Nimbin is known as a stoner's paradise, but the village and surrounding region are full of hands-on people. A new exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery shows off the impressive owner-builder architecture of the area.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright created the 'prairie' house, which is often referred to as "the best all-time work of American architecture". He also designed this doghouse for a Labrador retriever named Eddie.
It sounds like something a child would dream about, and looks like it was designed by one too: the Futuro House, a prefabricated 50 square metre house designed in Finland in the late '60s to look exactly like a B-grade sci-fi flying saucer.
Locked cabinets, off-limit areas and secret rooms are always the most enticing places to enter and spaces to snoop. Every two years, Historic Houses Trust opens up some private Sydney buildings so you can do just that.