My Miele dishwasher won’t turn on

miele dishwasher won't start

There is nothing more frustrating than pressing start on the dishwasher and nothing happens. If your Miele dishwasher won’t turn on, here are our top tips for things to do before you consider it broken and needing repair or replacement.  Steps to take if a Miele dishwasher won’t turn on One of the most common … Read more

Thinking of chopping down trees this Christmas? Sustainable Christmas tree ideas

sustainable christmas tree

Thinking of chopping down trees for Christmas?  Here are our top sustainable Christmas tree ideas for you to consider as alternatives. Sustainable Christmas tree ideas Think laterally about your Christmas tree this year, but only if you need to replace it. There are multiple different ways to source an eco-friendly Christmas tree, including renting, recycling … Read more

Sustainable baby clothes we love

sustainable baby clothes

The perfect purchase for a baby is sustainable baby clothes that will be soft and safe for your baby’s skin. I love buying baby clothes as they are so cute. If there was ever anything that should be called fast fashion, baby clothes are it. Our children grew out of them faster than you could … Read more

5 eco friendly insulation materials to use

eco friendly insulation

The basic ethos of a passive house is to ensure that heat is not lost and to do that it needs to be airtight. This requires quality insulation but what is the most eco friendly insulation material to use? There are lots of natural insulation materials for homes, here are five options that we are … Read more

Is cotton sustainable?

is cotton sustainable

We use cotton daily – it is the fabric of our clothes, t-shirts and jeans, cotton balls are used to clean off makeup, we sleep in cotton sheets, we dry our dishes with cotton cloths – but how often do we ask the question ‘is cotton sustainable’? Where is cotton grown? Around 75% of the … Read more

EcoFlow battery: the world’s first portable home battery

ecoflow battery

The EcoFlow battery is the world’s first portable home battery that can provide your home with backup power or even complete independence from national supply when combined with solar panel arrays.  EcoFlow battery products have raised over $16 million dollars on Kickstarter in the last few years and this ‘little giant’ tech is also backed … Read more

Lease solar panels

lease solar panels

It seems like a great idea to lease solar panels and save yourself the cost of having to outlay the full amount to buy them, but is it such a great bargain? Leasing solar panels ties you into a long term contract, typically for twenty to twenty five years. This can impact the sale of … Read more