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Tiny House Possibilities

On Friday May 12th Humaneity Founder Mark Philpott spoke at a Local Government event in Brisbane hosted by Urban Utilities. The event brought together various risk managers from across many council districts for one of their regular focus group sessions.

During his speech Mark spoke about the possibilities of using the Tiny House movement to create positive educational and social outcomes.

After eight months the Humaneity team of volunteers has designed, and is now building a Tiny House in collaboration with All Trades Queensland at Shailer Park. Much has been said about the development of the sector, the pending legal challenges to locating Tiny Houses in our communities as well as the cost of these small dwellings.

It is just the beginning for the Tiny House movement in Australia and we are sure that there is going to be significant development, innovation and education continuing in this sector for many years to come.

 

 

Sustainable Living And Tiny House TV Show

On Wednesday April 19th at Tafe Coomera a live audience participated in the first Humaneity Television Q&A show called Sustainable Living and Tiny Houses. Our wonderful Moderator Michael Croaker magnificently managed proceedings as our fabulous Panel that included leading architect Philip Follent, Tiny House designer and builder Lara Nobel as well as Sustainability expert Anne Kovachevich and property renaissance guru Ian Ugarte all contributed to a lively and knowledgeable dialogue about the pros and cons of sustainable and minimalistic living.

Throughout the evening guests asked questions of the panel which often lead to intriguing responses, some even emotional as the plight of the current housing crisis in Australia was unpeeled layer by layer.

The show which was put together from a collaboration between Humaneity and Tafe Coomera team members offered the large audience that turned up a very intellectual alternative for a mid week event.

The first in a series of Humaneity Television productions the Sustainable Living and Tiny House show left many of the those in attendance with a great deal of food for thought as everyone grapples with the notion of how much do we truly need to be happy in this life.

One Student – Huge Impact

 

Ryan Mount is a seventeen year old student from the Australian Industry Trade College on Australia’s Gold Coast. We came across Ryan last year when after a Humaneity talk at the Trade College he approached the  Humaneity team showing an interest to join the Tiny House project.

That was back in late 2016. Fast forward to April 2017 and Ryan is now about to take on a fantastic challenge. Ryan has been tasked by our Tiny House Project team to design and build the outdoor decking area for the Humaneity Tiny House project.

In keeping with the projects aims to involve students from all backgrounds, Ryan’s motivation, commitment and loyalty to the project have endeared him to every member of our team.

Ryan is one of those young people who knows where he is going, knows he has to work hard to get there, and is totally committed.

Mark Philpott, Humaneity Founder and Tiny House Project Leader say’s, ‘ It’s been an absolute joy to have Ryan on our team. He has attended every meeting, provided great input to our project, and has not been scared to roll up his sleeves’

Just recently Ryan helped Matthew Webster the projects lead builder to lay the floor on the Tiny House Trailer. A job that took the two three hours to complete. A video on that experience can be found on the Humaneity Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/Humaneity

Ryan says this about his involvement on the project,

‘ This project has already taken me to different kinds of places in my life, and I can see it has made me a better person, and made me more confident, happy, excited, and I am motivated to see this project through until the end and beyond.’

You can also follow Ryan’s decking project for the Tiny House build on the Humaneity youtube channel.

Thanks Ryan for joining us on the Humaneity Tiny House project, it’s great having you on board.

 

 

 

 

Rotary Joins Forces With Humaneity

Several Rotary Clubs came together recently in support of the Humaneity Tiny House Project. Thanks to Diana Traversi of the Currumbin/ Tweed Rotary Club a special night was organised so that Humaneity Founder, Mark Philpott was able to share with the audience the Humaneity Tiny House journey.

After the severe weather events that ravaged many parts of Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland a substantial audience turned up to the event which enabled many of the audience, who also included the Federal Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews to ask questions about the potential of Tiny Houses in our Community’s.

Local Councillors were also present at the event, where there seemed a genuine interest about the future when it comes to building Tiny.

The night ended with many of the Rotary Club members showing an interest in supporting the Humaneity project as it moves forward.

Real World Experience For Students

On April 19th Humaneity unleashes another collaboration initiative this time with students from Tafe Coomera on Australia’s Gold Coast. The Humaneity Television set will be run by Tafe Students, Teachers, and Mentors from RP Williams Films from the Gold Coast. The live TV show called Sustainable Living and Tiny Houses will feature four expert Panelists from the Sustainable Living and Tiny House sectors. Panelists, Philip Follent, Anne Kovachevich, Lara Nobel and Ian Ugarte will be joined by the shows Moderator, Michael Croaker.

Live audience members will get to ask the Panelists questions they about the Sustainable Living and Tiny House worlds. Due to last for two hours the show will go to air at a later date on the Humaneity Youtube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/Humaneity

 

ABC Radio Interviews Humaneity

The ABC Gold Coast Radio station recently interviewed the Founder of Humaneity, Mark Philpott about the organisations Tiny House Project. In the interview Philpott said, ‘ The Tiny House Movement in Australia is really gaining momentum. There are several Facebook Pages that have healthy followings, and plenty of Youtube video’s out there for people to watch on designing, and building Tiny Houses’.

When asked by the interviewer if he thought that Tiny Houses were the answer to Australia’s housing crisis, Philpott responded. ‘Look there are many benefits and advantages from building and living in a smaller space. Australia has the largest house footprint in the world per capita. I believe we all need to live more consciously for the sake of our environment, our cities and our souls.

The Humaneity You Tube channel now features Episode One of its Humaneity Inspired Living Show where viewers can follow the progress of the building of the Humaneity Tiny House which is a collaboration project that commenced in 2016 at Helensvale State High School on the Gold Coast.

You can listen to the radio interview here by clicking the link below.

http://chirb.it/a0LH1I

 

All Trades Queensland Joins Tiny House Project

In a recent announcement Humaneity has welcomed All Trades Queensland to join as a build Partner on the Tiny House project. This Partnership means that students and apprentices from All Trades Queenslands Shailer Park facility will get to work on the Humaneity Tiny House project as part of their course.

Mike Bareham, General Manager Training at All Trades Queensland says,’ The Humaneity Tiny House project is a great opportunity for our students at All Trades Queensland to gain greater experience working on a real world project. The students will also benefit knowing that the Tiny House will be used for a positive social impact in our community when the build is complete.’

The Tiny House build at All Trades Queensland will begin on May 2nd, 2017. It is expected to take around five weeks for the Tiny House to be built. The 18.75 sqm home will be built on a dual axle trailer that is seven and a half meters long, by two and a half meters wide.

Founder and CEO of Humaneity Mark Philpott added, ‘ We are thrilled to welcome All Trades Queensland to this project as it truly is a perfect fit. It has always been one of our aims of this journey to include as many young Australians as possible in the design and building phase of the Tiny House project’.

Humaneity has commenced loading videos on it’s YouTube channel that will share with viewers the many interesting steps of building the Tiny House as well as the products and innovations that are going into the home. You can view these videos at www. m.youtube.com/user/Humaneity

 

New Humaneity Campaign Under Way

The new Humaneity Inspired Living Television Series campaign production is currently underway. Featuring french model, Justine de Carne the series will highlight Humaneity’s aim to inspire people to live the life they truly want.

We believe that by living the life you truly want you effectively end up making the world a better place. The Humaneity Inspired Living Series will be introducing our viewers to some inspirational people, we will be showing you some incredible projects, and we will taking you to some amazing places across the planet.

 

Tiny House Project – Trailer Floor Build.

On April 7th another huge step took place on our Tiny House build.  We moved the trailer from our trailer manufacturer HMJ Trailers in Morayfield across Brisbane to the Tiny House Company. Greg at the Tiny House company had very generously offered space in his warehouse for the day to build the floor onto the Tiny House.

Attaching the floor to the trailer.

With Matthew our projects lead builder, apprentice Ryan, and Susan and Mark all present we set about attaching the floor to the trailer. Our partners James Hardie,  and Platinum Timber and Hardware generously donated the materials for this stage of the build.

It wasn’t long before Mark found out that the screwing down of the materials on top of the trailer was a little bit more difficult than it looked. Matthew and Ryan set about making the cuts of the materials, glueing and screwing down the sheets and after just over three houses the job was done.

Our 7.5m long by 2.4 meter wide Tiny House Trailer now has its floor down.

 

 

 

 

 

TV Show Panelist – Dr Anne Kovachevich

Anne is the Ecologically Sustainable Design Leader in the Arup Queensland building group.

She has a strong technical background in computer modelling and sustainable building design. Anne has over 17 years’ experience in Green Building Design. Anne is also the regional leader for Foresight and Innovation for Arup Australasia.

Anne has experience in a full range of projects and is a certified Green Star accredited professional, Green Star Assessor and a NABERS accredited assessor.

Anne has an excellent track record for working with clients to meet their Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) requirements and providing innovative solutions, from planning to detailed design.

Anne has worked on projects including the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland and the Science and Technology Building at the Queensland Institute of Technology.

Anne is currently working on the UQ Student Residential Precinct and Townsville Stadium and is running a course at the University of NSW called Drivers of Urban Change.