• Life is better by bike

    Small-space inner city bike commuting shopping

    It all started with sourdough. In the city, there is a wonderful artisan baker who makes the most amazing bread filled with olives or dried fruit. But we live on the city fringe, and it seemed odd to drive into the city just to get a loaf of bread on a Saturday morning. Continue reading

  • Inner-city small-space living: our environmental footprint

    Mid-century modern teak dining table and chairs. Inner city small space living ZoeAtHome.com

    In his recent documentary Ten Bucks a Litre, entrepreneur Dick Smith asks the question of how Australians will cope when the price of petrol reaches ten dollars a litre and our electricity costs double or triple (click here to watch it on YouTube). It was sobering to watch, but it made our decision to buy a small home in the inner city seem like the right one for these times. Continue reading