Installing solar panels, water tanks and recycling bins are not always easy, and it could take years before you have a big enough budget to create a home that is more sustainable. There are, however, easy ways to make a big difference – right away.
Reduce What You Use
We waste a lot in general. Globally, we throw out about 1.3 billion tons of food a year, or a third of all...Read More
If you are a homeowner, you know all about fun and easy ways to make your home a better place to live. In an ideal world, our homes would be 100 per cent natural and free from chemicals. From neutralising foul odours to magical cleaning recipes, there are many ways to create a better place for you and your family –organically. We share quick and easy organic house hacks to try....Read More
A trend that keeps reinventing itself with fresh elements fused with tribal undertones and exotic textures. Boho décor is timeless and creates a sense of warmth in any home it is executed in. There are a few must-haves you need and of course, special treasures you have found along your gypsy-inspired travels and magical shopping excursions.
Rattan Furniture and Hanging Chairs
Preparation for the winter garden starts in autumn. With a month to go, now is the time to get busy in the garden and prepare for the winter months. This preparation will eventually give you a good foundation for spring gardening as well. Winter gardening is a fun way to stay active and keep your garden looking good throughout the year.
Protect what you Have
Protecting delicate...Read More
In South Africa we are lucky to have a mild winter, giving us a variety of flooring materials that are suitable all year round. Although tiled floors are a great relief from the summer heat, they become awfully cold in winter and you need to find ways to provide more insulation to keep the heat indoors.
Some flooring materials are warmer than others and be mindful to pick flooring...Read More
The story of four friends taking on a big journey of a rather small proportion! Rent, bonds and unsustainable lifestyles – this is what friends Jaydon Meidlinger, Dita Schoeman, Marisa Visicale and Carla Cronje are seeking to leave behind by building their own tiny homes. Homemakers visited Marisa as she was preparing the Tiny Hero Home for the journey from Johannesburg to a farm...Read More
The school holidays are finally here! We understand that you may be running low on new ideas so here are five activities to encourage the kids to get outside before Winter starts!
Take a Hike
We are more than spoilt for choice when it comes to natural beauty across South Africa. Do a quick search for the closest nature reserve, park or botanical garden; pack a backpack with water,...Read More