Three in four Australian homeowners plan to decorate their digs in the next two years, and 41% plan to build an addition or renovate. Tapping into this national obsession, Houzz is a community of home renovators and professionals that's disrupting Australia's $30 billion DIY market.
By 2030, cities in China will house 1 billion people. To meet rocketing demand, the government plans to build 36 million affordable new homes. Spending on home improvement has increased, but people aren’t embracing DIY – they’re paying others to do it for them.
Rising house prices and a slow economy are moving home ownership beyond the reach of today's younger generations. In Berlin, one in ten new homes are constructed by Baugruppe (building groups). But what's the appeal of building your own home and community over buying a house?
Are Australians still beach mad? How is the face of the average Aussie changing? In our 2014 / 2015 cultural snapshot of Australia, we demystify cultural myths, shed light on the country’s economic outlook, and explore the emerging and established trends across eleven sectors.
As young Australians head for bright city lights, Melbourne has become the nation's fastest growing area. But how do their parents get them to visit home out in the sticks? A campaign by Victoria’s public transport operator V/Line let people guilt trip their kids into returning.