For six years Jono the orangutan was locked in a tiny cage, now he’s nearly free

For six years Jono the orangutan was locked in a tiny cage, now he’s nearly free

Posted May 09, 2018 16:07:09 Photo: Close up of Jono in his new temporary cage at the Orangutan Foundation International (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) It’s 4:00am at an animal shelter deep in Jakarta’s suburbs, and a small team moves quickly through the night, following a tiny circle of light shone …

Records squashed as tiny town Collector hosts sell-out pumpkin festival

Records squashed as tiny town Collector hosts sell-out pumpkin festival

Updated May 07, 2018 18:52:00 Related Story: Riverland record smashed by pumpkin Record-breaking crowds have squashed into the tiny town of Collector, north-east of Canberra, for its annual pumpkin festival. The 300 residents hosted over 16,000 visitors to the weekend festival, which is the peak fundraising event on Collector’s calendar. …

Records squashed as tiny town Collector hosts sell-out pumpkin festival

Records squashed as tiny town Collector hosts sell-out pumpkin festival

Posted May 07, 2018 16:06:33 Photo: Festival stalwart “Pumpkin Joe” was just one of the thousands in attendance. (ABC Canberra: Michael Black) Related Story: Riverland record smashed by pumpkin Record-breaking crowds have squashed into the tiny town of Collector, north-east of Canberra, for its annual pumpkin festival. The 300 residents …

Victorian volunteers with 1,000 Hollows Project band together to make nest boxes for tiny homeless animals

Victorian volunteers with 1,000 Hollows Project band together to make nest boxes for tiny homeless animals

Updated May 04, 2018 12:01:53 Photo: Carnivorous marsupials are slowly losing their habitat because of fire and land clearing (ABC News: Connie Agius) Tiny native marsupials at risk because of land clearing are getting new homes thanks to an army of Victorian volunteers. The 1,000 Hollows Project — one of …

The tiny town of Manna Hill has a population of six, but that changes on Anzac Day

The tiny town of Manna Hill has a population of six, but that changes on Anzac Day

Posted April 25, 2018 16:58:13 Photo: Local grazier Jim Treloar’s great-great-uncle served at Beersheba. (ABC News: Sofie Wainwright) Hosting the only dawn service for 280 kilometres, the tiny South Australian country town of Manna Hill gets a tenfold population boost every Anzac Day, thanks to an influx of people paying …

‘Micro lot’ housing developers entice buyers to tiny house blocks in Perth suburb of Ellenbrook

‘Micro lot’ housing developers entice buyers to tiny house blocks in Perth suburb of Ellenbrook

Posted April 11, 2018 12:59:55 Photo: The pilot project in Ellenbrook features 11 micro lots, starting at $300,000. (ABC News: Leigh McDonald) Could you live on a block that’s smaller than three shipping containers put together? Or a block just slightly bigger than an AFL goal square? That is the …

Self-sufficiency amid tiny town’s calm anarchy a source of strength when disaster strikes

Self-sufficiency amid tiny town’s calm anarchy a source of strength when disaster strikes

Posted March 29, 2018 08:00:24 Photo: Wagait Beach is a 120km journey by car from Darwin or a 10-minute ride by ferry. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) Perched on the north-eastern tip of the Cox Peninsula, Wagait Beach can seem very isolated or not isolated at all, depending on how …

Tiny homes made from shipping containers could ease Tasmania’s housing woes

Tiny homes made from shipping containers could ease Tasmania’s housing woes

Posted March 27, 2018 18:31:52 Photo: The shipping container to tiny house conversion team stand outside their work (ABC News: Laura Beavis) A year-long volunteer project to convert a shipping container into a one-bedroom home has left Gerryd Bogie struggling to describe how the experience has affected him. “I loved …

Mountain bike-led recovery on track for Tasmania’s tiny town of Maydena

Mountain bike-led recovery on track for Tasmania’s tiny town of Maydena

Updated March 09, 2018 07:43:39 Video: Mountain bikers crash on Tasmanian trails, vision courtesy Jervis Goodsell (ABC News) Related Story: What happens when a rural town becomes the mountain bike capital of Australia? Tasmania’s newest mountain bike park has been creating a buzz amongst thrill-seekers around the country, with some …

Tiny houses up for sale for, thanks to Australian charity tackling homelessness

Tiny houses up for sale for, thanks to Australian charity tackling homelessness

Posted March 22, 2018 06:42:52 Photo: Profits from the sale of the houses will go to fund the children’s Kids Under Cover. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Would you buy a trendy micro-home with a starting price tag of $120,000? The tiny house movement has inspired lifestyle shows and social media …