Category Archives: Housing

Living in a Box

Is it Your Wish to be Living in a Box? Some 20 years ago, a friend of mine moved into “public housing”.  I thought it was like “living in a box”.  She was slightly disabled, 55 years of age, and … Continue reading

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A Tenant’s Nightmare

I have to find a new home again. Housing in Australia is unaffordable if one is looking in the rental market to find their “home sweet home”, and one doesn’t have a lot of funds in the bank.
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Builders’ Profit over Quality

What’s Happening in the Building Industry? I did a bit of a rant in my post yesterday when I really set out to write different material.  It is not my intention to remove the post but will continue with what … Continue reading

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Housing in Australia – its not just the Shortage

Housing in Australia – It’s not just the Shortage We certainly have a problem in Australia with housing.  It is not just that there is a major shortage of homes, with increasing homelessness and problems with affordability.  It is the … Continue reading

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Talk on Co-housing

I was invited to speak on co-housing for senior solo women at the Relaxation Centre. Continue reading

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The Neglect of Australia’s Seniors

Who Cares? I am really concerned about the neglect of Australia’s Seniors.  I am disappointed with the way Australians treat their senior citizens.  “Old people” seem to be isolated, ignored, neglected and not respected.  It appears to be across the … Continue reading

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Poor Building Standards for Rentals

Poor Building Standards For a number of years, I have lamented on the poor building standards, especially for properties that are destined for the rental market.  I’ve often used the saying “near enough is good enough”.  Too many builders are … Continue reading

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Is a Tiny House Suitable for a Senior?

What is a Tiny House? I am not convinced that tiny houses are suitable for seniors. What are they? There are several definitions of a tiny house – they are generally small transportable/temporary houses, that are sometimes seen as the … Continue reading

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Poverty – A World Problem

Poverty – A World Problem The statistics on poverty around the world are horrific to read.  While I accept that it is a World Problem, it is also a major problem in Australia.  It is the latter that I wish … Continue reading

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OWN – Older Women’s Network

The Older Women’s Network is focusing on the issues of senior women – looking at helping this cohort have happy and safe lives.
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