Open Homes

A showcase of beautiful, personalised and
accessible homes

Photograph of Jocelynne And The Transformative Power Of Home

Jocelynne And The Transformative Power Of Home

Jocelynne was born with vision impairment, profound deafness and with an intellectual disability. She spent the first half of her life in foster care, group homes and institutions. She did not thrive in these environments. At the age of 22 she got the opportunity to move into a home of her own. It transformed her life. Check out what she's achieved with her independence!

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Photograph of Glenda's Renovated Bungalow

Glenda's Renovated Bungalow

As soon as Glenda laid eyes on this charming historic bungalow she knew it was the home she'd been searching for. Although it was old and a bit run down, she saw its potential. See how Glenda has transformed this house into her own colourful accessible oasis where she feels free.

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Photograph of Maria On Finding Ways To Make Your Home Work For You

Maria On Finding Ways To Make Your Home Work For You

Maria is an outside the square thinker, and after years of experimenting and trying out different ways to do things, she has a ton of accessible tips and tricks to share. Recently she has been adding accessible technology into the mix, which has given her more control over her home environment than she thought possible.

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Photograph of Heather On Designing A Home For Family And Lifestyle

Heather On Designing A Home For Family And Lifestyle

Heather is a happy mum and nan. She raised her two children as a single parent, which meant that having a well-designed home that enabled her was a must. Heather knew exactly what she needed and wanted, and so she met with an architect to bring her vision to life. The result is a functional, warm family home that matches Heather's needs, interests and values.

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Photograph of Tony's Beautiful, Touchable Home

Tony's Beautiful, Touchable Home

Tony may not be able to see, but he doesn't have a shortage of vision. Tony is a musician who exudes style and creativity from the threads he dons to the artistic apartment he’s designed with his wife Jane. Learn how Tony has created a functional home that is as pleasing to the touch as it is to the eye.

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Photograph of Rachel, Strong And Independent In Her Own Home

Rachel, Strong And Independent In Her Own Home

For Rachel, living in her own home means freedom, strength and security. The location of her home is integral to her independence and well being. She lives a short stroll from shops, cafes, entertainment and public transport. She lives a busy lifestyle, which makes it all the more important that her home is her haven.

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Photograph of Kate On Moving Into Her Own Home

Kate On Moving Into Her Own Home

At the age of 28, Kate moved out of her parent's house. Her friends and family had encouraged her, but Kate wasn't confident that it was the right choice for her. She worried she would be lonely. But after only a few weeks in her new home, Kate realised she loved living on her own. Tailored custom accessible design and a great location make Kate's charming single story town house a winner.

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Photograph of Stephen, Living Blind And Free In The Country

Stephen, Living Blind And Free In The Country

At the age of 33, Stephen was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Now age 45, Stephen is blind, uses a wheelchair and has 50% use of his left arm. Despite all of these challenges, Stephen was determined to stay in his home in the country and live independently. He uses the computer, is connected on social media and cooks steak dinners for himself. Check out how he does this!

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Photograph of Pierre, Freedom with Automation

Pierre, Freedom with Automation

After Pierre's mobility decreased, he moved into a nursing home where he thought he was destined to live the rest of his days. He felt bored and lonely and longed for his independence. With his physical restrictions, he did not think he had any choice. However, with his friends' encouragement and the aid of technology, he's happily out of the aged care facility and into a home of his own. See how technology has helped Pierre regain control!

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Photograph of Tiffany's Family Home

Tiffany's Family Home

When Tiffany was 33 years old, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. At that time, her son was six years old. Her symptoms progressed quickly, but she remained determined to live together as a family. Today Tiffany lives with her son in her own home, which is built, designed and managed by Julia Farr Housing Association.

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Photograph of Trudy's Purpose Built Accessible Home

Trudy's Purpose Built Accessible Home

Trudy's purpose built accessible home is full of great design elements that allow her to maximise her environment. Her favourite features are the private backyard garden and the home's spacious layout, which makes it ideal for hosting friends and family. Her home is built, designed and managed by Julia Farr Housing Association.

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