In an exciting leap, BuildHer's latest development is a completely unique model - a Community Collaboration Project with the "BuildHer8".
Along with Rebeka and Kribashini, six DevelopHer Masterclass graduates joined forces to create two architecturally different, yet complementary and sustainable homes, by pushing the traditional boundaries associated with property development in Melbourne's leafy northern suburb of Fairfield.
Ben Callery Architects designed two houses, each with their own individualistic flair. The vision for each home was always to create distinct spaces that will speak to the homebuyers' sense of identity.
Using clean, fresh and contemporary lines, a sense of openness and an abundance of natural light, the look will be softened by materials and finishes reflective of north-side style: sophistication and edginess served with a side of character and personality.
The collaboration model lends itself to a unique opportunity for communal involvement, from planning and funding to design and construction, BuildHer Collective will track each step of the project on this exciting journey!
Yes, we did sell the North House "off the plan".
However, we are excited that one more lucky buyer will have the opportunity to purchase the South House. CLICK HERE to see the listing and contact our agents Sam Rigopolous & Paula Beavis from Jellis Craig Inner North to express your interest.
If you loved our JAMES ST, BAYVIEW and ALPHA Magazines, then GET EXCITED because we'll be back soon with a brand new magazine full of who knows how many pages of fabulousness!
As alway, we'll be showcasing STUNNING details from the SOUTH HOUSE by the BuildHer8. If you want to know a particular paint colour, where the tiles are from or the exact details about the lights, the finishes, the amazing furniture... then THIS IS YOUR GUIDE.
Click HERE to go on the waitlist for the magazine and we will send it straight to your email when it's ready.
we have a love for
We are as passionate about developing sustainably and responsibly as we are about creating beautiful, comfortable and healthy homes.
Amazing sustainability features in each house include:
| All electric, no gas home.
| Passive solar architectural design by Ben Callery Architects.
| 7-star energy rated, including slab insulation.
| 9.1kW solar system with Tesla Powerwall.
| Jetcharge electric vehicle charger.
| Reclaim heat pump hot water system.
| Insulated garage door by 4Ddoors.
Other features include:
| Cross ventilation, eaves and window shrouds.
| Rainwater tanks.
| Use of recycled and natural materials.
| Low VOC paints.
| Water efficient taps and fittings.
| Timber floorboards with carbon offset.
who are the
Led by REBEKA MORGAN and KRIBASHINI HANNON, co-founders of BuildHer Collective, the BuildHer8 team have between them a wealth of experience and knowledge from which to draw upon and have each taken control of various parts of the project.
They are, from left to right...
All Things Buying & Sourcing
All Things Building & Construction
All Things of All Things
All Things of All Things
LOUISE VAN ZELM
All Things Numbers
All Things Interiors (North House) & Partnerships
All Things Media & PR
All Things Interiors (South House) & Partnerships
web teaching series
Every reno has its challenges, the good, the bad and well, the ugly ducklings usually turn into beautiful swans.
Not one's to shy away from keeping it real, we'll be sharing the highs and lows, while using our unique collaborative building process to really get into the details of our design thinking and the realities of pulling together a project like this.
Our aim is pretty simple; empower anyone interested in renovating and building with the right tools, know-how and a few tips and tricks along the way.
We know that many of you are thinking about tackling their own dream home renovation or developing for profit, and our 8-part renovation series will provide you with not only the inspiration you need to get your creative juices flowing but the right tools, knowledge and know how to start your own project and get it right the first time.
Over the 8 episodes we'll take you through the backstory, demolition and take you right through the construction process to lock-up, get deep into the interior and cabinetry design and finish with the big reveal of the Rathmines South and North homes - it's going to be FUN!
We understand you may have experience, you may have renovated and successfully made profit. But unless you put together the strategy and the plan and you have the framework for this, you may never take that next step.
What if you'd had that plan and started 5 years ago?
Click the button below to find out more about developing for profit as a lifestyle.
Amazing suppliers and trades are what makes a good project great! We have been blessed to work with some of the best in the industry. We love our suppliers and you should too!
Zenn Design is all about valuing skilled Australian craftsmanship. Each piece of furniture is designed and handcrafted from start to finish locally in our Melbourne workshop. Made Strong & Made To Last from the highest quality natural materials to ensure years of enjoyment - tailored to you!
"If you can imagine it, we can create it!"
A boutique company offering custom interiors and design consultancy. Rachel works closely and collaborates with her clients and their trades to provide a unique and empowering experience and a stand-out result.