About Us

As Perth's trusted sustainable home experts,
we embrace intelligent design and sustainable lifestyles.

Our Story

Solar Dwellings was founded in 1991 by Griff Morris, whose dedication to sustainable living is woven into the fabric of the business. Griff began researching sustainability and designed his first home in 1976, basing the overall concept on passive solar design best practice.…read more

Griff & Ken, 1995

Our Mission

We share a strong commitment to minimising our impact on the environment, and it’s evident in everything we do. We live and work sustainably. We work to raise the benchmark for sustainable residential design and strive to inspire innovation in the WA building industry.

Our Philosophy

We design intelligently passive homes that are beautiful and stylish yet multi-functional and universally accessible. We design your home to perfectly suit your family’s needs and lifestyle today, and well into the future.

“Many thanks to all at Solar Dwellings for an amazing experience building our new home. What a fabulous team! Special thanks to Griff for his professionalism, passion and knowledge of all things solar. And for his integrity which puts him head and shoulders above his contemporaries!”


Our Team

Griff Morris


As leader of our tight-knit team, Griff takes a hands-on, personal approach to each client’s project.


A strong believer in thinking globally and acting locally, his interest in the health and wellbeing of the planet and its inhabitants is expressed through his leading-edge design principles and makes him one of the industry’s leading authorities on sustainable passive solar design.

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Ken Wibberley


Born and raised in Perth, Ken completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Curtin University and worked as a project architect in the commercial arena before joining Solar Dwellings in 1995.


He combines a wealth of industry experience and knowledge with a strong commitment to passive solar and sustainable design and has played an integral role in designing over 500 homes.

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Lisa Rennie

Design & Design Development

Lisa is driven by her passion for sustainable development that serves the needs of future generations.


After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Aid & Development at Murdoch University, she turned her focus to studying sustainability in housing and its fundamental role in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development goals..

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Jade Kaptein

Drafting & Administration

Jade’s always had a love of homes, the way they connect with the environment, nature & the people who live within them. She completed an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design before connecting with Solar Dwellings in 2016.


Her first experience with Solar Dwellings was as a volunteer for Sustainable House Day which then lead to her working with

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Our life-long commitment to social responsibility

The Hunger Project – Thinking and acting globally

Since 1985, Griff Morris and Solar Dwellings have invested significantly in supporting The Hunger Project’s mission to educate and empower women in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Central and South America. A portion of the profits from all Solar Dwellings’ passive solar home design projects are invested in The Hunger Project.

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