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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 →






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 →






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 →






Street names tell a story

The story behind street names. Soon we will need to name our new street.  It’s an opportunity for its story to be told.  At the moment we call it 1 Dianella because that’s its original address!  Dianella Walk is one of ten streets within… 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 →






Aldinga arts ecovillage streetscapes

Aldinga arts ecovillage streetscapes demonstrate how the creative use of permaculture gardens can give privacy and create an enjoyable, healthy environment. A medium density row of terrace homes along Tetragonia Walk are designed for climate – homes have floor to ceiling glass which… Continue Reading →






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