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How to build an affordable, comfortable, healthy and energy efficient home

Course duration: Self-paced

Course level: All levels

Course price: $495 ex. GST


This course is for anyone interesting in building better homes that are affordable. In our lessons, we will talk about why this is important, and walk you through the different methods we use to construct individualised energy efficient houses – the hybrid home method.

Whether you are a prospective homeowner looking for advice for your new home, a student wanting to explore the field of energy efficient home design, or an industry professional wanting to expand your skills, our lessons will help you understand the need for improved housing standards in Australia, and share construction details that will help you achieve a better outcome in your build, being mindful of your budget.


  • prospective homeowners looking for advice for your new home
  • students wanting to explore the field of energy efficient home design
  • industry professionals wanting to expand their skills
  • anyone interested in building affordable energy efficient homes


  • 2 hours of exclusive video content
  • Downloadable 3D visuals of construction details
  • Lifetime access to this course
  • Access to a members-only Facebook group


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With a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and corporate communications, Sandra is in charge of all our marketing and PR activities. Originally from Germany, she has a passion for passive house design and is excited to encourage change in the Australian building industry.

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After a stint in his early 20s as a carpenter, Anthony has been on a mission ever since to improve Australia’s building design and construction. He has over 15 years of industry experience and is on a quest to educate Australians about the benefits of designing and building better.


After purchasing the course, you will get lifetime access to the content. You will be asked to create a profile to log in to your account. This allows you to start learning, but also pause and come back to the course in your own time.

The course is based in video format and designed to give you bite-sized content to not overwhelm you and make the information more digestible. You can come back or rewatch as you please.

Lessons might include additional information such as external websites, recommended articles, downloadable files, or links to audio or video content such as podcasts.

In addition to the course, you will also get access to an exclusive members-only Facebook group with direct access to the instructor Anthony. The link to this group will be shared after purchase of the course.

  • lifetime access
  • additional content
  • 3D visuals worth over $2,000
  • access to members-only Facebook group

$495.00 Ex. GST


Are There Any Entry Requirements For This Course?

No, there are no entry requirements. This course is for anyone with a general interest in building better performing homes. Whether you are a homeowner yourself, planning on building a home, or are an educator or part of the building industry, this course aims to share best practices and proven building methods that anyone can replicate.

Is There A Time Limit For Completing The Course?

No, there is no time limit. You can take all the time you need, and you can also come back and re-take the course if you ever wish to do so. When purchasing the course, you get lifetime access to the course content including the downloadable 3D construction detail visuals.

Will I Have Direct Access To The Instructors?

When purchasing the Hybrid Home Course, you also get exclusive access to a member-only Facebook group. This group is reserved for all participants of the course and allows you to connect with like-minded people. The Hybrid Home Course Facebook group is also a great place to ask questions and get immediate access to Anthony, who is the administrator of the group.

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I Am Not Based In Australia. Can I Still Do The Course?

Yes, you certainly can! This course is designed to match the climate conditions of South East Australia, but the general principles and construction details shared are universally applicable. We therefore welcome anyone in the world to take this course if you want to learn more about energy efficient yet affordable building practices.