Frequently Asked Questions

Check out some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you have other questions, please contact us

The Ecovillage is a fully integrated sustainable residential and commercial development in the Margaret River region. Witchcliffe is a small town located 8km south of Margaret River.

The designs that are currently promoted by Homes by Nature have been tailored to suit the Witchcliffe Ecovillage development. There are designs to suit every Lot type from Groupies that are 100m2, to Families that range from 130m2 to 200m2.
A sustainably minded designer or architect can design your home to encompass the practices of solar passive design, set out by the development’s Building design guidelines. If you are looking for a custom design speak to our team today.

Homes by Nature was inaugurated with the sole purpose of providing homeowners the ability to build with the most natural and sustainable building materials in the southwest region of Western Australia. The Witchcliffe Ecovillage provides an ideal platform for us to home in on sustainable construction and help future ecovillagers build their forever homes.

We use a platform known as “Buildertrend” that optimises the building experiences between the homeowner, Builder, and its wider networks, such as professionals, trades, and subcontractors.

It all starts with finding a block and this process is guided by the Sales team at the Witchcliffe Ecovillage. Get in touch here. Once your block has been secured, it’s time to crack on with the design and this is where Homes by Nature step in. We will guide you through the design process and assist you with making the right decisions to fulfill your forever Ecovillage dream home.
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We are passionate about hempcrete, but it’s not all we do. Our preference is to build homes that are ecofriendly and have less impact on the environment, however we can build any home, made from any material as big and as small as you desire.

Building a hempcrete home is like building any other type of home. Building a hempcrete home takes a little longer because it needs time to cure. This can prolong the build time by 6-8 weeks. A consideration when choosing the material for your sustainable home.

We use the only BCA certified method in Australia, with carbon neutral results and high energy efficiencies. For more technical information about building with hempcrete visit theHempcreteCompany.com.au

Absolutely, we love building custom designs and are happy to provide you an obligation free quote. Simply provide us your plans, of which you can upload and submit via our Contact Us tab on our website.

All building contracts can be different for many reasons. For more information, please reach out and we can arrange a conference call or face to face meeting to discuss.

We utilise HIA building contracts. We will work with you.

Fantastic! We would need to know the details of your secured block first to m. be happy to provide a price for you. Our policy is to have all quotations delivered and negotiated before we commence building, giving you the peace of mind when working to your budget.

The maximum a builder can request for a deposit is 6.5% of the contract value.

Where possible, we prefer to use local sub-contractors who provide quality and good customer service.

Homes by Nature encourage homeowners to arrange with us to visit site at least 3 times during the construction process. The Buildertrend platform allows transparency of daily updates, images, and communication to provide you with the confidence your home is being completed on time, budget and to a high standard.

Our customer online platform (Buildertrend) carries many features that assist us to communicate the progress of your project from financial tracking, site images and storage of documents to name a few.