Garage Mahal Home

Home Where Project - House No. 2
Garage Mahal Home - Fremantle, Western Australia, 2005-2013 (*Sold in late 2013)


All photography by Daniel Bruyn, WA.

Garage Mahal Home was designed co-built by Andrew (essential trades were contracted out) from 2005 to 2013, and it exists today in Fremantle, WA. The house is perched on a small hill overlooking Fremantle, with north-facing orientation. The house was built from lightweight steel fabrication, which was designed to be dismantled and altered if need be, and provided an enclosed living space of approximately 230sq/m, coupled with an ideal landscaped outdoor area, outdoor kitchen and vegetable garden.

Sustainable Lifestyle Design Features

  • Passive solar system powering the home

  • Grey water system

  • Largest green wall (of it's time) in Australia, which naturally regulates heating and cooling

  • Compost System with sub-surface drainage system

  • Pivoting 360 deg windows for directing internal air flow

  • Lightweight, heavily insulated Bondor panel roofing

  • 12 wide suspended roof

  • Featuring recycled and upcycled materials

Construction Slideshow

Click image below to watch a video of the construction of Garage Mahal Home

Andrew wishes to acknowledge and thank Tim Pardoe and Steven Hayes for their work in making this home possible

Videos by Steve Hayes, dear friend and buddy from Cottlesloe, Perth WA.


Sustainable House Day 

Featured as an open house for
Sustainable House Day in 2012 and 2014.


There are many unique environmental features, with the main feature being a vertical green wall (surface area of 126 sq/m), set 1 meter away from the building, using a deciduous creeper to create a breezeway on the north and west sides of the building. The vertical green wall completely embraced passive solar design, enabling the home to be warm in winter and cool in summer, and is one of the largest domestic green walls in Australia. 


Click to read more about the Vertical Green Wall

Garage Mahal Home

162A Samson Street
White Gum Valley, WA 6162