Category Archives: Housing

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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Housing for Seniors

Own Home Housing for Seniors is a big issue in Australia at the moment.  The shortage of affordable housing all around the country is a talking point, and it is especially difficult for seniors, and one group that is most … Continue reading

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Where’s the Architect?

Was there an architect? In December last year, I moved into a unit and a seaside suburb north of Brisbane.  It is a two bedroom unit, with ensuite off the main bedroom, the main bathroom with shower over the bath, … Continue reading

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Forgotten Senior Solo Women

How can we improve the lives of Senior Solo Women, those who have no family or close friends? With modern technology surely something can be done.

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Happy International Women’s Day

Celebrations Here it is, IWD, and on this day I will not be celebrating.  My celebration will be tomorrow – though today I will be celebrating the life of a wonderful lady who was an inspiration to other women, working … Continue reading

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Ghost Cities of China

The Mystery of Ghost Cities Every now and then, the press publishes stories about the “ghost cities”  of China.  I have been in some of the areas where there are amazing building projects, but the number of residents is very … Continue reading

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First 24 Hours in D’Bay

First Day of 2019 My furniture and big boxes all arrived in Deception Bay, just after Christmas.  The unit looks chaotic – still, and I have a lot of work to do to sort it all out.  I am missing … Continue reading

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