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May 19, 2014 - COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, EVENTS, HELP, HOME    No Comments

Tiny House Building Project at Aldinga, South Australia

Tiny House Caravan

The caravan that will be deconstructed and form the base of the tiny house.

I have been asked to ‘put the word out’ about a community project involving building a tiny house at Aldinga Arts Eco Village.

The project will be being undertaken from May 20th- around June 8th or so.

They are looking for volunteers to help with this project and particularly anyone who has good building knowledge, such as a current or retired builder or a student/apprentice builder.

Other helpers would also be appreciated.

You don’t have to be involved in the whole project… just for whatever time you can offer.

I would imagine older kids, such as teens, may be able to take part (you would have to check with d’Arcy if they have an age limit, as it is a building project with potential dangers) but I would think that it wouldn’t be suitable for young children.

They are also after various materials for donation to the project:

• Plywood sheets for outside cladding and maybe weatherboard for the toilet
• Rust removal and rust prep paint for the trailer as well as wire brushes and clean up the trailer
• Frosted glass door or glass door for the front door
• A couple more sheets of gyprock for interior cladding
• Structural wood for framing
• Solar converter and batteries and someone who might like to give a solar DIY lesson

If anyone is interested in taking part or helping out in any way here is the link to the project you can email d’Arcy at

May 28, 2013 - COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, EVENTS    No Comments

Share Make Mend

If you live in or near Melbourne, Australia, this community sharing and learning day might be of interest to you.

Organised by Transition Darebin and the Sharehood this event will be held on Saturday June 1st 2013, from from 1.30 – 4pm at Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St, Northcote.

People are invited to bring along produce, books, clothes, household items etc to swap… or just come along to give something a new ‘life’ in your home!

There will also be various workshops on making and mending things, aimed at helping people become more creative and sustainable.

For more information go to

Jul 24, 2012 - EVENTS    No Comments

Voices of the Village : Sustainable Communities Event

sustainable communities South Australia


Join Sustainable Communities South Australia, in conjunction with the City of  Mitcham Council, in a day exploring sustainable ideas at the Mitcham Cultural Village.

There will be displays, presentations, hands-on workshops, kids activities, entertainment plus local, healthy homemade food.

This event will take place on Sunday 21st October from 10am to 5pm.

Voices of the Village : Sustainable Communities Event.

Jul 24, 2012 - EVENTS    No Comments

Richard Heinberg Australian Speaking Tour

Richard Heinberg in Australia

Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg will be doing a speaking tour of Australia in September 2012.

Some of these events are FREE, while others incur a gold coin donation or other fee.

Heinberg , one of the most important voices of our time, will be talking about his latest book The End of Growth.

This event will enlighten you on important economic, peak oil and sustainability issues.  Not to be missed!

Richard Heinberg: Australian Speaking Tour.