Downsize Up(Grade) House

Positive Footprints Pty Ltd

This is a story about downsizing; about aging gracefully and living fully, within your means, in the place you love most – the existing garden of the family home.

The Down size Up House is a highly efficient 162sqm 8.8 star home nestled in a beloved suburban garden. Built butting up to an old double storey stable (converted to garage & art studio in the build), the new home is light, bright, warm, and healthy, with a step less entry making access easy for the elderly clients. Passive solar design, rainwater capture (14,000 litre), grey water reuse, environmental & healthy material selection, and onsite solar make the most of the site, and a house that is very cheap to run. This in turns leaves time and resources for the owners to make the most of their retirement in the place they love.