2022 Mudbrick Tour

We regret that the 2022 Eltham Mudbrick Tour is cancelled due to the prolonged impact of COVID-19 on our ability to plan and run the tour.

A tour with a brand-new format is in the planning and will run around March 2023. We look forward to showing mudbrick homes to you again then.

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Eltham Mudbrick Tour

Join the Nillumbik Mudbrick Association live online as they explore five unique mudbrick houses and host a special Q&A session with each of the home owners in this year’s Mudbrick Tour.

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.

The Tour maintains a 50+ year annual tradition pioneered by legendary mudbrick house architect and builder Alistair Knox. This year it is proudly run by volunteers from Nillumbik’s very own Mudbrick Association, with Nillumbik Shire Council as the major sponsor.

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Nillumbik Mudbrick Association-Spring 2022 Newsletter

The Nillumbik Mudbrick association is a volunteer based group, dedicated to the protection and growth of Mudbrick homes and the Mudbrick building industry. NMA website.

Predominantly Eltham based, the group meets monthly and undertakes a raft of initiatives from professional publications to assist builders and designers, through to marketing and teaching projects such as workshops and festivals.

Read the NMA Spring NewsletterSpring 2022 edition

The Owner Builder Magazine

Past Eltham Mudbrick Tour supporter Owner Builder Magazine has been a long-term accessible and reliable source of information for those who want to build their own homes, including mud brick ones.

Whilst Owner Builder Magazine ceased publishing in 2021, all 222 back issues plus compilations are still available in digital format through its online shop.

Read the winter 2020 edition online for free.

Owner Builder website.


Read the Owner Builder MagazineWinter 2020 edition

Future Mudbrick Tours

If you have a Mudbrick house in Nillumbik and are interested in taking part in a future in-person or virtual Mudbrick Tour, please let us know via our facebook page or the contact page and we will get in touch.

Do you own a mudbrick house? We are looking for houses for
next year's tour.
If you would like to showcase your
mudbrick house, contact us now.

Our Sponsors

We very gratefully acknowledge our major sponsor Nillumbik Shire Council and our previous tour sponsors and supporters for providing their valuable support and contributions to the event. Please give them your support.

Please contact us to learn more about how you can become one of the 2023 Eltham Mudbrick Tour supporters.

Event Partner

Gold Sponsors

Morrison Kleeman Estate Agents

Michael R Young

Silver Sponsors

DB Architects

DB Architects-a boutique Melbourne-based practice

Kir Architecture

Lume Architecture

Punch Wines


Urban Salvage

Urban Salvage-Recycle timbers salvaged from the urban landscape.