Sustainable Chippendale

A Sustainable Suburb In the Making

Sustainable Chippendale is a community initiative setup to support the Sustainable Streets and Community Plan in Chippendale. If you are passionate about sustainability we'd love you to join us in getting behind this ground breaking project to establish a practical model for sustainable inner city living in Sydney.

The Sustainable House is on 3 things!


A great article about Michael Mobbs' Sustainable House, right here in Chippendale was written on 3 things this week by Mark Isaacs

3 Things is a very cool webpage, an initiative of Oxfam, they call themselves a 'movement of godness', and it is all about how if we all take small steps, together we can make a big difference! We love and strongly believe in that in Chippo!


Whenever I hear the term ‘self-sufficient household’, I always think of some kind of idealistic hippy commune built on acres of property populated by livestock, and nourished by orchards and hot springs. Or even a house created by one of those billionaires from Grand Designs that no normal human could ever dream of building. It wasn’t until I met Michael Mobbs, author of DIY novel Sustainable House, that I realised that it was possible for run-of-the-mill city slickers to transform the way they live.

Fourteen years ago, Michael Mobbs redesigned his house to become energy efficient. The house now saves $2000-$3000 every year on energy consumption." For the full article click here.