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Do you want a more sustainable lifestyle? Make more yourself, do more yourself, grow your own, eat healthier, take care of your family and our planet and create a home you can love? I am so very excited to announce that my latest Book - Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home: Create a Sustainable Home You Love" is HERE! 

In the book you will take small steps, to make a difference to the sustainability of our planet, increase your health and happiness and tread more lightly on the earth. This is not about feeling guilty for the things you are doing or not doing - it is all about giving you the tools and information to take small steps which will make a difference to the health of you, your family, your home and our planet.


About the Author

I am a passionate & genuine lover of people & planet, an eternal optimist & have spent my life helping, nurturing & loving human beings, animals & our earth. Founder of a charity, one of Australia's top bloggers, state finalist in the Australian of The Year Awards 2016 & the Telstra Business Women's Awards in 2015, I am a tree hugger, a Mama of 3 gorgeous sons & wife to Mr Recycled.

My goal is to help you to feel good about yourself, your home & your everyday. I want to inspire you to think before you buy, reduce your waste & lighten your footprint on the planet, while you create a happy healthy home & life you can love.

Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home - Create a Sustainable Home You Love Book by Helen Edwards
Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home - Create a Sustainable Home You Love Book by Helen Edwards

Who is the book for?

You and me!

This book is really for everyone!

  • We all need to understand how to be more sustainable in our homes and our lives
  • It is something anyone will benefit from, and you will take away inspiration and ideas for your home and your life
  • Take the time to spend time on you - your health and wellbeing & integral to the health of our planet  - it is all connected


Builders & Decorators

In particular this book is for you, if you are interested in:

  • designing, building or renovating your home;
  • want a broad overview of passive design;
  • ideas about how to use less energy in your home, solar energy and home battery storage; and
  • how to be more mindful in your decorating



Gardeners and Cooks

If you want to take more time to have a hands on approach to your lifestyle you will find:

  • Basic advice on gardening and composting at home;
  • Information about the importance of bees in your garden;
  • Information & guides about sustainable food;
  • Tips on waste management & more



  • Take more time to have a hands on approach to your lifestyle with craft, DIY and cooking;
  • Make, mend and upcycle;
  • Try a range of craft & upcycling projects shared by some clever creatives; and
  • Feel more empowered to make changes in your life

Easy to read

The book is easy to read with beautiful photographs across 226 pages in a square format, and will leave you inspired with:

  • Stories from a range of fabulous people about being more conscious of our planet, including Maggie Beer**(Maggie is in the ebook version only) & Barry DuBois
  • Expert tips and guides;
  • House tours; and
  • DIY, upcycling projects & delicious recipes
Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home - Create a Sustainable Home You Love Book by Helen Edwards

eBook edition 34.95 - includes bonus material by Maggie Beer which is not available in the print edition

Print Edition - grab the gorgeous print edition & enjoy the experience of holding a book as you turn the pages (limited release) 49.95

What People are saying

"Over the past few years the idea that the way we humans live our lives impacts on the world and everything in it has been a much explored theme in new literature in all modes. This new text by Helen Edwards of Recycled Interiors is a beautiful book, a good read, accessible and easy to dip into. Helen blends her own distilled thoughts, developed through years of blogging and research, with material from contributors, quoted material from the great thinkers of the world, and beautifully composed photographs. Written from the heart, Helen has produced a work which speaks to us all about the importance of even our smallest actions". 

Helen Wilde - B. A., B.Ed., Dip T (sec.)

I’m a newbie to all things sustainable, but Helen’s book had my interest piqued from the start. She covers lots of areas of sustainability – cooking, gardening, furniture restoration, and sustainable decorating – and makes some great points about the benefits of these practices, backed up with facts about environmental impacts. Would recommend her book to anyone looking for a simple, common-sense guide to sustainability - Bridgett McDonald, The Able Editor

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"Helen is a lovely, passionate, caring, sincere person. Her push for quality and sustainable living is inspiring, and it strongly shows in her work which complements my work, and my ethics around supporting the planet!!" Michael Hayes - Michael Hayes Furniture

"I was delighted to have an early peek at Helen's Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Healthy Home!  Considering myself a little eco-savvy, I was looking forward to flicking through and finding a few ideas here and there, but have been blown away by how much is crammed into an e-book that is still so easy and enjoyable to read. Helen's passion for healthy choices in every aspect of life is evident, and each chapter is full of useful information, inspirational pictures and action items.  Whether you are building a home, looking to make the most of a rental apartment or are already on the way to a sustainable lifestyle - buy it!" - Heather

"I’ve just had the pleasure of a sneak peek at Helen’s new book ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home’, and I am so impressed.  In true ‘Think Global, Act Local’ style, the book is full of information, tips and actionable steps to help you move towards a more sustainable way of life.  Helen’s simple and achievable approach is inspiring and motivating, and her passion for our planet and its people shines through.  What a great read for anyone who is looking to make changes, big or small, towards a more sustainable way of living" - Julie Chasing Spring


"Helen's dedication to Recycled Interiors encourages the human race to practice sustainable living, share ideas & have tons of fun along the way. Vale Helen Edwards you are a blessing." Kym Shaw - Mile High Vintage


"Sustainability is about more than just environmental impacts – it’s about the health and social impacts as well. It’s great to see a resource that takes this kind of holistic approach to sustainable living, and all from inside the comfort of your own home!” Emma Berthold - Good Environmental Choice Australia


"I am excited to have my contribution published in this soon to be released book by Helen Edwards of Recycled Interiors, and having just read through a preview, I can say it has exceeded my expectations. It is inspirational, motivational, and practical. I'm so proud to be a part of it. With interviews, thoughts and tips from celebrities and regular people trying to make a difference living a thoughtful life, I think the world needs more of this !". 

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Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home - Create a Sustainable Home You Love Book by Helen Edwards
Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home - Create a Sustainable Home You Love Book by Helen Edwards

  Order Your eBook or Print Copy Now!

Grab the print book (limited edition) or get the eBook with bonus content from Maggie Beer!

 Some of what you will get from the book

  • Stories from the various contributors and myself, about our journey to a more sustainable home we love
  • Learn more about sustainable building and design
  • Get the basics on why you should have a home garden, how to start composting and why your food source and waste is so critical to our planet
  • Learn some great DIY, upcycling and craft projects
  • Improve your health and wellbeing, and the health of our planet, through the growing, cooking and eating of food and grab a few old fashioned, yummy recipes from our contributors
  • Create a more sustainable home you can love, the way you like to decorate, with the things you like to have around you - making it your own, not something out of a magazine
  • Have fun and see the impact you can have on the planet, in making, creating and doing it yourself
  • Take a peek into some beautiful homes with house tours, to see what a sustainable home might look like

Every step, every change, every action, makes a difference. You are just one person alone, but together we are many. Join me on a journey through the many ways you can create a more sustainable home you can love.


  Order Your Copy here and start creating a sustainable home you love

Meet Some of the Expert Contributors!

Barry DuBois

Barry Du Bois is an Interior Designer & Master Builder with over 30 years experience. As one of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities, Barry has the knack of sharing his professional knowledge to the everyday person. His skill set encompasses everything in the home, from the kitchen bench to the garage, and he has a passion for educating and empowering people to transform their living spaces into something truly special. Barry shares home renovation segments on radio stations including Sydney’s 2GB and WSFM, and Brisbane’s 4BC, as well as running his own interior design & strategic planning consultancy service.

Find Barry at his website and on Facebook and Instagram

Maggie Beer (**only appears in the eBook version)

Maggie Beer is an Australian cook, author and gourmet food producer. Based in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Maggie’s philosophy of using the freshest and best-quality seasonal produce available is what inspires her product range of patées, pastes, preserves, ice cream and non-alcoholic drinks. She has have never done any formal training as a chef, but rather, she cooks from the heart and wholeheartedly encourages improvisation in the kitchen, always looking to what’s on hand for inspiration. 

Find Maggie at her website and on Facebook and Instagram

Kate St James

Kate St James is an interior designer & Editor-in-Chief of Universal Magazines’ Home Design Group, including Grand Designs Australia and Home Design. Her specialty is sustainable architecture and design. Kate’s early working life was as a journalist in London in the early 1970s, followed by a twenty-year career in interior design. Kate has written three e-books on sustainable design and interiors and continues to collaborate on design projects with her husband, Ian Cleland, providing the interior expertise to complement his sustainable building projects. 

Find Kate at her website and on Facebook and Instagram

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You will receive a link to download "Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home - Create a Sustainable Home You Love" once your print book order is processed. 


  Order Your Copy here and start creating a sustainable home you love