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and they lived happily ever after…

It’s been some time since our last newsletter was distributed.  We’ve been completing the Orchard Walk project, the final touches being street trees and community gardens. To provide shade, produce, privacy, shelter for our local lizards and birds, and beauty… Continue Reading →






Mind the gap

There’s a psychological gap between renting and owning a home which has a significant impact on people’s sense of community belonging.  Renting in Australia is usually regarded as an inferior, temporary form of occupancy.  But with so many people now… 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 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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