Tag: House

House / Blog - 2 years ago

Earthships

Imagine living in a home where you don’t have to pay another utility bill ever again, enjoy a comfortable temperature inside without a heater or air-conditioner, and only need to go as far as your front sunroom to pick up some fresh fish and vegies...

House / Blog - 2 years ago

Ten tips for eco-spring cleaning

The winter chill is over and we all know what that means – spring is moving in and it’s that time of the year again – spring-cleaning! Clean up your act with our top tips on how to get rid of how to spruce up your home for the warmer seasons. 1. Op...

House / Blog - 2 years ago

Community housing gets a clean energy boost

Not-for-profit community housing provider St George Community Housing (SGCH) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) have reached an agreement to develop environmentally-friendly social and affordable housing projects. The CEFC has committe...

House / Blog - 2 years ago

Oven versus microwave

The slow food movement, the trend to grow your own food – even the prevalence of cooking programs on our televisions – suggests we may see a reversal of recent take-away trends and a move back to the kitchen as a new generation of eco-conscious hom...

House / Blog - 2 years ago

Ask G: What's a family-friendly way to clean carpets?

As a family that plays games and spends a lot of time laying on the carpet I want to make sure that we are not coming into contact with any nasty chemical residues. What chemicals do steam cleaning and dry cleaning use to clean carpets and what are...

House / Blog - 2 years ago

Versus: Liquid versus bar soap

Despite our societal obsession with cleanliness, the humble bar of soap is starting to fall from favour. “The rise in popularity of liquid soap has continued unabated in recent years with many of the major manufacturers dropping bar soap product li...

House / Blog - 2 years ago

How To Grow Serious Backyard Veggies

Do you want to grow seriously great vegetables in your backyard? Are you finding that it’s a little harder than you thought to get your beloved seeds from their packets all the way to a super, plentiful harvest? Join Michael Hewins, Milkwood's favo...

House / Blog - 2 years ago

Survive Winter With 4 Cool Cleaning Hacks

When winter hits, we retreat indoors to escape the cold. It’s a natural seasonal impulse. But all of that extra ‘inside time’ invariably means extra ‘inside mess’. Though it can be tempting to put off dealing with your winter detritus until the off...

House / Blog - 2 years ago

Spiky - The Inflatable Water-Saving Shower Curtain

If you're tired of your kids or flatmates hogging the bathroom by taking long showers then have a gander at 'Spiky' - a cleverly designed shower liner with inflatable spikes that push a person out of the shower after the water has been on for four...