Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)

Scullin – an inspirational tour

Over 30 people attended this sustainable house open day and were inspired

This house tour showcased ways to make a 46 year old house more sustainable and resilient.

The owners are striving for personal resilience through growing and preserving their own food, bulk buying of grains and supplementing the normal gas and electric appliances with off-grid ones.

grinding bikeDuring the tour several types of solar ovens, a bicycle powered grain mill and smoothie blender were operating, plus a hand-cranked combination mixer and food processor.

It also showcased solar panels with battery storage and two types of double glazing.

The garden included food plants in the front, side and back yards, water tanks, wicking beds, a grey water system and a lean-to greenhouse.


Solar cooking

Off grid appliances.


solar ovens

scullin tour bike




With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government