducing the need for initial earth works and retaining walls, and the design approach of the pods creates excellent economy of materials.
  • Time Efficient. Pod approach allows for rapid builds meaning you are in your home sooner!
  • Individual. No two sites are the same; no two families are the same; and therefore, no two Recipe Homes are the same! In addition to designing to fit to the site, Recipe Housing® offers a buyers a range of pod configurations, exterior facades, and roofing.
  • Economic Running Costs. The embedded sustainable Design of Recipe Housing® reduces the living costs over the life cycle of the home.

Ultimately, the Sustainable Recipe Housing® approach adapts to your site and preferences no matter how difficult or varied, offering affordable bespoke homes and communities that respond to their environment and delivering high environmental performance over a 25-year life cycle.

“SAVANNAH” Recipe House®: Savannah has an understated traditional country sprawl feel, specifically architecturally designed for rural communities. Learn more.

Are you ready to start your Sustainable Recipe House® journey?

More Information

Recipe Housing Brochure

Phone: (07) 3201 1177