Environmental education centre - Barrett House

Barrett House is a sustainability demonstration house and a fantastic community resource for Eastern Suburbs residents. Bequeathed to Randwick Council for community use in the late 1990s, it was retrofitted in 2008 through a partnership of Randwick, Woollahra and Waverley Councils with funding from a NSW Environment Trust grant.  

Barrett House, a sustainability demonstration house located in Randwick.

Barrett House now acts as a sustainable demonstration project. It shows different approaches to retrofitting for sustainability to suit every size and shape of house and, of course, every budget - all to help you make your place a more sustainable and comfortable home to live in! It showcases working examples of practical sustainability measures including energy and water efficiency, cool cupboards, recycled furniture and many other design features. There is also a small permaculture garden with a compost system, a vertical garden and space to sit and enjoy the sunshine.

Visiting Barrett House

A number of community workshops and events are also held at the house regularly, that are open to anyone who would like to attend.

Community groups use the house for meetings and workshops in the evenings and Rhubarb Foods uses the house for Fruit & Veg box pick-ups.

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