Words & images supplied by Nillumbik Mud-brick Association
After a Covid19-inflicted hiatus, the Eltham Mud-brick House Tour returns to Nillumbik on the 21st of May via a new digital format. Run by volunteers from the Nillumbik Mud-brick Association (NMA) and proudly supported by Nillumbik Shire Council, this year’s Tour showcases five unique local mud-brick homes and will raise money to protect and promote Nillumbik’s mud-brick heritage.
As explained by Tour organiser and NMA Treasurer Andrew Evans, “We wanted to keep the Tour alive and to do this we have had to temporarily transform the previous, in-person event into a virtual one. With Covid unfortunately still in the community, the in-person format which saw 300 people visit five homes on a Sunday afternoon was still too great an imposition for most home owners”.
The new virtual event will see the owners of the five homes assemble at a central location to broadcast online in a live interactive format. Video documentary footage of each house will be interspersed with a Q&A exchange with the homeowners, where online attendees will be invited to ask questions.
During the Tour you will discover more than half a century’s worth of experimentation, design and construction – and the importance of Nillumbik Shire’s earth building heritage in the Australian alternative and sustainable housing movement. Tickets are now available for $22 per screen via www.elthammudbricktour.org and trybooking.