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At-Home Activities That Will Save Your Family Money

Taking the whole family out for a field day can be quite expensive. While it’s fun to spend some quality time and enjoy new experiences together, it can leave your pockets empty going out every time the kids get bored. Thankfully, there are some boredom-busting activities that you can do that will cost next to nothing. Not to mention, you can do them from the comfort of your own home! Here are some fun in-house activities that will entertain all kids, big and small.

Decorate Cookies & Cupcakes

Not every family member might enjoy the aspect of baking, but who can refuse the creativity of decorating? Prepare some home-baked cookies or cupcakes beforehand and set up the dining table with a plastic cover and some decorating tools. Then fill the centre of the table with all kinds of edible decorations – various coloured frosting, sprinkles, chocolates and toppers. Then everyone can try to make the most delicious-looking treat! Best of all, you’ll all get to enjoy some dessert when it’s all done.

Movie Marathon

It’s an oldie but a goodie. There’s a reason why everyone will pay for theatre tickets and a huge bucket of popcorn. Unfortunately, doing that at the cinema can set you back an easy $100 when treating the family. Take advantage of your at-home theatre room (part of many New Living Homes home designs!) and gather the family around for a much-anticipated new release. If you’re up for taking it to the next level, make it a marathon with two or three movies of your favourite franchise or childhood classics.

Build A Fort

No matter how old you are, everyone will love the idea of building an indoor fort out of sheets and blankets. Gather the cushions and pillows, get the family to camp in there with their pjs and bowls of snacks. Grab a torch and tell stories or set up your favourite board games and hours will pass by without anyone noticing!

Plant Flowers In The Garden

Give your front yard or backyard a makeover while teaching the kids a love for nature. On a sunny day, visit your local nursery and get the kids to pick out their choice of flowers. Then go home and let everyone get their hands dirty by planting them in the garden. You’ll have a beautiful new landscape that will be extra special because everyone has contributed and left their personal touch. Plus, the kids will be able to take out a watering can and care for their flowers every few days.


Building a New Living Home has given me confidence that I can easily embark on building a home rather than buying a place, and get a better house/ home rather than a small flat. But you have to choose a builder that KNOWS how to build, that builds exactly how the design dictates. A builder who can deliver what they say, when they say. A house that won’t look daggy in years to come is important too, and New Living Homes did just that. The overall investment has worked out well too, growing in value is a short period of time.


”The idea of our brand new home is still really sinking in as we never dreamt of building or ever own. A VERY big thank you to New Living Homes for giving us a brand new home! You’ve made our dreams real!”- Grevillea 4.1, Elegance Facade

L & M King

We would just like to say a massive thank you once again for all your help with the house. We moved in on the weekend and we are loving it ! So thank you for being part of the team that made our dream come true.

Belinda, Jordan Springs, Acacia 4 Urban

I love that my new home is mine!!!! There is nothing I don't love about it. The finishes are great and it is just perfect! I love showing it off to people and all of my friends and family love it and always compliment the design and workmanship.

B.M - Spring Farm  

‘’From the very beginning, our experience with New Living Homes has been nothing but amazing. From our very first meeting at Spring Farm, to the accounts team, to the pre-construction team, and our Construction Manager on site, nothing was ever an issue, or a question too stupid’’.

Rebecca & Steve - Jordan Springs 

‘’I have been extremely happy with my experience with New Living Homes and have told anyone and everyone about our build. Everything went smoothly and yes there were a few problems but our site manager sorted them out as quickly as he could.. Throughout all the build, nothing was too much trouble for our site manager’’

Debbie & Brian - Jordan Springs 

After hearing some horror stories of people building their homes we were fairly nervous to see how it would all
unfold however from the very first dealing with New Living Homes we could not fault a single thing. I would like to
give special mention to Emma from the Brooks Reach Display who was very accommodating with us pestering her
with what seemed like every week as we would be checking different things in the display home.

Tim & Kara - Flinders

My experience was excellent. This was the second house I have built in 4 years and the whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish. All of the sales team were very helpful and very responsive to each and every enquiry I had.

Damian & Lauren - Spring Farm 

Building with New Living Homes has been a pleasant and enjoyable journey so far, and we know we have Sandra to thank for this. Her customer service is second to none, and has made all the difference in building this time round. My husband and I just wanted to make sure recognition and praise was given where it is due. Thanks again for everything Sandra! We are looking forward to more builds with NLH. 

D.E, Marsden Park 

I always thought that building a house in Australia would be a nightmare like everyone told me but it was more than a pleasure as I was never troubled about anything. The process was as smooth as a butter.

Thank you guys, its because of your amazing team work, good flow of communication and the zeal to work hard to let people achieve their dreams, has gotten us what we really wanted. -

Monika & Mayur, Elara 

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