Agree with the new houses comment. Used to live in this 50 year old Queenslander surrounded by trees and amazing cross breeze. Turn on a few portable fans and you were good to go.
Now living in a 2 year old off the plan ex-display home where a) they didn't even put ceiling fans in (WTF - it's FNQ) but have aircon in all the rooms and b) is ridiculously stuffy and hot.
I'd much rather open all the windows and turn the fans on (and so would my bank balance after the electricity bill) then put air con on but looks like I'm going to have no choice. Stupid new houses.