House Tours

Cate’s House: Real Homes Movement Tour

vintage house tour

Cate lives with her husband John and their two adult children, along with one cat and one dog, in a 1905 stone fronted villa located in the inner western suburbs of Adelaide. It is possibly one of my top dream homes ever and is perfectly situated just 10 minutes from the city and 10 minutes…

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What is a #realhomesmovement home?

Whenever I do a call out for people to share their #realhomesmovement homes on our blog, inevitably some people will tell me that they have a home full of upcycled, recycled, sustainable and vintage pieces, but that their home is probably not “blog worthy”….my response to this, is that is entirely the point of the…

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Why The Block is a Waste

the block 2017

I was sitting watching The Block last night and it hit me that I could not continue to post about it this season…..when the season started this year, I wrote about how I was looking forward to seeing if there were some sustainable inclusions, given some of the contestants usual green lifestyles, and the solar…

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Vintage Kitchens Rock!

As part of our #realhomesmovement I shared this post on vintage kitchen dressers the other day, which you all loved! SO below is a little video I made from the post – sharing the story about why vintage decorating is the BEST – for so many reasons. Here are just a few ideas on why…

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Bower Bird Annette’s Upcycled House Tour

#realhomesmovement tour of an upcycled vintage home

Annette Mayne is the Communications Manager for The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre. Day to day you’ll find her spruiking the various programs The Bower offers – like the weekly Repair Café, regular DIY workshops (she also doubles as facilitator for the Intro Upholstery classes), the annual Tiny House building project and fundraising auction, talking…

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Real Homes Movement House Tour – Tenessa’s Home

We are so excited to start sharing your real homes as part of our #realhomesmovement! This first home tour is from Tenessa and is their farm home, located in Western Australia. The home is about 70 years old. Tenessa says she feels very privileged to live here and care for this home for her husband’s…

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House Tour, Gina’s Vintage Home Full of Love

I am so excited to revive this house tour today of this beautiful home, which is one of our all time favourites, and the story behind the people who live here. Sam and Gina Rosenberg have been married for more than thirty years, after they met on a blind date! They have been together ever…

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Passive Resistance House, Sustainable House Day 2016

Nathan McGair is the owner of this lovely sustainable home in Semaphore Park, Adelaide, which is opening its doors for sustainable house day, along with many other homes across the country. The “Passive Resistance” house is 215m2, set on a 696m2 block, and is a single storey mixed construction building (comprising some lightweight and reverse masonry veneer construction),…

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Building an Earthship, Sustainable House Day 2016

How to build an Earthship

Have you heard of an Earthship? Mr Recycled and I had heard about them, but knew very little about what they are until we got the opportunity to visit the Earthship at Ironbank in Adelaide, and take a tour as part of  Sustainable House Day 2016. More than 100 of Australia’s best environmentally sustainable homes will…

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