I’m Annette and my passion is saving things from landfill. I grew up surrounded by fixers and creators: my dad’s shed is actually a three-car garage filled with tools and spare parts for just about anything; and my mum’s sewing room is bursting with fabric, yarn, buttons and zips. In […]

A Tiny on the Farm

  These tiny house building workshops are a collaborative effort between The Upcyclist, The Bower and Sydney Community Collage.  I can guarantee the course is packed full of building information specific to building a tiny house on wheels because I put together the course content and am one of the learning […]

Another Tiny House Building Workshop for Sydney

The Harvest Bench The harvest bench is an outdoor work station for use anywhere in the backyard.  They are made from 100% recycled hardwoods, old stainless steel sinks and galvanized fixings, so they withstand permanent outdoor settings and if anything will only look better as they slowly weather and meld […]

The Harvest Bench

I’m motivated by seeing the upcycling endeavors of other people. Their work often becomes the inspiration for the next Upcyclist project or idea to be tested. Every now and again I find someone whose work is so creative and well put together that I don’t want to emulate them, or […]

Introducing Geckos New Tail

I am super stoked to be part of the team putting together this tiny house workshop in Sydney.   As far as tiny houses in Sydney are concerned The Bower has really been leading the charge.  This will be the 4th tiny house project they have been involved in and […]

Tiny House Workshop in Sydney 2017

The Sustainable She Shed (SSS) is Lisa’s backyard studio made from recycled materials. It is a small detached building to be used as a garden retreat for Lisa were she can take time out and do things just for herself. Being her own personal space it was important to Lisa […]

A Sustainable She Shed for Lisa

  This is the second tiny house building workshop in Australia, that I now of.  It’s pretty exciting. The tiny house movement is really starting to take hold here in Oz.   But that’s not all, this workshop is supported by The Bower,  who are hands down my favorite place […]

Tiny House Building Workshop in Australia

Recycled Interiors did a great write up about The Tiny and our project to explore the tiny house movement in Australia, as well as building with recycled materials.  In building The Tiny, I not only wanted to expose people to the idea of tiny house living and downsizing, but also […]

The Tiny (house) article on Recycled Interiors

  Junkies magazine is a new Australia eco mag promoting a sustainable lifestyle.  The (recycled paper) pages are filled with inspiration about how to live a happy, fulfilled and positive life without costing the earth.  They are all about reduce, reuse, repair and recycle.  And upcycling of course! I am […]

The Tiny in Junkies Magazine