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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 2018

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Kingscliff TAFE, Saturday 15 September, 9am – 3pm

Be part of this year’s Sustainable Living 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 creative, inventive display of children’s Sustainable Shoebox House design entries and find out who will win this year’s prizes
  • Join in workshops such as keeping backyard chickens, bee keeping, easy food gardens in small spaces, and practical, inexpensive ideas for sustainable living
  • 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 music and free kids activities available all day.

Home Expo is a waste wise event: BYO cup and bag

Kids Sustainable Shoebox Design competition

Open to all Tweed Shire primary and pre-school aged children.

Construct an eco-friendly ‘sustainable house’ from items found around the home and go in the draw to win great prizes.

Tell me more about the Kids Sustainable Shoebox Design competition.

Sustainable House Day Open Homes

Seeking sustainable homes to showcase, Sunday 16 September 2018

We are calling on sustainable builders, designers and visionaries to open their homes, hearts and wisdom and share their sustainable building stories with their local community.

If you would like to showcase your home and share your passion and knowledge about sustainable living and what you learned we would love to hear from you.

Find out more at, email or register on the national website

Inspire, educate and share your story!

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 - 2018 (29kB DOCX) Stallholder Application Form - 2018 (34kB DOCX)

Kids Sustainable Shoebox Design competition

Open to all Tweed Shire primary and pre-school aged children.

What does your sustainable house look like?

Construct an eco-friendly ‘sustainable house’ from items found around the home and go in the draw to win great prizes.

Put your smartest and most innovative design and construction ideas into practice and share your ideas about the clever ways our homes can be more environmentally friendly:
  • stay cool in summer
  • keep warm in winter
  • made from natural materials available locally
  • made from recycled products or innovative materials
  • make clean energy from renewable sources
  • use electricity wisely
  • catch rainwater
  • use water wisely
  • send less waste to landfill
  • grow your own food
  • attract local wildlife and protect the special biodiversity of the Tweed
  • make space for sustainable transport options like bikes, electric cars and hydrogen cars
Competition rules

Size: your house should be approximately shoebox or cereal box sized so it is easy to bring and display at the event for judging!

Materials: any recycled or found items that help your model’s eco-friendly features stand out

Label your entry: name, age, postcode


Describe your design’s sustainability features. Fill in the Kids Sustainable House Design competition entry form.

Bring your model and entry form to Council’s Sustainability Living Home Expo at Kingscliff TAFE on Saturday 15 September 2018, from 9am.

You can also make your sustainable house at the event. There will be loads of reusable materials to use and Local art teacher Carleen Joy will be available from 9am to help you construct your small, smart, sustainable home.


Will happen at 2pm, prizes will be awarded at 2.30pm.

Prize categories:
  • Best team entry
  • Best individual entry < 8 years
  • Best individual entry 8 – 12 years
Great prizes to be won

Terms and conditions

Promotion starts 21 August 2018. Entries close 2:00pm AEST 15 September 2018 at Tweed Shire Council’s Sustainable Living Home Expo, Kingscliff TAFE Automotive Centre. Open to Tweed residents who are pre-school or primary school students. Must have consent from parent/guardian and teacher to enter. Limit 1 entry per person in either or both the individual and team entry categories. Entries will be divided into categories: Team, Individual < 8 years, Individual 8 – 12 years. Winners will be announced at the event. Winners not at the event will be notified within 7 days of the event and efforts will be made to arrange for the relevant prize to be given to the prize winner. Prizes may have their own terms and conditions. Promoter is Tweed Shire Council (ABN 90 178 732 496) of 10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah NSW 2484.

Previous years' events

See below for information relating to previous Home Expos.

Home Expo 2017
Home Expo 2016
Home Expo 2015
Home Expo 2014
Home Expo 2013

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