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Home Living : November 18th 2008
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 3 Water wise As a mains water, trickle top-up system, the Tank Top Up automatically tops up the rainwater tank with mains water when the water falls to a designated minimum. The top up ensures appliances connected to the tank never run dry by adjusting the top- up levels. Details: www.rainharvesting.com.au Implement smart watering by using these nifty two-hour tap timers. Your garden will thank you while you help to conserve water by nourishing plants in five- to 120-minute increments. The Gardenmate tap timer has a universal tap connection. Available at Mitre 10. Waterplex, the company that created Eco Sac, has launched Reo Sac, a reinforced frameless bladder tank for hidden rainwater storage. The Australian-designed and made Reo Sac fits neatly under a house or deck, collecting water from downpipes on all sides of the house. Details: www.reosac.com.au HOMELIVING Back-to-basics life » ADVERTISING FEATURE The developing Illabunda eco-village at Winston Hills is demonstrating you can produce your own healthy organic food. From the no-dig garden, created during an open day last year, there have been harvests of strawberries, passionfruit and gooseberries, as well as peppinos, chard, cauliflowers, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, peas, broccoli, beans, potatoes and pumpkins. Also abundant at Illabunda is the honey from the bee hives. Rod Cook, who is now 85 and has lived on the Illabunda property and tended the bees for 54 years, is now passing his skills on to the future residents. It is a haven in Sydney, says prospective resident Jodie Goldney-Gibb. ''We love coming here and the kids love it too, especially when the mulberries are in season,'' she says. And the children aren't the only ones enjoying produce from the mulberry trees. The Illabunda open day is on Sunday, November 23, and in keeping with the theme of the abundance of nature, there will be a presentation on how to make mud bricks and build a house from natural materials by Ray Trappel, an architect and builder specialising in building with natural earth materials. The vision for Illabunda is for a more natural, healthy lifestyle and now, with the development application approved, the eco-village is close to a reality. Details: www.illabundavillage. com.au or call Jonathan Cook on 0432 525 108. ................................................. www.solarbright.com.au 2214585i hls wk21 Beat the Heat Special Offer UNBEATABLE • SPIN HEAT & damp from your home all year round • Removes hot air from roof cavities • Removes moisture air from roof cavities • 10 year warranty We specialise in Brick veneer and clad timber frame extensions Sunrooms Quality home extensions and additions at affordable prices! Bld Lic R99697 2379044i hls wk33 Family Company Est. 15 years with over 30 years experience in the Building Trade ALL AREAS BEFORE AFTER Chesworths Home Improvements Pty Ltd 9831 5984 www.chesworths.com.au cumberlandnewspapers.com.au 2189101 Inspiration, innovative products and practical solutions Each week Home Living provides you with the latest in renovation, interior decorating and design Introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 *Roy Morgan Readership Survey, September 2006
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