A design enthusiast’s guide to Byron

For design lovers with time to explore Byron Bay and beyond, there’s a lot to discover.Here’s a list of must-sees and the best new local experiences recommended by the team at Ed Silk Byron Bay…

Australian Institute of Architects Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects 2024 Country Division Architecture Awards at Stone & Wood Brewery, Byron Bay We’re proud to be sponsoring this year’s Australian Institute of Architects

Get your property ready for sale this spring.

As the real estate spring selling season kicks in, you may be thinking about listing your property for sale. And if you decide that now is the time to enter the market and find the perfect spring

How Covid has changed what we want from our homes.

If you thought your home was big enough in the days before COVID-19, you might not think so anymore. With lockdowns and a new trend towards working from home, we’ve spent more time at home over the last year

Is now the right time to downsize?

The recent property price rise in Byron Bay might have led you to wonder if now’s the time to sell up and buy something smaller. Whether this is the right move for you is down to your own particular situation. But if you

Creative industries make Byron Bay even better

City-born creatives have been making their way north to Byron Bay for a while now. Many come because they’re looking for a change of pace—a simpler life without the traffic. A life where you surf before work, ride your bike

Tiny Houses For Byron Bay Real Estate

There’s lots of reasons to buy a tiny house, particularly when you have Byron Bay real estate. Plenty of people in the region need granny flats, want accommodation on their property or simply want to live small for environmental reasons.

Quick Chat With Oscar Mira from Mercabarna Architects

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,

Quick Chat With Ed Haysom of Mode Haysom Architects

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?

Recycled House Built By Skye

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.”

The Latest Trends In Sustainable Homes

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.

Sustainable Living in Byron Bay

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.

Byron Echo – Your Sustainable Community 2014This week’s Byron Shire Echo has a section on sustainable living here on the North Coast of New South Wales. It was impressive to read how many groups, businesses, schools and initiatives there are in this region committed to living well without negatively impacting future generations.