Dubbo Regional Council hasn't gone into the red to create water-efficient Blue House Dubbo at 20 William Farrer Drive.
The council owned the property long before the drought hit and water became scarce.
Turning it into a model for water-wise living hasn't hurt the council's hip pocket either.
"The water-saving devices on display in the Blue House Dubbo have been donated by companies who have embraced the project and these devices were able to be fitted and installed by council staff," the council's director of infrastructure Julian Geddes said.
Interested residents will be able to check out the Blue House Dubbo every Tuesday between 12pm and 2pm, and on the first Saturday of the month between 9am and 12pm.
The council calls it a fully-functioning and interactive home offering "water-saving tips and design to show how easy it can be to be water-wise".
Water-efficient toilets, showerheads and appliances feature in the Blue House Dubbo, where residents can learn how to save more water in the kitchen, laundry and bathroom.
Low-maintenance lawns and plants are complemented by garden bed designs which maximise watering efficiency.
"The Blue House Dubbo is a great concept that shows some of the ways that people can save water by making small changes or through updating old technology," mayor Ben Shields said.
School and community groups can visit the Blue House Dubbo but must make a booking by calling 6801 4000 or visiting www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/bluehouse.