Houses are never free and rarely show you how to save you money – but that’s about to change thanks to the latest residential development in Taylor Square. As part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About Festival, a 25m2 Live Green House will be built at Sydney’s Taylor Square along busy Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
From the 15th to 18th October 2009, the Live Green House will be open free to the public showcasing the latest practical information on sustainable living from vertical walls, green roofs and balcony gardening to eco linen, cooling paint, self-cleaning concrete paver’s, solar power and government rebates.
There’ll also be a range of products on display from leading designers showcasing reusable design including chairs made from road signs, recycled kinetic jewellery, fold-away beds, lights made from recycled plastic bags, milk bottle stools and bags made from juice containers.
Visitors to the Live Green House will be able to speak with the architect of the House, Martin Urakawa from Archology, and take away ideas for reducing the environmental footprint of their home including how to save money on water and energy bills and create balcony gardens and green spaces.
Find out all you need to know about government rebates for rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electricity, and insulation, and see the latest sustainable products – everything from building materials, to appliances, plates, bed linen and computers.
The City of Sydney produced arts festival, Art & About, brings stimulating and engaging art and events to Sydney residents and visitors from the 1st to 25th October 2009.
Art & About is part of Crave Sydney, a major celebration of Sydney’s unmatched way of life, offering 31 days of food, outdoor art and fun. Art & About is one of seven events in Crave Sydney. Other events include Sydney International Food Festival, Darling Harbour Fiesta, Sydney Harbour Island Hopping, World’s Funniest Island, Seven Bridges Walk and Breakfast on the Bridge.Full program details and speaker times are available on the Art & About 09 website at www.artandabout.com.au/livegreen or call (02) 9265-9333. To plan your Crave Sydney experience visit www.cravesydney.com
The Live Green House is sponsored by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water who provide a residential rebate program – further details can be found at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/rebates.