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Council's 'Living for the Future' Home Expo was launched in 2013 as a free, family-friendly event offering a one-stop-shop of stalls and practical workshops to help people embrace sustainable living principles and find out more about smart housing designs and renovations.

Home Expo 2017

Seagulls Club, Saturday 16 September, 10am – 4pm

Workshop Program (317kB PDF) Free Children's Activities Program (360kB PDF) Stall Descriptions (242kB PDF)
Be part of this year’s ‘Living for the Future’ Home Expo as we provide an all-day program of activities for the whole family to help create more affordable and environmentally-friendly homes and lifestyles in the Tweed.

Be inspired and informed:
  • See the winners announced for the 2017 regional Sustainable House Day ‘Build It Local’ design competition awards and view the design entries on display.
  • Join in workshops such as building with bamboo, bee keeping, easy food gardens in small spaces, and practical, inexpensive ideas for sustainable living.
  • Sample delicious food from chef Daniel Lange as he shares tips to save up to $1,000 per year in food costs.
  • Go in the draw to win fantastic prizes
Visit local trade stalls, community groups and talk to Council for all you need to know about smart, sustainable living in the Tweed. Enjoy delicious food and local coffee, and make the most of free kids activities available all day.

Sustainable House Day Design Competition


Newsflash: The competition has been extended to 4pm Thursday 14 September – share your grand designs to be in the running for a $5,000 prize pool.

The 2017 Northern Rivers Sustainable House Day ‘Build it Local’ Design Competition has received entries from residents, architects, designers and young people in the Northern Rivers.

To find out more go to www.sustainablehousedaynr.org. Winners will be announced and designs will be on show at the Tweed Home Expo.

Become a Home Expo Stallholder

Register for a stall at this year’s event to reach over 1000 local residents.

Share the sustainability credentials of your service, product or community group and provide visitors with all the enthusiasm, information and support they need to take the next step to more environmentally-friendly homes and lifestyles.

Submit an expression of interest to be involved in this year’s event.

Information for Stallholders - 2017 (29kB DOCX) Stallholder Application Form - 2017 (34kB DOCX)

Share the Light: Saturday 16 September, 3pm – 8pm


Stay and enjoy the magic of the Terranora Broadwater at dusk. Join the Lights on the Tweed river celebration along the foreshore behind Seagulls Club, including family fun from 3pm with the Lantern Parade after dark. Get a group of friends and family (or just yourself!) and carry one of the luminous lanterns in the parade. Call 02 6670 2400 to register.

Previous years' events

See below for information relating to previous Home Expos.

Home Expo 2016
Home Expo 2015
Home Expo 2014
Home Expo 2013


Last Updated: 20 July 2017