I'm in Brisbane, Australia and agree completely. My fridge is tiny, my washing dries in on a rack in a spare room before I get home from work, window blinds + block outs are a must and you have to have a decent fan in each room. If I had the cash I would have installed smart glass for heat, uv and noise protection. While we are classed as sub-tropic, we have just come out of a 10 year drought (with a nice big flood thank you very much - not fun). During the drought, our local council sent out 4 min egg timers to stick in the shower, watering the lawn & washing the car with a garden hose was completely banned and water tanks for rain water and roof insulation were subsidised by the government. Water restrictions are somewhate relaxed now, but we are so used to conserving this precisious resource it's second nature!
Cultural Exchange: Lessons to Learn from Australian Homes
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