Spread The Word

The Bower has received much media interest since we began in 1998 and not just in sustainable circles!

If you want to jump on the band wagon and promote a worthy cause that’s also fun, rewarding, enjoyable and very easy on the eye, please contact us.

ABC Radio National – Life Matters (2016)
Ellen Fanning (host) discusses the tiny house movement and The Bower’s Tiny House with Guido Verbist (The Bower) and David Wooldridge (Tiny Homes Foundation Australia). You can listen to the interview here.

Notice of Motion: Jo Haylen MP, NSW Parliament (2016)
Jo Haylen MP, State Member for Summer Hill in NSW Parliament, recognised The Bower and Mums 4 Refugees’ ‘From House to Home’ project via a Notice of Motion on 2 June 2016.

Radio Skid Row – Smoko La Pause Cafe: From House to Home (2016)
An interview between Squizzy Rider (Radio Skid Row) and Guido Verbist (The Bower) discussing the ‘From House to Home’ project, whereby The Bower provides furniture and household goods to asylum seekers. You can listen to the interview here.

NewsCorp: Zero Waste (2016)
The Bower was thrilled to be invited by NewsCorp’s 1 Degree Environmental Initiative to talk about Zero Waste. We are showcased here alongside other well-known organisations such as OzHarvest, Mobile Muster and Planet Ark.


ABC 702 Radio ‘Mornings with Linda Mottram’ (2015)
On 24 September 2015, The Bower hosted ABC 702 Mornings for a live broadcast showcasing the work of the Repair Cafe. You can listen to the broadcast here.

Better Homes & Gardens $500 Challenge (2014)
See Jason find treasures at The Bower in the $500 challenge to makeover a family garden space. 

Save the Lamp! How The Bower saves electrical items from landfill
This little video series gives an insight into how The Bower helps to stop items going to landfill.

How Repair Cafes Work
Find out more about how a Repair Cafe operates with this inside look at an Amsterdam Repair Cafe.

Take a look inside The Bower……



2016 Media Coverage

Domain (Sydney Morning Herald): Tiny Houses and The Bower
NSW Department of Environment: The Bower Wins at the Green Globe Awards 2016
GQ Magazine: What Australia can learn from Sweden’s new fix-it laws mentioning The Bower
Parramatta Advertiser: Feature article for the grand opening of The Bower in Parramatta
SBS Online: ‘From House to Home’ campaign to furnish homes for asylum seekers
Green Villages Online: Feature article: The power of The Bower
Daily Telegraph News Local: The Bower’s weekly Repair Cafe
Inner West Courier: The Bower’s weekly Repair Cafe
Inner West Courier: ‘From House to Home’ campaign to furnish homes for asylum seekers
Community Recycling Network: ‘From House to Home campaign to furnish homes for asylum seekers
Grass Roots Magazine: Feature article: The Bower
Valley News: The Bower Repair Cafe
Community Recycling Network: Tiny House Project

2015 Media Coverage
Recycled Interiors: The Bower’s 12 Days of Christmas
The Junk Map: The Bower
Valley News: The Bower’s Annual Auction
ABC 702 Radio ‘Mornings with Linda Mottram’: live broadcast from The Bower Repair Cafe
ABC News Online: ‘From Trash to Treasure’
Valley News: The Bower Collection & Rehoming Service
Green Room Sydney: Sydney’s 2nd Hand Bike Stores

2014 Media Coverage
ECOS Magazine: The Bower’s Repair Cafe
South Sydney Herald: About The Bower & The Repair Cafe
Inner West Courier: Repair Cafe Launch
The Living Room (CH10): About The Bower
The Conversation: The Bower Repair Cafe


2013 Media Coverage
Upcycle Studio: Top 5 Destinations for Sydney Upcyclers