Celebrating 25 Years of Custom Homes

Wow…25 Years! Time to CELEBRATE!

Stay tuned this August to dive into our archives and reminisce on our most accomplished sustainable Custom Homes.

So to kick start the celebration, check out our latest video by simply clicking the image above OR the link here: https://youtu.be/aJgeQoreY5s

Recipe House – The Kingfisher

In 2017, Sustainable undertook a journey with Tobias and Hilke Volbert to design and construct their affordable, adaptable and environmentally conscious Recipe House. Throughout their journey to create their dream home, they engaged in and trusted our Sustainable process to come out with a truly individual and sustainable home.

To see and understand their Recipe House journey with Sustainable, click the ‘Recipe House – The Kingfisher’ link – Recipe House – The Kingfisher.

[The Kingfisher Series] Podcast Video 4 – Why are we still creating developments on “life support” in 2020?

Brett McKenzie sheds light on the reality of today’s housing developments. Here at Sustainable we aim to inspire people to take on the responsibility to create design lead homes that create better community living rather than contribute to larger social and environmental issues.

Brett: “So yes the housing stock may be cheaper, but effectively you are buying cheaper products [and] a cheaper system. In the long term, if you have a design lead process with long term thinking, you end up with a more cost effective home diluted over a longer period of time.

To hear more of what Brett has to say, click the link: Podcast Video 4 – Why are we still creating developments on “life support” in 2020?.

[The Kingfisher Series] Podcast Video 3 – Sustainable Housing Outcomes

Brett McKenzie (Sustainable CEO) talks you through Sustainable Outcomes. Click the link below to hear what he has got to say.

Sustainable ensures that our design lead homes perform unbelievably from a sustainable and energy perspective. In considering the environment and sustainable concepts before constructing the building, ensures that we are maximising passive energy. For more information: Podcast Video 3 – Sustainable Housing Outcomes.

[The Kingfisher Series] Podcast Video 2 – Recipe Design Savings & Waste Management

Through our design and construction expertise, Sustainable helps you generate recipe design savings, of both time and money. Cost is further reduced through our waste management approach – recycling 98% of the construction waste. For more information go to: Podcast Video 2 – Recipe Design Savings & Waste Management.

[The Kingfisher Series] Podcast Video 1 – Sustainable Solar & Orientation

Sustainable understands sensible design, considering compass-north and solar-north, and positioning homes based on the orientation of where the sun comes up and goes down. For more information go to: Podcast Video 1 – Sustainable Solar & Orientation.

Kingfisher House


Join Tobias Volbert as he discusses his Sustainable journey. Tobias, Hilke and the boys, even three years on, still enjoy and engage with the pleasures of their Sustainable Recipe House.

If you are interested to read more about Sustainable’s key principles in constructing the Kingfisher house, read more at Sustainable News – The Kingfisher House.

Leading the way with Recipe House Communities

Recipe on Crowley showcases how design led urban in-fill housing can continue to deliver the Queensland way of life through natural space and engaged community.

If you are interested in developing house and land options that have the market edge check out our Recipe Housing Communities page.

Be inspired @ Open Day on Crowley

Looking for 21 century design that embraces Queensland values and lifestyle?

See whats possible on Sunday 23 Sept @ 5-9 Crowley St, Zillmere

Recipe on Crowley – Open Day

See design led urban housing leading the way in protecting the Queensland way of life through natural space and engaged community – Be at our Open Day Sunday 23 September 10-3pm 5-9 Crowley St, Zillmere


Phone: (07) 3201 1177