In this article our secretary Howard Bartlett demonstrates the reasons why it is essential to involve the home buyers in the housing development process. At present the market is dominated by developers and builders who are focusing on growth of their turnover and margins. However, the buyers and renters are ultimately the best judges of… Continue reading Delivering the best housing for everyone
Thanks to Howard we have an amazing new promo clip to showcase the benefits of SOAP principles when planning your new home! Home owners often forget how the process works and overlook the fact that there are many vested interests in the supply chain of new housing. Developers and builders want to maximise their profit… Continue reading New video to show the benefits of SOAP
Many regional communities were affected by the bushfires this summer. The landscape will recover, as it always does, since fires have been part of the natural cycle in Australia for thousands of years. However, the devastating damage to property and the infrastructure of our society will be more difficult to cope with. It will take… Continue reading Grants for bushfire affected areas
This is a great and unique opportunity every year to explore brilliantly designed and built houses around the country by those who are planning to build, buy, or are simply interested in environmental sustainability of housing. This time I visited 7 houses – just as many as I could have in the timeframe of a… Continue reading Sustainable House Day 2018
We have all heard the term “affordable housing”, and now the Victorian government has taken a step closer to make it a reality for more people by approving the Affordable Housing Amendment to the Housing Act. What does this mean for developers, builders and owners? Read the article on Affordable Housing by Hon Richard Wynne,… Continue reading Affordable Housing Forum on 27 September 2018
If you were ready to use a waterless toilet you can save approximately 35,000 litres of water each and every year! At least according to one of the largest manufacturers of composting toilets EcoFlo – read here how their systems work. At this workshop at The SAC in Wodonga on 7 July we will explain and… Continue reading July workshop: ready to save some water?
A workshop on Rules and Regulations for Tiny Houses will be run by Tiny Houses Albury Wodonga under the sponsorship of SOAP House Design Inc on 14 April 2018 from 2 PM at The Sustainable Activity Centre on the Lincoln Causeway in Wodonga. While the minimalist trend focused on Tiny Houses has received a lot… Continue reading Tiny House Rules and Regulations