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Project 1. Reduce drafts in your house While a cool breeze is lovely in summer, i's more common to notice the hot wind blow under the door or rattling the windows. It's unpleasant, and if...
Further to Chris' article on living in small spaces, I came across the website of David Michael Bruno and his 100 Thing Challenge. In November 2008, David pledged to live for one year with only...
I was interested to read Green Planets 5 supercheap green items everyone should own. The list of products are: 1. Thermos/Mug/Water Bottle 2. Tote bag 3. Clothesline 4. Smart Strip surge protectors 5...
Find some crates, somewhere... Then simply stack them, with the large hole to left of the right so that no items fall through. If your items are too small and fall through the gaps in the crates then...
Green Pages had a nice little article about decorating your house to make it more environmentally friendly, not all were 'renter friendly', so I thought I'd select a few key points:...
I've had this bookmarked for some time, maybe we even posted something about it before, but as we question how we live in cities (especially Melbourne with its sprawling suburbs of large houses...
So, you've convinced your landlord to do some maintenance and repaint the place? Or maybe the landlord has offered to repaint the property before you move in? Congratulations! But will the smelly...
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I was intrigued to hear about a book where the author (artist and writer Kate Bingham Burt) undertakes to document through drawing her daily purchases over a three year period. Obsessive Compulsion...
The Green Pages recently published a great list of ‘eco home’ tips, a lot of them were aimed at those building their on homes, so irrelevant to renters, but here are a few higlights...
Here's a rather controversial idea for recycling Paint chip cards. Most renters can't paint their homes (surely we're not the only one with magnolia coloured walls in the living room?)...