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Tag Archives: green living


8 Unmissable Home Show Features

From Street of Houses to Eco Town and Ask a Designer, check out these interactive experiences – found only at the Home Show over the last few years. Baahouse Smart tiny home & speaker series  Anyone who attended Brisbane Home Show this year will remember the mesmerising open plan...

9 Energy Efficient Products Will Save You Thousands

Australia is ranked 18th out of 25 countries for energy-efficient houses; here, we run through 8 energy-saving products. Luke Menzel, CEO of Australia’s Energy Efficiency Council, said, “While this result is disappointing, it points to a huge opportunity. We can quickly cut energy bills while making our homes more comfortable...

A Guide to Sustainable Housing

An architect, a builder and an energy rater walked into the Home Show to discuss sustainable housing. In this rare talk, Monica Vandenberg from tiny house enterprise, Nestd, picked the brains of three pre-fab professionals. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover. [caption id="attachment_8820" align="aligncenter" width="500"]...

5 Tiny Homes Without Wheels

Social enterprise Nestd is reinventing the tiny house without the wheel. Remember the remarkable Peak tiny home launched at the Melbourne Home Show? This architecturally designed home (below) raised the bar for passive technology, smart storage and pristine angles. Nestd is the charity giving 100% profits to Kids Under Cover....

Keeping up with the New Joneses

The New Joneses showcased their tiny home at the Home Show to champion their lifestyle ‘big life, little footprint'. The story begins with Tamara DiMattina, a powerful PR and communications magnate for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). Blunt and to the point, she said, "My job was to get people to...

Make Your Garden a Castle with Inge Jabara

Just off the back of her award-winning display at the Melbourne Garden Show, 'lady tradie' Inge Jabara shone some light at the Home Show. Inge is no stranger to getting her hands dirty. At five-years-old, just a little seedling, she would work beside her grandfather on the family garden. With...

This Solar Panel Makes Water From Thin Air

A company based in the US desert presented a way to produce drinking water from thin air at the Home Show. It sounds biblical, but it's actually very scientific. Simplified, SOURCE Hydropanels is a cross between dehumidifier and solar panel, though they’re a little more complicated than that. Wake up...

Shower Head, Bath and Beyond

Nobody puts baths in the corner! Is there a place for baths in the modern home? How does it reflect our water habits and consumption? Let’s start by splashing some knowledge around. Did you know Australians are one of the cleanest nations on the planet? 90% of women and 80%...

The Answer to Rising Energy Bills

Australia’s sweeping landscapes, turquoise oceans, and unique wildlife make it an amazing place to live, but the steadily rising cost of living, and consequent rise in energy bills we’re seeing, means Australian’s disposable income is increasingly tied up with bills rather than the leisure activities that enable us to enjoy...

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Garden Trees

While Queensland faces a land clearing catastrophe, people across Australia are taking matters in their own hands by planting millions of trees in their back yards. The Ugly 👹 Anyone watching David Attenborough’s series, Our Planet, will know Australia is facing a land clearing catastrophe. So bad in fact, WWE...

5 NASA Plants to Keep Your Home Healthy

Have you ever felt unwell for no apparent reason? You may be suffering from sick building syndrome (SBS), the result of poor indoor air quality. The World Health Organisation reports 30% of buildings worldwide produce SBS. An alarming statistic made worse by the symptoms of headache; eye, nose and throat...

Reach For The (Green) Stars

Much like health star ratings on supermarket food packaging, Green Stars illustrate a building’s interior and exterior sustainability. Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) encouraging sustainability in the built environment for over 17 years. GBCA works with governments to architects, universities and even homeowners. Their mission is to set a high...