Newcastle based eco builder Future Built teams up with Aussie start up Urbotanica

Newcastle based eco – friendly home builder Future Built has teamed up with Aussie start up Urbotanica to provide each new Future Built customer with the perfect sustainability product – an UrbiPod – the indoor herb, salad and micro greens garden that makes growing your own fresh herbs and greens easy, no matter the season. Putting its eco-friendly credentials in practice, Future Built Director Amy Neary said:

“We always want to be staying ahead of the curve and we believe that sustainable and eco-friendly building practices are the way of the future. That’s important to us. That’s why we decided to partner with Urbotanica – they make the ideal home product for sustainable living – growing your own healthy food indoors in your kitchen. And we like their ethos about war on waste and the fact they use a disability charity to assemble the product. Plus it’s great to be able to work with another Australian company supporting local jobs”

Future Built is a local Newcastle based building company run by husband and wife duo Chris and Amy Neary. They are passionate about creating quality homes and are currently working towards establishing Newcastle’s first specialized eco-homes division as a part of their business and are actively incorporating sustainable building practices and design principles in all of their projects to help improve the environmental industry standards in the Newcastle area. 

Urbotanica is about creating intelligent, sustainable solutions for home grown food. Its launch product – the UrbiPod is a clever yet simple indoor garden that takes the guesswork out of growing. It’s built-in irrigation system and automatic nutrient application delivers the perfect amount of water and nutrients to foster plant growth. Energy-efficient LED lighting is self-timed and speeds the growing process up to five times faster than sunlight. And the lights are energy highly efficient – only using about the same energy per year as your kettle. The portable, contemporary design enables mobility around the home. Users can enjoy homegrown produce year-round! And it’s made here in Australia and assembled by one of Australia’s leading disability services providers – Activ Foundation.