Sustainability House and Tiny House Expo – Mullumbimby Trip

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On Saturday September 17th the Humaneity SMART Spaces Team headed down the M1 Highway to Mullumbimby for the day. Our destination was the Sustainable House and Tiny House Expo. On site were various designers from across the Northern New South Wales Region with their designs for Tiny Houses.

Our team got to meet an greet various designers as well as research many of the suppliers who support the Sustainable housing industry. A good sized crowd was on hand during the day, and a real community spirit existed inside and outside of the Municipal Hall which was the venue for the expo.

Team Humaneity gathered a lot of interesting information that will assist our journey as we now focus on design and materials to be used in our SMART SPACE project.

If you are interested in this project as an online supporter or potential supplier or vendor then you can contact us by email at smartspaces@humaneity.com as well as keeping up to date via this website.

 

Emerson Lynn – The Tiny House Project

Emerson Lynn – The Tiny House Project

Grade 7 Student at Helensvale State High School, Emerson Lynn sits and chats about the Humaneity Tiny House Project. As a student at Helensvale State High School, Emerson shares about his passions and why he is excited about the potential of the Tiny House Project.

Humaneity SMART Space Project

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 2.15.10 PMFor those of you (over 50 people) who attended the kick off meeting of the Humaneity Smart Space Project ( previously named the Tiny House Project) at Helensvale State High School today, thank you so much for giving up some of your Friday afternoon to spend time with us. To those of you who couldn’t attend todays meeting in person but who have asked to be updated about this project, you are also being included in this email.

Humaneity and Helensvale State High School are excited about the potential of this project. Your participation, encouragement and sharing today have left us inspired about this collaboration opportunity moving forward.

Todays Meeting goals were to;

  1. Inform everyone of the Humaneity SMART SPACES Project Vision.
  2. Invite interested stakeholders to form a committed working group. ( * Students, Teachers, Parents, Businesses)

In todays break out session all of todays attendees contributed ideas for the project. The three headings included;

  1. What you saw as the potential challenges?
  2. What’s in this project for You?
  3. Your ideas on the projects potential scope

A summary of that break out session is:

  • An overwhelming theme to create a sustainable, innovative, educational and commercially viable project.
  • A project that delivers on various Social Impact dimensions.
  • A project that embraces students, and the many outcomes this will bring.
  • A project that involves the community for the benefit of the community, locally and abroad.
  • A project that is well researched, defined and offers a differentiation in the market place.
  • A project that maintains momentum to insure participation numbers remain constant.
  • A project that provides an affordable living / useable space.
  • A project that focuses on innovation in materials, technology and environmental impact.
  • A project that is inherently created with safety in mind.

Our Five Steps to Success are detailed below:

  1. Project Kick Off Meeting – Held September 2nd, 2016
  2. Formation of Working Group – To be announced by September 11th, 2016
  3. Research and Project Design –
  4. Call to Action Interested Parties eg: Investors, Educators, Government, Commercial, and Individuals
  5. Entity Created – Structure and Governance implemented.

Immediate Next Steps

  1. Summary of today’s meeting notes sent to all by Monday September 5th (done)
  2. By COB Friday September 9th A Lodgement by email to smartspaces@humaneity.com confirming YOUR level of interest in being a member of the working group, and in what specific area/s you’d like to be personally involved, or your business, or your school, or government entity.
  3. Next Meeting – Working Groups 1st Meeting – Tuesday September 13th (time to be agreed by all participants).
  4. Any queries, questions, ideas or collaborative thoughts about this project should be sent to this email address: smartspaces@humaneity.com

Humaneity SMART Spaces Project

SMART SPACE PROJECT

Imagine Students working with teachers, parents, local businesses and government on the design, manufacture and distribution of Tiny Houses or SMART Spaces. Well this is exactly what we are doing at Helensvale State High School. Humaneity launched the project on Friday September 2nd when over fifty members of the community came together at Helensvale State High School to discuss how Students, Teachers, Parents and Businesses could work together on this project.

The project has three distinct aims,

  1. To create a educational pathway for students.
  2. To establish a sustainable business model.
  3. To create a positive social impact.

Attendees at the kick off meeting shared ideas, challenges and aims of this project as a truly collaborative session uncovered many amazing opportunities for these tiny spaces.

Now Humaneity members from all over the world can sign up to be part of this project. For just $10.00 per year you can gain access to this, and any Humaneity Collaboration Project. Just join through our membership page.

Once you become a member you can submit your ideas, or commit your level of interest in this project. We welcome trades people, architects, engineers, environmental specialists, renewable energy experts, students from other schools, interior designers, home buyers, bankers, government representatives all to join our project.

You can write to smartspaces@humaneity.com for more information or to submit your level of interest to this project.