mirage homes

mirage homes

About

eco home

Mirage Homes is a design and building company that creates affordable, ethical and sustainable homes.

Our homes are designed to achieve ideal levels of comfort while positively impacting the natural environment. Through a considered and thoughtful design process we focus on encouraging more sustainable and healthier levels of well-being for our clients, the wider community and our planet.

An ingrained responsibility to the environment and our community has moulded our holistic approach to design and sustainability. This informs every decision made throughout our projects creating beautiful, ethical homes with a level of liveability far beyond the conventional house. Every facet of each project from interiors to building materiality and landscape design is carefully considered to create solutions that are both resolved and responsive to the local climate and your site. We are not only dedicated to creating homes, but developing a profound and ethical approach to how we live – one that inspires a more meaningful connection with our surroundings while having a positive impact on our planet.

We provide a comprehensive design and build service that makes highly sustainable, architecturally designed homes accessible and affordable to more clients. Our homes are comfortable, high-performance, environmentally conscious and uniquely tailored to your site, budget and desires. By limiting the number of projects we undertake each year, we ensure that every home is finely crafted, providing our clients with the individual attention and service we believe they deserve.

Design

Our process is transparent and collaborative. Guided by our in-house design team we begin with a site visit and project brief, individually tailored to your requirements. We don’t have standard plans – instead we develop a unique concept that strikes an ideal balance between design, sustainability and your desired lifestyle. Starting with net-zero we work with you at all stages to continuously evolve the design until we find the best solution for you and your budget.

Research

We’ve engaged independent sustainability experts to compare the energy use and cost savings of our homes against that of a standard practice home. The results show that our homes perform substantially better through a sizable reduction in energy consumption costs and greenhouse gas emissions. While there are some extra costs involved at the time of construction, this relatively small investment can be recouped within the first 2-5 years with savings compounding further over time. The choice to invest in a sustainable net-zero home brings a positive and lasting impact, reducing your environmental footprint and improving your lifestyle for the future.

Construction

Since 2002 our construction processes have been continuously refined and updated to reflect new technologies and ideas. We work with recycling specialists to ensure that a minimum of 70% of our building waste is recycled which reduces our contribution to landfill. We hire trades that share our philosophy and understand the products and technologies we specify, leading to reduced embodied energy and ongoing operational costs.

Collaboration

We seek collaboration with those who share our passion for high quality design and environmental responsibility. Working with talented landscape designers we create sustainable, climate responsive exterior spaces that work in unison with your home to contribute positively to both the local eco-system and your quality of life. We focus on native plant selections and responsible material choices to ensure beautiful, self-sufficient green spaces. We also collaborate with like-minded interior designers to ensure our selections are energy efficient and materials are responsibly sourced where practical.