Author: Ed Silk

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Q.  Why did you choose architecture as your profession?A.  When I was a kid I dreamt about being an inventor, not a fireman. I was always on the creative side of life: drawing, designing artefacts, creating graphics for video games, writing, programming, and...

Q.  Why did you choose architecture as your profession?  A.  My Uncle was an architect in Auckland and I was encouraged to follow him. It seemed like an interesting career as it combined art with science. Q.  How would you describe your style? A.  Evolving! At...

In the humble words of Skye..."If a 42 year old mother of two young children with no building experience and no training can build a tiny home then it goes without saying that anyone who has the desire can."
Living in the Northern Rivers we have access to water, sunshine and good soil. Utilising these natural resources while not wasting them, is key to sustainable living.
Throughout the year Byron Bay real estate agents speak to a number of ‘city folk’ yearning to move to the quieter climes of our seaside and hinterland haven. The dream is real but do you have a plan in place to make it succeed?
Through a process of community interaction along with ongoing conservation and protection, The Oceania Project is looking for funding to continue their valuable work.
So you’re on the internet, visiting local websites and doing the groundwork searching for the property that fits your needs. But how can you be sure this property is worth the time to visit in person?
Changing a few key things in your home will increase your chances of selling your Byron Bay real estate during the cooler Autumn months. Following these simple steps will see your property sold in no time.
A beach side home is the great Australian dream. A home where you can take a walk down to the ocean, perhaps go for a surf, but still be within reach of schools, transport and shops.
It's Summer in Byron Bay and the weather is beautiful.  I’m sure it is set to be a busy season with the town already buzzing and most accommodation for the summer season being close to booked out.
It's time to shake off those mid-winter blues as Splendour in the Grass heats up Byron Shire from 25 - 27 July.  Promising three days of action packed entertainment with 75 bands, 50 DJs and producers, forums, food, camping and comedy.
If you've ever thought about running away to join the circus, here's your chance. The Spaghetti Circus is hosting an Open Day on Saturday, July 12th and they also offer holiday workshops - a great way to keep the kids entertained over the school break.
The school term is over and it's officially Byron Bay Winter holiday time. The nights may be chilly, even a bit frosty inland, but the days are warm and sunny with clear views from the Nightcap Ranges to the sparkling Coral Sea. Even the whales are enjoying themselves, leaping and spouting as they migrate north.

The proposed Northern Rivers Rail Trail would turn the now disused train line from Casino to Murwillumbah into a walking, cycling, horse riding and electric vehicle track connecting the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Locals and visitors alike would enjoy this healthy alternative transport and supporting tourism businesses could blossom along the trail.
Days may be getting shorter as we approach the Winter Solstice but here on the Far North Coast of New South Wales we know how to lighten up and celebrate with the Lismore Lantern Parade.
Byron Bay is surrounded by natural beauty from the beautiful beaches to the hinterland wilderness.
We've already had the first whale sighting of the 2014 Humpback migration and so begins the season for whale watching Byron Bay.
Easter is nearly upon us and the weather is perfect - just enough rain to keep the gardeners happy with plenty of beach days in between.
Sustainable living is a topic we're hearing more about these days with clever ideas appearing to overcome the challenges of high electricity prices and environmental concerns for the planet.
The Mullumbimby Community Garden welcomes another great community project, the Madhima Gulgan Rainforest and Bush Foods Trail.
When I moved to Byron 25 years ago, Cec owned and ran the Gourmet Bay Deli in Jonson Street which was hugely popular with both locals and visitors.