Tiny home winners coming to Tweed


DESIGN INNOVATION and sustainable living ideas will be on display at an exhibition of entries to the recent ‘Tiny Homes’ design competition.

The design competition was part of the Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers which took place on September 17 at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

This year’s winner of the $1000 Professional Category on the theme of Tiny Homes: A Pocket Neighbourhood was Neeraja Peeret.

Ms Peeret’s winning design featured a pocket neighbourhood that enabled many people to live sustainably in small houses but with private and communal areas for residents to grow food and come together.

“I am so excited to have won the design competition and are currently looking at building upon this award and showcasing the project further to show that sustainability can be easy, small and cost-effective ” Ms Peeret said.

The judges were also impressed with a number of student entries, particularly from Kingscliff TAFE.

“It was fantastic to see so much innovation and creativity from our local design students,” Council’s Urban Designer and tiny house competition judge Jonathan Lynch said.

“The entries focused on key housing challenges and issues affecting our region including housing affordability, integration of sustainable and passive design measures and universal design.”

In addition to the exhibition of Tiny House competition entries, Tweed Shire Council has produced a Tiny House Fact Sheet which steps through some of the key design and planning considerations.

The Sustainable House Day – Tiny Homes Design Competition is a joint project by Tweed Shire Council, Lismore City Council, Byron Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council, The Green Building Centre, Nimbin Neighbourhood & Information Centre, North Coast TAFE, Self-Seed Sustainability and Dorroughby Environment Educational Centre.

The exhibition will run from Monday October 24 to Friday November 4 at the Murwillumbah Council Chambers foyer from 8.30am to 4pm.