our story – south stradbroke haus

We talk with our client, Peter, about creating his own beach house haven. Peter, Cheryl and their family have been holidaying at South Stradbroke Island, or “South Straddie” as it is known, for 15 years. Like most regulars to the …

join our team – senior residential architect

Happy Haus is currently seeking an experienced Residential Architect who will embody our company values of design, quality and cost as equal partners in residential housing. The successful candidate will be an active member of our team in communicating and …

3 pitfalls to avoid when building a dream home

Designing and building your dream home an be incredibly exciting. It’s something that people have often thought about for many years. Unfortunately we have all heard horror stories about custom-built homes going way over-budget, but this doesn’t have to be …

a different approach to architecture and construction

We are doing architecture differently. At Happy Haus creativity and innovation are in our DNA. Founded through a collaboration between leading Australian architectural firm, Donovan Hill, and local developer, Toby Lewis, the goal for Happy Haus has always been to …

so what is a prefabracted home

Prefabrication – or Pre-fab as it is commonly referred to – can be described as assembling building components in factories, or other weather proofed sites, and transporting completed or partially completed assemblies to a construction site to form a finished …