Property Lifestyle Articles in South Africa

Plumbing rainwater into your house allows you to flush toilets, wash clothes and shower or bath without the worry of municipal water-shedding.


Adding alternative water preservation systems to your home will not only guarantee you a quality life, but also increase your property’s market value.


Not only does greywater reduce water consumption, it also acts like a pest repellent and source of nutrients for various plants in the garden.


Making simple behavioural changes like turning off the tap while brushing your teeth will not only save water but cut down your bill too. Get tips...


The main obstacle for homeowners is the initial cost of up to around R300k, but you could start with a system at less than R20k and build on it...


Enjoy a delicious braai and help take care of the environment with these nifty eco-friendly braai alternatives...


Don’t be left in a vulnerable position when the power goes out. Protect your home with a range of affordable and eco-friendly security solutions...


Integrating the heat retention cooker into your everyday life is one way of saving energy and cutting down on your electricity or gas bill.


Don’t let load shedding interrupt your study, work or meal time. Here’s a range of smaller, affordable load shedding gadgets you can rely on...


Going off the grid is what many would like to do, which could cost around R150k for an average home, but there are less expensive ways to start...


Before you rush out and buy an electric heater, consider some of these eco-friendly options for keeping your home snug and warm this winter.


Solar floodlights are an increasingly popular choice of outdoor lighting. They're affordable, easy to install and will save you money...


Why pay for lighting when you can make use of what Mother Nature provides for free? Here are effective ways to fill a home with natural light...


Don’t allow load shedding to stop you from enjoying your evenings. Light up your nights with these easy to use, inexpensive solar lights...


It’s important to consider the energy performance of your windows and doors in order to maximise your home’s energy efficiency and save money.


Investing in alternative ways to power our homes and offices has become a necessity, but doesn't have to break the bank. Here's how...


Are you planning to renovate your kitchen, or install a new one entirely? Here are a few tips to consider when designing a green kitchen...


Water shortages are especially evident this time of the year, so homeowners should be doing everything they can to cut usage. Here’s how...


Load shedding has plunged much of South Africa into a dark stillness recently. Here are devices to keep you connected when the power goes down...


Switching your office and home light bulbs is the first step towards living green. Here are the differences between the various globes available...


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