ALTERNATE DWELLINGS - Designs with a Difference

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Alternate Dwellings have the only house styles that, for us, had a "wow" factor...

Our house was built AHEAD of schedule and the finished product was so impressive it even got the tick of approval from my Dad who has been a Master Builder for 40 years!

The Highlander design gave us the perfect modern country look we were after, plus the flexibility to change the design to suit our needs...

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Stunning Australian Custom Built Homes, Cottages and Barns


At Alternate Dwellings, our custom builders craft homes filled with heart and character in Melbourne and throughout Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. With multiple generations of building passion, knowledge and experience flowing through our veins, our clients build with us because they value our experience and our commitment to flexibility and personalised, friendly service.


Our custom built timber home collection features architectural designs that capture the essence of Australian living with their sprawling verandahs and decks resulting in stunning custom built homes. Additionally, our builders create distinctive holiday homes, charming cottages and beautiful barns that are perfectly matched to the Australian landscape and way of life and we are a leading supplier of timber kit homes and barns.


As expert custom builders, we offer a tailored, personal building experience where you can choose to what stage we build - whether it be to lock up stage or completely finished and ready for you to move in. It’s all up to you and how you would like to personalise your home. This flexible approach means you get to create your perfect custom built home wherever you decide to build in Melbourne, Victoria or anywhere across Australia.


Choose from our collection of fully featured holiday home designs and lofted barns, or create a property that aligns itself with your exact needs and budget, using our unique building system. If you’re looking to build in Geelong, Bendigo, Gippsland, Mornington Peninsula or anywhere else throughout Melbourne and Victoria, we can create the perfect cottage style property, kit home or holiday getaway to satisfy your requirements.


To find out more about our services and holiday home builders in Melbourne, why not give us a call, or drop us a line on our contact us page. Our friendly, experienced staff are always more than happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss your specific building ideas and requirements.

About Us

Alternate Dwellings build homes filled with heart and character in VIC, NSW & QLD. We are a fourth generation building family since 1920. Come and see how we bring all the comforts of homestead living together into one smart building package.

Unique Style

Our home designs capture the essence of Australian living with their sprawling verandahs and decks. We offer distinctive timber designs perfectly matched to the Australian landscape and way of life.

We Build To Finish

We offer a customised and personal building experience where you can choose to what stage we build, whether it be to Lock Up stage or a complete Finish. Our Flexibility allows you to decide how far you personalise your home, creating the Finish you’re after.

Custom Designs

Choose from our collection of fully featured home designs and lofted barns, or create a home design built to your exact needs and budget using our unique building system.