Given the name of this podcast it’s perhaps unsurprising that Brooke and Ben often talk about the idea of creating a slow home – that is, a home that works for you, dependant on your lifestyle, circumstance and priorities. But, practically speaking, what does the home part of this actually look like? How does the idea of slow impact the spaces in which we spend so much of our down-time? Who better to talk about the design principles behind the Slow Home movement than architect, Amelia Lee!
Amelia is an architect based in the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland, who helps people create homes that support the life they want to live, rather than create houses that require a life-support in order to exist. Today she and Brooke talk about the philosophy of Slow Home design and why mindfulness and intention should be the cornerstones of the home we create.
They talk about Amelia’s personal journey towards intentional living and how a trip to Uganda proved the pivotal point for her in recognising the excess in her own life and society in general, as well as what that meant for her fast-growing architecture firm.
The idea of a Slow Home – one that is simple to live in and light on the environment – is something Amelia and Brooke discuss in depth, including ways you can incorporate the idea of a slow home in to both your current or any future home.
Head over to the blog for links to loads of resources mentioned in today’s episode as well as Amelia’s podcast, blog and social media.
- Full blog post over on Slow Your Home
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