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2017 Christmas Retreat

Just prior to the closing up for the year, the whole office piled into a convoy of 4WDs for our annual Christmas retreat.  We headed to Noosa North Shore this year and got some great photos from it; hit the title to check ’em out!

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Julia Creek Sneak Peek

Work is progressing with our Julia Creek Aerodrome project, and we are getting some gorgeous photos out of it! They are just too good to keep to ourselves so enjoy this sneak peak of the project now. More details to come, watch this space.

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Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Parts for Mount Emerald Wind Farm’s giant new wind turbines have started arriving – and they are enormous. Each blade weighs 16 tonnes and is 57 meters long. Once constructed they will be the biggest wind turbines ever seen in Queensland, with the 37 tallest towers standing 90m tall – that’s excluding the additional height of the 57m blades. 16 slightly smaller turbines are also planned (though it is hard to attribute the word ‘small’ to any of these structures) which still stand 84m.

These monolithic wind turbines are part of a $380M project by Ratch Australia. The 53 Turbines will generate an estimated 500-600 GWh per annum. Over its lifetime the project will create 150-200 jobs and will power up to 1/3 of Far North Queensland.  The completed farm will reduce C02-e emissions by roughly 450,000 tonnes a year. For more info check out The Urban Developer article, or the Mt Emerald Wind Farm Website.

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Kasita – the ‘iPhone of Housing’

Tiny homes have never been more tempting.

Living in a small home shouldn’t require you to give up the comforts of traditional housing – that’s the idea that Kasita is built on. If anyone understands small scale living, it’s company CEO Jeff Wilson – who lived in a 33 sq. ft. dumpster for a year in order to better understand the limits of habitable space.  The result incorporates all the comforts you might expect to relinquish in a tiny home – a queen-sized bed, kitchen, shower and washing machine – in an airy, open-feeling space.

The real beauty of Kasita is its tech integration.  It is a house that acknowledges we live in a technology-saturated time, and is designed to maximise and streamline the integration of a wide range of systems. The Kasita team developed special software that allows hundreds of pieces of technology that are normally incompatible to ‘speak’ to each other and operate together in a single system.  In its 30.2 square meters, Kasita integrates all the latest technology seamlessly into your living space; the entire home can be controlled by app or voice activation including lighting, audio, and home security.

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