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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 2016

There's a big appetite in the Tweed for money-saving food preparation tips, smaller dwellings and more sustainable home and lifestyle options in general, if attendances at the Living for the Future Home Expo on 3 September 2016 are any indication.

More than 1000 people headed to Seagulls Club in Tweed Heads West for this year's expo, with a Tiny Homes workshop and Love Food Hate Waste cooking demonstrations attracting some of the day's biggest crowds.

A full house for the ‘Tiny Homes – Big Impact’ workshop showed there's a lot of local interest for smaller dwellings, for more affordable housing, to reduce the environmental footprint of Tweed homes or simply to suit people's lifestyles. Participants in the workshop were impressed by clever design and building approaches to make small homes increasingly comfortable and practical.

More Tweed households are set to have their own beehives, following the workshops on native and European bees, while a number of people helped Tweed Landcare plant trees to create a Green Cathedral on the Tweed River foreshore.

There was also great interest a selected display of tiny homes models from the 2016 Northern Rivers Sustainable House Day Design Competition.

Check out the Downloads box for the list of over 40 stallholders which provided visitors with simple solutions to save costs, support local businesses, shape our community and make a positive contribution to the environment.

Over 100 visitors had an opportunity to ride in BMW i3 electric cars, while many others took the opportunity to ask questions at the Gold Coast BMW display of other purely electric, plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) and standard hybrid vehicles.

Podcasts of the event and key workshops are available on Council's YouTube channel.

Previous years' events

See below for information relating to previous Home Expos.

Home Expo 2015
Home Expo 2014
Home Expo 2013

Last Updated: 26 October 2016