Voting has opened for the People’s Choice Award in the The 2017 National Architecture Awards. Fifteen houses from across Australia have been selected for inclusion in the category.

The shortlisted houses range from newly built properties to renovation projects. Featuring treehouses tucked away in a rainforest haven, relaxing beach houses boasting open spaces, and a luxurious tent-style house redefining ‘glamping’, the field is varied with much for voters to consider.

Gold Coast’s Burleigh Street House, designed by architect Matthew Eagle, plays with elevation, timber and pastel colours.

What was once a 1970s beach shack has been transformed into a luxurious contemporary bungalow with playful façades and lush greenery.

The northern coastal rainforests of Cape Tribulation, also boasts a notable holiday property. M3 Architecture’s Cape Tribulation House is a tree-house-like holiday sanctuary, complete with a lagoon style swimming pool tucked into nature and an exploratory roped pathway through the forests.

Bringing a new definition to the term ‘glamping’, Sparks Architects’ Tent House offers open-plan living at its finest. The climate-responsive design features a removable roof design that interchanges the structured roof with a fabric ceiling.

This gives owners the ability to witness birds flying overhead, the silhouettes of trees swaying in the wind and stargazing opportunities on a balmy night.

Voters are asked to explain why they favour their chosen house in 25 words or less and have the opportunity to win prizes from BlueScope, Dulux, AWS, Smeg and Architecture Media.

Voting closes on October 27. To see the full list of nominees and cast your vote, click here.

The winner will be announced on November 2 at Albert Hall in Canberra.

Read our story about Mitti Street House, shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award here.