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Aussie Airbnb host makes $5.3 million in a year

Aussie Airbnb host makes $5.3 million in a year

Anyone who suffers noisy and inconsiderate guests next door and hopes Airbnb will be regulated out of existence is probably wishing for too much. But the more hosts who jump on the Bnb wagon, the more the laws of supply and demand could force tariffs down to make it not (more…)

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NSW government moves to legislate on flammable cladding

NSW government moves to legislate on flammable cladding

The NSW government has taken moves to deal with the flammable cladding crisis. A bill introduced to parliament last week means that if any builders use unsafe building materials and found to have done it intentionally, they could face fines of up to $1millon. “These new laws will make it (more…)

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$350m flat tuned out

$350m flat tuned out

A local council has rejected plans by a  multimillionaire radio station owner to create the UK’s most expensive flat in a luxury development near Harrod’s in central London. Ashley Tabor, who owns Classic FM among other radio stations, applied to knock two properties in the luxury Knightsbridge Apartments together to (more…)

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For the man who has everything … except space

For the man who has everything … except space

It’s the drinking man’s interior design must-have – an old steamer trunk converted into a minibar. Jamie Thomson dons his smoking jacket to give us a tour of the latest trend in domestic drink dispensing. Ah, steamer trunks – redolent of the golden age of sea travel, when itineraries were measured (more…)

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Cat rescued from gas bottle blaze

Cat rescued from gas bottle blaze

An adjoining apartment was set on fire when a gas bottle exploded in the driveway of a block of units in Melbourne. A man who suffered burns to his face and hands was said to be in a stable condition at The Alfred Hospital after the explosion in Hughenden Road, (more…)

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Google ‘holds council to ransom’ over housing

Google ‘holds council to ransom’ over housing

Google – the search engine giant without whom we would all be lost – is holding a local council to ransom over a housing development, according to reports. The tech giant wants to build a massive new campus in the North Bayshore area of Mountain View, a city in Silicon (more…)

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Five amazing facts about timber apartments (yes, really!)

Five amazing facts about timber apartments (yes, really!)

When we a right in the middle of a national panic attack over flammable cladding on high-rises, you’d be forgiven for thinking that timber apartment buildings were the last thing we needed. Surely you need concrete and steel to build high rise buildings, you say. Not so, Cross Laminated Timber (Crosslam) (more…)

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Free flat in Pyongyang … terms & conditions apply

Free flat in Pyongyang … terms & conditions apply

Ever wondered what it must be like to live in a North Korean apartment block? It’s something worth considering, given that they might be blown off the planet in a gust of Trumpian hubris, any day now. Well, our spies tell us it’s just like living here – only 50 (more…)

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Monopoly builds fun into the high-rise game

Monopoly builds fun into the high-rise game

Ever fancied yourself as a multi-storey apartment block developer? Monopoly, the oldest property board game in the world, has moved into high-rises (they call them skyscrapers but we know what they mean). Now you know what to get Meriton boss Harry Triguboff for Christmas. Winning Moves Australia is stocking up with (more…)

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Calm down when it comes to cladding – insurer

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Calm down when it comes to cladding – insurer

As the panic over dangerous inflammable cladding spreads like a bushfire, one of the country’s top strata insurance companies has come up with a course of action for worried owners. Check your documents, then put safety measures in place if you have flammable cladding, is the message from one of (more…)

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