Grand Designs Australia: Series 5
Hosted by Peter Maddison, Grand Designs Australia tells the stories of new homes and the people who are building them. The series charts the in-depth process of elaborate design projects undertaken by self-builders.
Part 1: Container House
This feisty and resourceful couple decide to trial a whole new way of building, starting with 10, then 20, then 31 steel shipping containers that carpenter Todd, plans to crane into their suburban block, then somehow weld into a flood proof family home – all for just $400,000.
Part 2: Mt. Eliza Modern House
Georgina has been drawing and designing homes since she was a child, but has never built anything – until now. She and her husband are putting her plans into action building a modernist design.
Part 3: Origami House
Why would an architect at the pinnacle her career and creative powers ditch the drafting desk, don steel cap boots and take up a blowtorch? Because for Ariane Prevost, thats exactly the antidote to a lifetime of designing houses for other people – 102 in fact.
Part 4: Foxground Pavilion
After 30 years as a civil engineer, Joe Cato has built more roads than the Romans. But a few years ago he and wife Maura made the active decision to slow everything down – to sell their successful construction business, and spend more time with their three children.
Part 5: Melbourne Urban Green
Ian and Ann are challenging the norms in their suburb to build a modern and sustainable home that is clad in water tanks. It’s a game of invention and ingenuity for a $1.8 million investment.
Part 6: English Farmhouse
Sarah and Alistair bring a piece of the English countryside to Sarah’s hometown. From the pitched roof to the European interiors, they are committed to authenticity – with a touch of fantasy.
Part 7: Bluestone Cottage
Jason and Jennifer’s 15- year-old derelict bluestone cottage was left almost frozen in time. They plan to restore it and add a modern, industrial structure that will contrast the heritage frontage.
Part 8: Spotted Gum House
Millie and Andrew are bringing their dream of life on a farm to fruition, including a home that is unique. Projecting out of the landscape and clad in natural materials, it’s a new take on rural living.
Part 9: Strawbale House
Like many people, Dean and Sherril Lamb yearn for a simpler existence, for them and their three children. But unlike most people, theyre actually going to try and make it happen. Theyve sold their successful fruit shop and home in Warragul and bought 40acres in Pipers Creek in country Victoria ….all in the pursuit of total self sufficiency.
Part 10: Aussie Bush House
Before Matt McClellands wife Anne died six years ago, theyd been looking for a rural property to build on – a place to call home for them and for their four adult children to come to visit. So when Matt stumbled across 40 acres in central Victoria with spectacular views to Mt Alexanders granite hill side, he knew hed found the spot.