Christie Walk: A Piece Of Ecocity

Christie Walk is a model ecological cohousing development in central Adelaide, Australia. It consists of 27 dwellings (including 2 straw bale houses), on a 2,000 square metres site. It was designed by local architect Paul Downton and completed in 2006. Its innovative aspects include energy and water saving measures, use of ethical finance and use of recycled non-toxic materials. The development has been included as a case study in the Australian Government’s guide to environmentally sustainable homes and inspired similar projects such as Aldinga EcoVillage and a cohousing in Canberra (source: wikipedia).

Written by Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh" (New Building with Straw), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "Strawbale Training for European Professionals (STEP). As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.