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NevHouse awarded top honours by HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York

NevHouse awarded top honours by HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York

The Pitch@Palace entrepreneurs award is the most coveted prize pursued by socially driven “for profit” enterprises all over the world. NevHouse has won the highest award, chosen from over 25,000 businesses world-wide. The vote was cast by 300 esteemed dignitaries and industry leaders from around the world, each had received a personal invitation to come to St James Palace in London to watch the best of the best deliver a 3 minute pitch, and after watching every pitch - to cast their vote. A huge thanks from NevHouse to HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York for providing NevHouse with validation and a global network of credible contacts.

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.

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 

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.

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. 

 

NevHouse a safety option for Vanuatu in a storm

NevHouse a safety option for Vanuatu in a storm

In an article published in Vanuatu's Independent paper by Richard M. Nanua, it was stated that NevHouse is guaranteed to save lives during level five cyclones. Mr. Nanua reported that last week a senior government delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman along with NevHouse dignitaries, journalists and more than 2,000 people of Tanna witnessed the opening of the project worth more than $1.5 million Australian at Imarapu and Enkatalei villages. The ceremony also brought together different custom tribes who will directly benefit from this historic project including Kasarumine, Nakusimine, Tumahmine and Nimalkangmine tribes. Read the full article here.

 

How Gold Coast surf legend Nev Hyman’s passion for conservation sparked an affordable housing revolution.

How Gold Coast surf legend Nev Hyman’s passion for conservation sparked an affordable housing revolution.

In a recent edition of the Mercedes magazine, Sam Cleveland describes how NevHouse came about. He states that Nev Hyman whose companies Nev Future Shapes and Firewire Surfboards literally changed the way surfboards are made worldwide – is back in the news at the head of a bold new enterprise called Nev House.  The company recycles plastic waste to create durable, affordable flatpack housing, ideal for developing nations or disaster relief (they’re erected or dismantled in five days). To Australian sensibilities, the NevHouse looks like a groovy beach cabin, but to the poor of the developing world, the innovative structures represent dignity, hygiene and protection from the elements. They’re modular too – meaning everything from homes to community halls can be assembled from the same components. “Diverting waste from landfill, off the streets and out of rivers and turning it into houses for the poor is a very compelling story that’s captured imaginations,” says Hyman. Read the full article here.