Brisbane’s Sustainable House and Garden
Bellis is an ordinary, rather elderly Queenslander house in Brisbane’s Bayside.
Now joined by bee-keeping Damien Andrews, Bellis is not an attempt at self-sufficiency but an indicator of how we can turn the suburban sprawl of Australia’s cities to an environmental advantage without compromising our Australian lifestyle. We grow food, we harvest rainwater and solar energy and we treat and reuse our wastewater – all things that can be done with ease by any homeowner in Australia’s suburbs.
You’re welcome to take a look around.
Remember, sustainability is mostly about living within your means. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t do a whole lot of things at once. Take small, meaningful steps that you can guarantee to carry out. The cumulative effect is what matters.
Jerry & Jeff