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Open House Melbourne 2016 – 5×4 makes the list

Posted on: July 5th, 2016 by Barley Store


The 5×4 House will be part of the Open House Melbourne Event in 2016.

OHM 2016

This will be your chance to walk through the house and feel what it is like filling a 5×4 metre space, the design, storage, features and the outlook.

30th & 31st July2016

Saturday 1pm-4pm,
Sunday 1pm-4pm
Tours at 1pm, 1:20, 1:40, 2, 2:20, 2:40, 3, 3:20, and 3:40pm – Booking required

Bookings open Monday 18 July 8:30am until booked out.
For tickets visit:×4-hayes-lane-project-tickets-26262774666

Interiors Addict’s, Amy Collins Walker speaks with Ralph Alphonso about 5×4 and Open House Melbourne 2016.

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016 by Barley Store

“Just 20 square metres…” read Amy Collins Walkers article on 5×4 and Open House Melbourne 2016.




A little mention in The Age from Katie Cincotta

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Barley Store

The arrival of home storage batteries in Australia is likely to make renewable energy a more attractive proposition for householders, writes Katie Cincotta.


Tony Abbott loved coal, said it was ‘‘good for humanity’’ . After Malcolm Turnbull dethroned him, the new Prime Minister declared disruption technology to be the way forward, ‘‘if we are agile and smart enough to take advantage of it’’ . (more…)

Bioregional and the 5×4 Project

Posted on: November 17th, 2015 by Barley Store

Recently our friends at Bioregional wrote a piece as a case study on the 5×4 building, as it is the first time that their One Planet Living principles have been applied to a singular residential building.
To read the article and see more about the great work coming out of Bioregional, click below.


Finally, some photos!

Posted on: November 17th, 2015 by Barley Store

It’s been a long time coming, but finally we have some photos to release. The 5×4 Project building scrubs up very nicely, lighting up in the foreground in a city-scape at night, and absorbing plenty of solar rays during the day.

The Fifth Estate

Posted on: November 11th, 2015 by Barley Store

Willow Aliento, from The Fifth Estate, has written a follow-up case study on the 5×4 Project, providing a conclusion to the initial write-up by Cameron Jewell back in May 2013.

The Fifth Estate is one of Australia’s leading online newspapers in the sustainable built environment, providing free online journalism to all.
Please have a read, and check out the initial case study (the link’s in the article) as a reminder of the Project’s conception more than 2 years ago!


5×4 Hayes Lane Project airing on Foxtel, Lifestyle Channel – 106

Posted on: October 29th, 2015 by Barley Store

Why so quiet??? What have we been doing?

Securing the final piece

Securing the final piece


You can find out…
Just Head to Grand Designs Australia.  



Grand Designs Series 6 First Look!

Posted on: October 28th, 2015 by Barley Store


GD Sneak Peek First

Grand Designs have released a Initial Sneak Peak of their 6th season – and the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project is the main feature! Ralph even gets a few words in there as well!
Head to our Facebook Page to see the short video…

One Step Off The Grid

Posted on: October 14th, 2015 by Barley Store

Ralph recently had an interview with Giles Parkinson, from One Step Off The Grid, about the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project and his zero carbon lifestyle.
Please click on the picture below to read the full article, or head to their website:

Click Here to read the full article!

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5×4 Features in The Age

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Barley Store


Age Article

5×4 was the topic of discussion today in an article on how timber frames and structures are the way of the future.
Philip Hopkins wrote about timber’s Eco nature when compared to steel and concrete, and the ease of new-age prefabrication.
Read the article on The Age website!