Ideas For Your Backyard In The Winter!

Just because there’s snow on the ground and low temperatures outside, doesn’t mean that your backyard has to be ignored this Winter!

Here are a few ideas to heat up your outdoor living space, just in time for the holidays!

Outdoor Fireplace:

Bring on the heat! This is probably the easiest way to be able to enjoy the outdoors while staying cozy beside the fire! Other options include heat lamps or a simple fire pit!

Patio Roof

Imagine a nice cup of tea in the morning, sitting at your favourite patio set that you enjoy during the summer months! All you will need is a little roof cover to stop the snow and ice from falling – Can be used in the summer as well!

Cozy Chair Coverings & Accessories 

Keep warm by adding weather-resistant rugs, blankets and pillows to your patio set!

Colourful & Winter Blooming Plants

Flowers aren’t only for spring & summer! There are certain plants that bloom in the winter! Such as pansies, Japanese quince, dogwood and heather are all very popular!

Outdoor Grilling

Don’t let the snow stop you! Invite your friends over for a winter BBQ feast! Think hearty veggies and meats that will warm you right up!


With shorter days and longer, cold nights – lighting is key! Think string lights, solar lights or even candles to brighten up your outdoor space!

Get Active Outdoors!

How fun is your very own skating rink?! Other ways to actively use your backyard space could be a sledding track, snowmen and snow angels… The list is endless and the kids will love it!


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Airbnb will Start “Designing” Houses in 2019

Airbnb’s founders are launching a new initiative called Backyard, “an endeavour to design and prototype new ways of building and sharing homes” says chief product office and cofounder Joe Gebbia.






After successfully creating a global network of more than 5 million homes, castles and treehouses for rent, their business is worth an estimated $38 billion! The goal is to become not just the company that provides the housing but the company that provides the houses.

The first wave of test units will be going public in 2019. Small prefabricated dwellings could be in the roadmap, but so are green building materials, standalone houses, and multi-unit complexes. Gebbia says there is a moral imperative to ensure that new homes are designed well, with a small environmental footprint. The spaces will be designed to be shared, from the ground up. It means creating spaces that evolve and reconfigure to the occupant’s changing needs (Think walk in-closets that expand out of flat walls, and beds that can drop down from the ceiling on a whim).

Gebbia says “It’s too early to say,” how much a Backyard house will cost, but based on his comments and the looks of Airbnb’s models, it seems likely that Backyard will be a housing system that can be tailored to particular contexts rather than one, perfect, prefabricated home. And you don’t need an Airbnb host to buy into the initiative. Their goal is to see Backyard get as big as Airbnb itself.


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