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The Pitch@Palace entrepreneurs award is the most coveted prize pursued by socially driven “for profit” enterprises all over the world. NevHouse has won the highest award, chosen from over 25,000 businesses world-wide. The vote was cast by 300 esteemed dignitaries and industry leaders from around the world, each had received a personal invitation to come to St James Palace in London to watch the best of the best deliver a 3 minute pitch, and after watching every pitch – to cast their vote. A huge thanks from NevHouse to HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York for providing NevHouse with validation and a global network of credible contacts.

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An Aussie surfer has truly won a royal seal of approval for his business that turns plastic rubbish into homes. Nev Hyman from NevHouse won Prince Andrew's "Pitch at Palace" program chosen from 25,000 applicants as entrepeneur of the year. Download the 7 News app: Royal Family #7News

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I an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daisy Dumas reports on the partnership between Sydney philanthropist and the Australian philanthrocapitalist organisation NevHouse and their mutual goal of reducing homelessness for indigenous people without adequate shelter. Following a site visit in Jilkminggan, Katherine where locals were consulted on their needs – a culturally sensitive design was created and the first structure is expected to be delivered in 2017. The pilot is expected to pave the way for more structures in more locations around Australia. To read the full article click here.

Engineering students from Australia’s Griffith University visit Cyclone affected Vanuatu in order to study the structures erected by NevHouse in 2016. An entire community was re-built to Category 5 Cyclone rated standards using a recycled material based solution and a rapid deployment building model. A multi-year social impact study on the community built by NevHouse is also underway. To read the full article please click here.

Dr. Gregory Bourne of The Inertia published the following article in January 2017 (excerpt as follows): 2016 saw the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP22). What is clear is that the imperative to educate, research, enhance understanding and communicate issues relating to sustainable development and climate change has never been more stark. And to that end, someone else was in Marrakesh speaking at COP22. That person is Nev Hyman, founder of Firewire Surfboards and now founder of NevHouse. To read the full article click here.

Very proud to announce Nev Hyman, founder of Nev House recently delivered a powerful key note speech at COP22 UN Climate Change conference in Marrakech. He spoke alongside other thought leaders including Professor Jeffrey Sachs, senior UN adviser and expert on climate change and sustainable development as well as Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The path to “House Humanity” requires sanctions and endorsements of the highest order – COP22 was the perfect event to deliver a moving and inspiring message about a game changing solution to turn the waste we throw away into homes, schools and clinics for nations in need.

In an article by Austrade which is part of the Australian Trade and Investment Committee, Myles Gough posts his interview with Founder of NevHouse – surfing icon Nev Hyman. Myles states ‘from surfboards to sustainable shelters, Nev Hyman’s latest is providing safe, affordable housing to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. His low-cost houses are cyclone-proof, built from recycled plastic and waste materials, and can be deployed to remote communities in a matter of weeks’. To read the full article click here

In an article published by ArchitectureAU, Louisa Wright states “The Good Design Award for Sustainability, one of two main awards, went to Nev House, a cyclone-resistant prefabricated shelter for remote communities in Vanuatu. Conceived by entrepreneur Nev Hyman and designed by Sydney-based architect Ken McBryde, a principal at Hassell, the buildings act as affordable homes, schools and medical clinics, and are made from recycled plastic and other waste products. NevHouse was also awarded Best in Category for Architectural Design – Commercial and Residential Architecture”. Read the full article here.

For Nev Hyman, Firewire surfboards is no longer a professional focus. While he still designs by request for the company he created, he’d rather let (new owner) Kelly Slater, Tomo, Jon Pyzel and the rest of the gang handle things while he focuses on building strong, resilient homes for weather-devastated countries. And, fair enough. To read the full article written by Elliot Struck of STAB click here.

The following is taken from NevHouse’s entry into the architectural category of the Australian Good Design Awards. “This initial community development project in Vanuatu can be scaled to support the long term sustainable development objectives for the rebuild of Vanuatu. This includes the provision of more than 5,000 classrooms, medical clinics and houses over an agreed period – and also includes NevHouse working with local people to enable them to become skilled and trained in assembling these structures. There is also a feasibility study to be undertaken on the establishment of a waste management and manufacturing facility in Vanuatu – to address the plastic waste problem and provide employment and other skills for the people living in Vanuatu”. To see the full entry on the Good Design Awards website click here.