When you think of an off-grid sustainable eco home, you might think of a tiny house on a big block surrounded by nature. Not this one!



Last year on Act Local, we met Dr Martin Freeney from Earthship Eco Homes, the builder of Australia’s first council-approved Earthship.

Inspired by the Earthship movement and its sustainable living solution, you may have thought, ‘Cool, but that’s just a one-bedroom Airbnb on a beautiful, large, north-facing block. I don’t have a lot of land, and what would it look like if I wanted to live in the suburbs?’.

Enter Amy Mackenzie, who built a suburban Earthship home on a 900m2 block in the coastal town of Goolwa with all the luxuries of a modern home.

Intrigued and curious about how the Earthship can sit among the traditional housing we’re accustomed to, we caught up with Amy to learn more about her eco-friendly home.

If you’re looking for other ways to live more sustainably, check out the rest of our Act Local series.


Feature photo by @cameronmarkdoyle

This article is part of Act Local, our project to champion grassroots conservationists who are getting their hands dirty and having a positive environmental impact in their local communities. Check it out!