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Dover Gardens project gets underway

We’re applying much of what we learned from the Orchard Walk project to the planning of our Dover Gardens properties scheduled to commence in May.  Similar to Orchard Walk the homes are passive solar designed, adaptable and designed to be… Continue Reading →






Millers Corner inter-generational village

Millers Corner intergenerational village at Mt Barker launched in October 2015.  Since then, interest is building in this thirteen home development which is both ecologically and socially sustainable.  The Village will construct a community house. Open days are held every First Sunday… Continue Reading →






a greenie living in the city?

Living in the city has advantages including a huge range of retail, health and business services, employment, public transport, vibrant social life…but it’s notoriously difficult to reduce your carbon footprint while living in an inner city apartment.  There’s limited green… Continue Reading →






Creating homes suited to climate

LNB Orchard Walk homes are energy efficient – designed using passive solar principles for year round comfort. We were intent on developing sustainable and affordable homes that would have low ongoing energy and other costs. Energy efficient features of the homes… Continue Reading →






A new ecovillage and a Community Land Trust

The Bruns Ecovillage, close to Mullumbimby is an ambitious plan to establish cluster housing with shared communal assets, off-grid power, a working farm, school, aquatic centre, conference/wellness/community centres and a light commercial/industrial area.  They’ve recently launched their website and vision… Continue Reading →






Community with intent or intentional community?

Charles Durret visits Adelaide in April 2016 With construction well and truly underway at Orchard Walk, Living Not Beige has turned its attention outwards again. In April this year, Charles Durret of Co-housing USA visited Australia for a series of… Continue Reading →






More LNB development projects in the pipeline

There are more LNB development projects in the pipeline – our next development will be a sustainable infill project of two family homes at Dover Gardens.  We have one other development in the pipeline and we’re putting out feelers for more. … Continue Reading →






LNB is achieving a sense of place and sustainable community at Aldinga

May 2016 – Aldinga South Australia Flexible designs that each buyer has tailored to their families needs. Rooms are bigger (or smaller), laundry’s reconfigured or absorbed into hallways or bathrooms, kitchen are repositioned (and reorganised, windows are shifted. Rooms are… Continue Reading →






Changing the culture of building houses

We recently conducted a review of the LNB model and concluded that there is scope to change the culture of building houses by involving future residents earlier in the development process. Read the report, which concluded: We’re creating a great place by… Continue Reading →






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