With construction already underway at our Holocene House in Manly, we got in contact with Plant Rescue Ku-Ring-Gai just prior to demolition, and were able to salvage a number of Hydrangeas and various small plants. These will be re-homed into local schools, public spaces and local residents, reinstating Ku-ring-gai's unique garden heritage despite the increasingly prominent developmental changes in the area.
Aqua Perma Solar Firma on Gardening Australia
Talking with Australia's most popular TV Garden Guru, Costa Georgiadis, the clients of our Aqua Perma Solar Firma project in Alexandria show off how much the garden and aquaponic system have thrived over the five years since project completion. For the full episode clip, click here.
Coffee for CplusC's Site Crew
As part of CplusC’s constant drive to improve how we can operate more sustainably, we’ve extended our sustainable ideals to our coffee culture as well. We have invested in compostable coffee pods and new Huskee cups (made from recycled coffee husk, a by-product of coffee farming) for our site team, currently based in Palm Beach and Manly.
In other news
A Former Corner Store Turned Sustainable Family Home - The Design Files
Check out a great article from Sasha Gattermayr on The Design Files about Welcome to the Jungle House and a little bit of its backstory, including the arduous process of getting Council approval. Article here.
CplusC featured in Urban Homesteads: How to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle
Due for publication in May 2021, Urban Homesteads is a book perfect for anyone who dreams of living more sustainably and connecting with nature and their community. Featuring our Aqua Perma Solar Firma project and its aquaponic garden setup, we can't wait to see this book published later this year.
Welcome to the Jungle House wins Best of Houzz 2021
Houzz has announced a selection of best houses 2021, with CplusC picking up two awards:
Best Houzz of 2021 Design for the highest level of client satisfaction by the Houzz community.
Best of Houzz 2021 Service for the most popular professional's portfolio within the Houzz community.
Sliding Doors featured on Rethinking The Future
Featuring an abundance of Western Red Cedar and louvre windows, our Sliding Doors project in Canada Bay has always been a favourite. Design blog Rethinking The Future has recently featured this project in an article on their site, check it out here.
Welcome to the Jungle House Veggie Haul
Another impressive cucumber haul from the rooftop veggie garden of Welcome to the Jungle House!