Tag Archives: Upcycling

Jasmine on the Tiny House Project (from The Owner Builder magazine)

The latest edition of the Owner Builder magazine has an article about the Tiny House Project written by Jasmine. Here’s the text of Jasmine’s article (but see the article for the photos and layout). When I was little, I remember … Continue reading

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Jasmine and Larni’s tiny house on national TV

Last week, the National TV show, Better Homes and Gardens,  featured Jasmine and Larni’s tiny house. You can see the segment here. Planning for the tiny house started in June 2016 when Cathy suggested that Jasmine and Larni might like … Continue reading

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Cathy, upcycling and raising children

Cathy (my partner) has just been featured in Textile Beat, a website about slow clothing, dressing with conscience and natural fibres. The associated story discusses Cathy’s passion for upcycling as a way of challenging consumerism and over-consumption, our approach to … Continue reading

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Upcycling workshop

Today Cathy ran Transition Newcastle’s second upcycling workshop – “More upcycled ties and t-shirts.” There were around 20 people working on a range of projects. It was great to see a few kids developing some new skills.

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Some good articles/links – Upcycling

It’s been a busy time, so I haven’t done any weekend reading for a while (and it might become an occasional series not a weekly one). Inspired by Cathy’s latest project for Transition Newcastle – creating an upcycling and sustainable … Continue reading

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A passion for upcycling

Cathy (my partner) is all fired-up about a new Transition Newcastle project. It really demonstrates the value of focusing on people’s skills and passions. She, and a number of people, are very excited by the potential of this project. The … Continue reading

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