We had a great day yesterday for Sustainable House Day (which was hosted in the Lower Hunter by Transition Newcastle). Numbers were quite a bit down on last year, but we still had around 80 adults and over 20 children come through. Cathy run tours all day where she took people around in small groups explaining the features of the house and how we tried to be more sustainable.
Heather from Sun Cooking Australia demonstrated her solar ovens and solar kettle (with a bit of help from my brother).
Jasmine and Alexa (with the help of their two cousins and Cathy’s sister) sold cakes and scones as a fund-raiser to assist with the Oxfam East Africa Food Crisis Appeal.(They raised over $125.)
We tried to make it as relaxed and as open as possible so people felt comfortable wandering into a stranger’s house and asking questions. Kids were welcome to play in the cubby, use the swings or do some drawing. People were free to become involved in ways that suited them. Some people did the tour and left. Some wandered around them selves. Others stayed and chatted for quite a while.