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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 →






room to move even for those with mobility challenges

LNB decided early-on that all its properties and sites would be designed with good accessibility so that people with varying levels of mobility could move with ease in their own homes and through their surroundings.  We wanted to offer people… Continue Reading →






Our sustainable home

Here’s the story of building our straw bale home in the Aldinga ArtsEcovillage.






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 →






National Changemakers Festival

On Saturday 9 November, Living Not Beige hosted an event in the National Changemakers Festival. With around 20 people in attendance, we delivered a presentation on Living Not Beige and the first planned development at 1 Dianella Way, Aldinga. Traditional… Continue Reading →






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