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The enchanting tree church which took four years to build
When New Zealand nature lover Barry Cox woke up one day and decided to build a living breathing tree church in his garden he naively never envisaged it would become and international sensation...
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How to choose the best fertiliser for your garden
Feed your soil the right nutrients and your plants will thrive, writes Helen Young.
All decked out: how to set up the perfect outdoor entertaining area
Clever design and new, low-maintenance materials are upping the wow factor of decks and patios.
Buyer's guide: outdoor chairs
This season's attractive offerings mean the best seat in the house is not necessarily inside.
Take it outside: patios and decks
Enhance your lifestyle and the value of your home by creating an inviting outdoor room.
The root of the problem: how close to the house can you plant a Ficus?
Do grafted Ficus have the same vigorous root system as others in the species? Could we safely plant a standard Ficus in the garden, 80 centimetres away from concrete edging?
Shower smarts: how to save money on hot-water systems
The way we heat water for our homes is about to change forever - and for the better.
The green house: wash cycle
Recent studies into their water and energy efficiencies have found that dishwashers scrub up rather well.
Message in a bottle: recycling strategies
For the environment to really benefit from your diligent recycling you also need to buy recycled goods.
Eco-friendly Christmas gifts
Bring joy to the world without harming the planet. Sarah Pickette presents a selection of eco-friendly gifts.
Pest-laid plans: natural pest solutions for your home
When you find creepy-crawlies invading your home, these simple solutions will give bugs and critters a powerful disincentive.
How insulation can lower your home's power consumption
The right insulation, properly installed, can put a lid on your power consumption.
Going undercover: how to cool your house by creating shade
Creating shade is a simple, cost-effective way to make your home more comfortable.
Guide to buying eco-friendly appliances
Choosing energy-efficient appliances can cost you more up-front, but they will save you money in the long run.
Water watch: how to save money by monitoring your water usage
We all want to save money, so it pays to monitor every drop of water you use.
Retro forward: how retrofitting your home can make it cheaper to run
Retrofitting your home will make it more comfortable and cheaper to run as well as adding value, writes Sarah Pickette.
Get smart: the model sustainable home
With utilities bills on the rise, this family leapt at the chance to live in a home that showcases sustainability, without sacrificing comfort or style. For one Sydney family, it's already a reality,...
Eco warriors: money-saving gadgets
With energy and water bills on the rise, eco gadgets are flooding the market, writes Sarah Pickette.
Let there be light: how installing a skylight can save you money
Filtering light into your home from above gives dark rooms a lift and saves you money, writes Sarah Pickette.
How the colour of your roof may help rein in global warming
Raising your roof consciousness may help rein in global warming, writes Sarah Pickette.
Waste not: how to dispose of old chemicals and e-waste safely
Most households keep old chemicals, but there are ways to dispose of them safely, writes Sarah Pickette.
The generation game: investing in solar energy
With Federal and state governments slashing rebates on solar-power installation, is it still worth investing in solar energy? Harvey Grennan does the maths.
Choice cuts: how to save on energy with your renovation plans
Renovating your kitchen or bathroom is an opportunity to save on energy costs, writes Sarah Pickette.
How to set up an eco-friendly home office
A computer set-up can be a real energy-guzzler, so take measures to conserve power in your office, writes Sarah Pickette.
The green house: In the swim
Owning a backyard pool is a luxury many Australians aspire to, but it pays to think about mitigating your pool’s environmental impact before you dive in, writes Sarah Pickette.
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