Living Not Beige

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Tricia O'Donovan

Community gardens helps connect neighbours, grow community as well as vegies

Community gardens help make connections between neighbours. We hear a lot these days about ‘place-making’. It’s a term that means different things to different people and organisations. For Living Not Beige, it means going beyond physical design of homes by… Continue Reading →

Insiders tour of an ecovillage

There seems to be a groundswell of interest in Living Not Beige. People like living in villages.  New housing adds to the vitality of a community – new people provide new energy to support village life; new people bring new businesses… Continue Reading →

A sign of things to come

It’s been a big week for Living Not Beige! We were contacted by the Banksia Foundation (Sustainability Awards) and asked to submit for an award for innovation in sustainability and also shortlisted by the Aged Care Housing (Over 50’s housing… Continue Reading →

Aldinga Sustainable House day

    Aldinga Arts Ecovillage (173 Port Rd Aldinga) is on display at this year’s sustainable house day, Sunday 14th September 10:00am til 4:00pm. Four sustainable homes in the eco-village are open, including our place (7 Hakea Walk) which was… Continue Reading →

Multi-generation living is good for everyone.

“Let’s face it, the needs of older people and families with young children are not so different. We all benefit from safe, walkable neighbourhoods, a range of services, affordable housing, and opportunities for social interaction.” – Tricia O’Donovan, Living Not Beige Living… Continue Reading →

can you afford NOT to live in an ecovillage?

LNB recently gave a presentation about its development at 1 Dianella Way Aldinga. 1 Dianella Way Aldinga is a cluster of up to eleven homes located on a 3600m2 lot within Aldinga Arts Ecovillage.  Homes are designed to minimise energy… Continue Reading →

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