Easy Street sits within the Habitat Retail and Lifestyle Precinct – a 12.5 acre sustainable mixed-use village located within the Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate. It is the third stage of a five stage project, with established live/work warehouses and shop-top housing alongside a thriving retail, commercial and food hub. The thoughtfully designed, compact, low-cost apartments are offered in three formats – loft bedroom / one bedroom / two bedroom – and were primarily conceived to suit Byron’s ‘key workers’ who are becoming increasingly squeezed out of town. Uncompromising design, maximum efficiency and additional user benefits beyond the architecture come together to create an affordable, flourishing community that provides its residents with a lifestyle not usually associated with such compact living.


  • Budget - $12M
  • Function - Multiple Housing
  • Location - Habitat, Byron Bay
  • Year - 2020
  • Team - Fraser / Fiona / Aso
  • Builder - GCB Constructions
  • Photography - CFJ


Natural Ventilation // Broad Eaves // High Thermal Mass // Good Orientation // Extensive Native Landscaping // Rainwater Harvesting & Storage // Recycled Water for Irrigation // Low-Flow Taps // Low Voltage Lighting // Stormwater Filtered & Treated // Embodied Energy Network // 100kW Solar System with Tesla Battery Storage // Electric Car & Bike Charging Points // Subpod Compost Systems // Bike Storage