Designing a sustainable
future, one house at a time

Creating homes for better living

Efficient, healthy homes

Natural material compliance

One-on-one guidance

Designing your dream sustainable home
shouldn’t be risky or confusing

Backed by certification and hands-on experience, our design process ensures your dream Passive House success.
Learn more about about how to get this process started by booking a site meeting.

Why Shelter Building Design?

Stress-free DA

Experienced in achieving council approval for sustainable and natural building materials.

Cost-effective designs

We work with homeowners to create designs that meet the needs of both lifestyle and budget.

Peace-of-mind process

Our process ensures you’ll feel confident from the first to the final stage of your home design.

Your home, our commitment

We’re committed to understanding your wants and needs before a single design decision is made.
Creating a healthy, sustainable home that matches your lifestyle is our promise.
Ready to take the next step towards your dream home? Book a site visit today.

Our projects

Tomerong Mudbrick House

Hazelbrook Hemp House

Katoomba Light Earth House

Hempcrete Secondary Dwelling

Culburra Hemp House

Our solutions

Passive House Designs

From $10,000

  • Design by a Passive House Certified Designer
  • Council approval
  • PHPP

New Dwellings

From $6,500

  • Environmentally responsive concept and design
  • Sustainable materials selection
  • Council planning and approval

Renovations and Secondary Dwellings

From $3,000

  • Small sustainable projects
  • Improvements to existing dwellings
  • Use of natural materials

Our clients

Our awards

Our team

Kirstie Wulf

Principle building designer &
certified Passive House designer

Kirsten Dudley

Building Designer and earth building expert

Download the ‘Homeowners
guide’ to Passive House design

What are the steps you should be taking when beginning the process of designing your sustainable house? Our guide outlines the essential considerations to get you started on achieving an ideal Passive House to match your lifestyle .

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding sustainable design and construction, please contact us.

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