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15 ways to use vinegar

Monday, 22 October 2012

It’s a miracle ingredient with an endless list of applications and handy uses around the home. If you haven’t been making good use of this clear concoction yet, here’s 15 great ways to get started.

Smart Home family - Ausgrid

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Test new energy and water saving technologies as your family’s energy consumption is monitored by Ausgrid. You’ll live for 18 months rent-free in exchange for sharing your experiences with the media through blogging, Facebook and Twitter.

Location: Newington, NSW.
Salary: Live rent-free for 12 months from April 2012.
Applications close: 6pm, Wednesday 29 February, 2012.
Click here for more info.

prefab

Absolutely prefabulous

Monday, 2 January 2012

Gone are the days of dreary, mass-produced prefabricated housing. Today's factory-built homes are modern, cost effective and environment-friendly.

Clear home, clear mind

Friday, 13 January 2012

Do we really need so much 'stuff'? Perhaps it's time to look at whether having less could actually mean being happier.

Sustainable House Day

11 September

Now in its tenth year, this Australia-wide event showcases the very best in sustainable homes – from renewable energies such as solar to greywater, renovations, building, architecture and more. Visit a sustainable house in your neighbourhood, and speak with specialist service providers and experts who will be on-hand to answer queries and provide tips.

Where: Across Australia.
When: 11 September, 2011.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Green Renters Workshops

Green Renters Workshops

Regular workshops

Green Renters have been running workshops for several years around the country in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart. They are friendly and accessible and can easily be presented in English or alongside an interpreter. Workshops are offered for free, although donations are appreciated. Workshops include:
- Living sustainably in rental accommodation
- Sustainable living in an apartment
- DIY natural cleaning
- Energy Saving
- Eco-crafting 101

Where: Various locations.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Bed and table

Just the tip of the iceberg

Sunday, 24 October 2010

When was the last time you had to get rid of large furniture or appliances? I bet it was tempting to just take it to the tip and let it be someone else's problem. Here's why it's a good idea to find a new home for those things.

Remote and tv

Getting double-duty from our gadgets

Friday, 23 July 2010

Continuing our look around for potential multi-purpose objects in our homes, today I’m paying attention to my electronics. They’re the kind of thing that you buy once then forget about, as they blend into your everyday life.

Man moving furniture

What's the point of multi-purpose furniture?

Friday, 23 July 2010

In my search for multipurpose items, I saw shelves that turned into chairs and other gimmicky-looking designs. What happens to the stuff you're keeping on the shelf when you switch? But then I saw the point...

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