Today Tonight showcases NevHouse's pilot project for indigenous Australia

Today Tonight showcases NevHouse's pilot project for indigenous Australia

Winner of multiple Good Design Awards including Architecture and Sustainability - the NevHouse company is expanding its range to cover solutions for indigenous Australia. A pilot project is well underway and the community of Jilkminggan in the Northern Territory will be the location for the first structure. The research and assessment phase was completed in 2016, and the design stage was concluded in Q1 2017. To watch the full interview please click here.  

NevHouse moves into indigenous housing solutions for Australia

NevHouse moves into indigenous housing solutions for Australia

I an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daisy Dumas reports on the partnership between Sydney philanthropist and the Australian philanthrocapitalist organisation NevHouse and their mutual goal of reducing homelessness for indigenous people without adequate shelter. Following a site visit in Jilkminggan, Katherine where locals were consulted on their needs - a culturally sensitive design was created and the first structure is expected to be delivered in 2017. The pilot is expected to pave the way for more structures in more locations around Australia. To read the full article click here.

Griffith University engineering faculty studies NevHouse in Vanuatu

Griffith University engineering faculty studies NevHouse in Vanuatu

Engineering students from Australia's Griffith University visit Cyclone affected Vanuatu in order to study the structures erected by NevHouse in 2016. An entire community was re-built to Category 5 Cyclone rated standards using a recycled material based solution and a rapid deployment building model. A multi-year social impact study on the community built by NevHouse is also underway. To read the full article please click here.  

How Firewire's founder went from surfboards to sustainable houses

How Firewire's founder went from surfboards to sustainable houses

Dr. Gregory Bourne of The Inertia published the following article in January 2017 (excerpt as follows): 2016 saw the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP22). What is clear is that the imperative to educate, research, enhance understanding and communicate issues relating to sustainable development and climate change has never been more stark. And to that end, someone else was in Marrakesh speaking at COP22. That person is Nev Hyman, founder of Firewire Surfboards and now founder of NevHouse. To read the full article click here.

NevHouse presents at COP22 UN Climate Change Conference

NevHouse presents at COP22 UN Climate Change Conference

Very proud to announce Nev Hyman, founder of Nev House recently delivered a powerful key note speech at COP22 UN Climate Change conference in Marrakech. He spoke alongside other thought leaders including Professor Jeffrey Sachs, senior UN adviser and expert on climate change and sustainable development as well as Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The path to "House Humanity" requires sanctions and endorsements of the highest order - COP22 was the perfect event to deliver a moving and inspiring message about a game changing solution to turn the waste we throw away into homes, schools and clinics for nations in need.

NevHouse features on Sunrise TV

NevHouse features on Sunrise TV

Surf board shaping legend Nev Hyman is interviewed by Sunrise TV, aired nationally across Australia recently. Nev explains his philosophy about taking the plastic waste that we throw away and turning it into low cost structures for nations in need. The demand for NevHouse product has been meteoric as more and more countries realise the economic, environmental and often political benefits of low cost rapidly deployable homes, schools and medical clinics. Click here to watch the interview

NevHouse featured in Hong Kong Magazine "Today's Living"

NevHouse featured in Hong Kong Magazine "Today's Living"

Today's Living wrote the following: Clever, creative and extremely compassionate, Australia NevHouse collects recycled plastic and otehr waste material and uses them to create cyclone rated affordable homes, schools and medical clinics designed to meet the needs of indigenous populations. To download the magazine: please click here.

Making plastic sexy and other green schemes

Swellnet recently drew parallels to some of the trends being set by industry surfing legends such as Kelly Slater and Nev Hyman. Environmental responsibility has found its way into cutting edge brands such as Firewire, Quiksilver and O’Neill. Stu Nettle of Swellnet writes “these days a swag of companies make boardshorts from post-consumer recycled plastic – no scary quotation marks necessary. And the strategy appears as much to do with economics as marketing. As Nev Hyman recently told Swellnet, “Plastic isn't a waste, it's a resource. But you've gotta turn it into something that's really sexy for people to be bothered collecting the waste and recycling it.” To read the full article click here.

Austrade gets behind NevHouse

Austrade gets behind NevHouse

In an article by Austrade which is part of the Australian Trade and Investment Committee, Myles Gough posts his interview with Founder of NevHouse - surfing icon Nev Hyman. Myles states 'from surfboards to sustainable shelters, Nev Hyman's latest is providing safe, affordable housing to some of the world's most vulnerable people. His low-cost houses are cyclone-proof, built from recycled plastic and waste materials, and can be deployed to remote communities in a matter of weeks'. To read the full article click here 

NevHouse victorious at the Australian Good Design Awards

NevHouse victorious at the Australian Good Design Awards

In an article published by ArchitectureAU, Louisa Wright states “The Good Design Award for Sustainability, one of two main awards, went to Nev House, a cyclone-resistant prefabricated shelter for remote communities in Vanuatu. Conceived by entrepreneur Nev Hyman and designed by Sydney-based architect Ken McBryde, a principal at Hassell, the buildings act as affordable homes, schools and medical clinics, and are made from recycled plastic and other waste products. NevHouse was also awarded Best in Category for Architectural Design – Commercial and Residential Architecture”. Read the full article here.

Good Design Awards celebrates NevHouse "Australian idea, international solution".

For Nev Hyman, Firewire surfboards is no longer a professional focus. While he still designs by request for the company he created, he’d rather let (new owner) Kelly Slater, Tomo, Jon Pyzel and the rest of the gang handle things while he focuses on building strong, resilient homes for weather-devastated countries. And, fair enough. To read the full article written by Elliot Struck of STAB click here.

NevHouse makes a clean sweep at the Australian Good Design Awards

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NevHouse makes a clean sweep at the Australian Good Design Awards

The following is taken from NevHouse's entry into the architectural category of the Australian Good Design Awards. "This initial community development project in Vanuatu can be scaled to support the long term sustainable development objectives for the rebuild of Vanuatu. This includes the provision of more than 5,000 classrooms, medical clinics and houses over an agreed period – and also includes NevHouse working with local people to enable them to become skilled and trained in assembling these structures. There is also a feasibility study to be undertaken on the establishment of a waste management and manufacturing facility in Vanuatu – to address the plastic waste problem and provide employment and other skills for the people living in Vanuatu". To see the full entry on the Good Design Awards website click here.

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Wave of praise for Vanuatu's cyclone-resistant shelters

Wave of praise for Vanuatu's cyclone-resistant shelters

On May 19th, the Sydney Morning Herald wrote “Respected Australian surfboard designer Nev Hyman and architect Ken McBryde, of leading design house HASSELL, have collaborated to create a series of cyclone-resistant shelters for remote Vanuatu communities decimated by Cyclone Pam in March 2015.

The shelters, which were based around an initial prototype called NevHouse, utilise recycled plastic and laminated veneer lumber to realise their distinctive design featuring high-pitched roofs, large overhangs and floor-to-ceiling louvres for maximum ventilation in tropical environments. The buildings take only five days to construct and are designed to withstand a category-five cyclone. To read the full article click here.

The NevHouse: Recycled Cyclone Proof Homes

The NevHouse: Recycled Cyclone Proof Homes

Wendy Griffin, in a blog titled written for Recycled Nation wrote the following:  we all know that plastic waste is a real problem. As information about things like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, one of the largest collections of mostly plastic marine debris, are reported the magnitude of the situation seems overwhelming. Everyone holds some responsibility: manufacturers of single-use plastics and the consumers of these products. According to Brita, the water filtration company, Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year and this is just one example. There are many people doing what they can to combat plastic waste, from reducing their own plastic use like activist Beth Terry to making products out of plastic waste like Terra Cycle. Another truly inspirational individual doing his part to combat this waste is Nev Hyman.

Nev Hyman is an Australian surfboard shaper (note: a surfboard shaper is someone who builds and designs surfboards by hand or, more recently, via a software program on his laptop) who is famous for designing surfboards for world champions and continues to design boards for Firewire, the company he founded, teamriders. He has seen many of the world’s most beautiful surfing venues and, as he began to notice more plastic waste in the oceans, he decided to do something about it. To read the full article click here.

NevHouse sustainable development in Vanuatu post Cyclone Pam

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.  Click here to view.

Minister of Health wants nurse in first NevHouse Clinic

Minister of Health wants nurse in first NevHouse Clinic

In an article published by the Vanuatu Daily on May 4th, it is claimed that the Minister of Health, Toara Daniel, has announced following his visit inside the house with the Director General, George Taleo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trades, Commerce, Tourism and Industry, Joe Natuman, Minister of Infrastructure Jotham Napat, Minister of Internal Affairs Alfred Moah and other government dignities. The tour was led by members of the NevHouse. Minister Daniel said he will negotiate with Dr Robert Vocor and the management of Lenakel Hospital to make sure a nurse is recruited. Read the full article here.

 

Disaster Housing Solution for Cyclone Ravaged Tanna

Disaster Housing Solution for Cyclone Ravaged Tanna

In an article published by the Vanuatu Daily on May 3rd 2016, Anita Roberts writes “Communities on Tanna that bore the brunt of cyclone Pam last year were the first in the south pacific to have been delivered with an innovative housing solution pioneered by Australia’s NevHouse Company. Under agreement with the Vanuatu Government, the company has been constructing affordable, cyclone-proof houses to meet the lifestyle needs of the people, by replacing the semi- permanent buildings in any future cyclone. Pioneered by the Australian surfing entrepreneur Nev Hyman, NevHouse company recycles plastic and wood into a sturdy composite building product”. To read the full article click here.

Australian duo create cyclone proof buildings in Vanuatu

Australian duo create cyclone proof buildings in Vanuatu

On the 1st May 2016, Lisa Martin of AAP states "The smiles and joyful bouncing of 1200 tribal dancers on Tanna Island in Vanuatu conceal a devastating daily reality. They’re chanting, clapping and stomping across the black volcanic sand and grass, creating a human drum beat that reverberates to the core. It’s like being inside a human heart. At its centre is Australian Nev Hyman who appears slightly overdressed in shorts and a shirt ... The buildings, which can be erected in five days, also have solar power. When the next cyclone rolls in, the buildings in this project’s first phase will be able to protect 1000 people. In the meantime they will be used as classrooms and a medical clinic.

Read the full article here. 

 

Media coverage of NevHouse in Vanuatu

Media coverage of NevHouse in Vanuatu

In a video posted by the Telegraph in Australia on the 30th April it is stated that NevHouse are seeking backing from the Australian and Vanuatu Governments to continue providing Vanuatu locals with low cost category five cyclone proof homes in the wake of Cyclone Pam. Watch the video here.