Public review starts with a yellow sign

Public review begins

Nearly two years ago, Libby stood out the front of our property, heart pumping, making the final successful bid at the auction. Today we have reached an important milestone in our ...

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Live at the Cape

Live at the Cape

Taking the opportunity to visit the Cape sustainable development at Cape Paterson highlighted we were aiming to meet similar objectives - good looking homes that were designed according to sustainability principles, along with a desire to encourage a sense of community amongst the future residents.

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Practically Green Festival

With the sun shining on a warm Spring morning, it was the perfect time to drive up to the Nillumbik Shire Practically Green Festival.  We wanted to spend a bit of ...

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First meeting with Council

We felt a bit nervous going into our first meeting with Council to talk about the storm water drainage issue and its potential impact on our project.  After David’s initial ...

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Email for each new post

Regularly checking a website on the off-chance there’s something new to read can be annoying.  To reduce the stress factor, we’ve set up a system that sends an email for ...

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Another round of clearing reveals the original land

Just like scraping away layers of grime on an old artwork, another round of clearing revealed the beauty of this block of land.  We had to get the area back to ...

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Fence removal brought neighbours together

Demolishing the fence between our property and the set of 4 units next door turned out to be an ideal way of meeting our neighbours. After moving in, we discovered ...

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pond with water lillies

Going with the flow in rainwater management

While David was thinking about using water storage to create an mini-urban wetland, I was being inspired by the sight of a frog in our backyard.  This was either an ...

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Starting to move in, sort of.

Our new neighbours must have wondered who was moving in next door when they saw an unusual mix of items being lugged in – air hockey table, lawn mower, boxes, ...

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Building in a sense of community

Where did the idea come from? Creating a sense of community in a housing development encourages people to want to live there.  This was a theme that Kevin McCloud talked ...

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