RECENT MEDIA ...

Creating flat-pack, cyclone-proof housing for vulnerable Pacific nations

In a report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Mark Solomon, the rich history of NevHouse is uncovered and plans to deliver homes, clinics and schools to the cyclone ravaged nation of Vanuatu are unveiled. Watch the 730 report to see the whole story including interviews with lead Architect Ken McBryde, Founder Nev Hyman and Senior Policy Advisor to the Vanuatu Government Mr. Paul Nalau.  

NevHouse sustainable development in Vanuatu post Cyclone Pam

Channel 9’s Emma O’Rourke reports on an initiative by NevHouse to deliver hope and homes to people on remote Tanna Island, in Vanuatu.  In an interview, the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop stated “the people of Vanuatu have been through a very devastating experience”. Founder Nev Hyman explains how NevHouse is taking plastic out of the environment and using it to create panels for the homes.


RECENT AWARDS ...

NevHouse wins two awards at the Australian Good Design Awards in 2016 taking out top honours in both the Sustainability and Architecture categories   

NevHouse is proud to announce a clean sweep in the most prestigious categories at the annual Australian Good Design awards ceremony. Its approach to sustainable community development which makes a positive impact on housing, education, health, employment and the economy was also recognised in the social innovation category. 


RECENT ACTIVITY...

Papua New Guinea. The NevHouse team has spent considerable time in Papua New Guinea securing acceptance from government ministers, departments, land owner groups and clan leaders. Our standard preliminary research and assessment stages were commenced which lead to tailor made homes being engineered and designed and then built and tested in Australia. All of the moving parts required to mobilize the NevHouse solution in Papua New Guinea has been setup. The video below that shows the amazing foundation laid by NevHouse using our grass roots approach on the Island of Lihir where our solution has been accepted by the local community and our team have been welcomed as family.

 
 

Vanuatu. NevHouse visited Vanuatu the same month Cyclone Pam swept through devastating the entire nation and met with the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Housing Minister, Education Minister, Chief Architect and other dignitaries. Social research was undertaken immediately to assess the solution required to re-build homes, schools and medical clinics throughout the nation. Following presentations to the Prime Minister and various Cabinet Ministers NevHouse received a mandate to supply homes, primary schools, secondary schools and medical clinics as part of a national re-build program. At present NevHouse is re-building a community on Tanna Island which was completely wiped out by Cyclone Pam starting with the building of a number of category 5 cyclone rated community houses. The video below shows another project on Mataso Island which NevHouse is preparing to re-build.   

 
 

OUR STORY ...

Below: an article on the NevHouse story featured in the Mercedes Magazine in Australia