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Thu, Aug 24

Campfire Stories Adelaide: The Road Less Travelled

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Campfire Stories is about people coming together and sharing a yarn and a bite to eat. Be prepared to be entertained and inspired by extraordinary true tales from ordinary Australians!

How it works: Come along and share a 5 minute true story related to the night's theme of "the road less traveled". Prepare a 5 minute story about a journey off the well beaten path. Detail your difficulties, discoveries and joys in stepping away from the normal routines and familiar ways. Hitchhiking, wandering in the bush or defying expectations. Never easy but always an adventure.

There is no pressure to speak in front of the audience. People are just as welcome to come and listen to other people's stories.

The night will close with a shared supper so please bring a plate to share.

Entry is optional $5 donation at the door.

Event is open to all ages. Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm start.

This event is supported by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre and the Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board.

Sat, Aug 26

Boomerang Bags Adelaide: August Working Bee

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre


Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.  By getting involved, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.

August Working Bee - Saturday 26 August

9:30am set up for 10am - 1pm session

Adelaide Sustainability Centre @ The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000


  • If you have them: Sewing machines and an extension cord (just in case), sharp fabric scissors and/or pinking shears, straight edge steel ruler, pins, any spare fabric.
  • Please make sure all your items are clearly labelled so that nothing gets lost and if anything is left behind I can find the owner.

If you don’t have any of these things but are keen to help, there will be jobs for everyone. We will do another demonstration of how the bags are put together and then we will get on with making some. We will try to accomodate people who are keen to learn to sew - these bags are the perfect starting project.


Please let me know if you can come so that we know how many people to expect - don’t worry if you can’t come, there will be other opportunities.


Boomerang Bags aims to make our life a little bit less plastic, so please try not to use plastic bags or one-use coffee cups or water bottles. There is a kitchen with cups and there will be tea and coffee available. There may even be some morning tea!

Join the Boomerang Bags Adelaide Facebook group here.

Sat, Oct 28

Tiny House Workshop

Hosted by Lauren Champs

Come and learn about living in and building tiny houses with Fred Schultz of Fred's Tiny Houses. 

Inspiring & Supportive: Come for the weekend and leave with a clear plan of action in all facets to realize your tiny house dreams.   Surrounded by like minded people you will receive expert advice on all the crucial things you’ll need to know.  Ask all your questions in a safe and supportive environment.

On-going support:  Participants in any of these workshops will be entitled to join Fred’s Tiny House Community Facebook Page and receive the same high quality, well researched information sharing as in the workshops.  So really, when you think about it, it’s way more than attending a few workshops, it’s also about an on-going and growing network of past and future tiny house builders.  We’ve done this to help support the assembling of high quality tiny house resources for sharing within a safe on-line community.  Now that’s the spirit!!

Who: This workshop is suitable for the DIY-er.  These workshop is not intended as a professional development workshop for tradespeople wishing to branch out into tiny house building.  Please call Fred if this is your interest.

You’ve dreamed up an alternative way of living for yourself that values simplicity and celebrates freedom & creativity… so now get all that practical knowledge on building & living in a tiny house on wheels in Australia from someone who’s done it all before.

Take all 4!  You’ll be glad you did.

All Things Trailers

Saturday 28th October 2017, 9am - 12pm

Taking it Off-Grid for Tiny House Builders

Saturday 28th October 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Where to Put a Tiny House

Sunday 29th October 2017, 9am -12pm

How to Build a Tiny House

Sunday 29th October 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Further information: 

Individual workshops $75 each or take all 4 workshops for $255 (save $45).

Tea, coffee and water provided. BYO lunch and snacks. For further information go to Fred's Tiny Houses or book a place.

Feedback from past students: “Fred and Shannon are totally approachable and right down genuine about the joys and challenges of taking on this project. Touring their Tiny House and seeing them happily share the information with the audience […] made it so real!  It really transmitted the concept that Tiny House building and Tiny House living are totally possible dreams. Thank you for an informative and emotionally engaging session.”

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