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Lismore’s ‘Two Rooms’ project goes past the 100 homes mark

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Resilient Lismore has reached a significant milestone, clocking up more than 100 completed ‘Two Rooms’ projects thanks to the many dedicated and passionate volunteers who have worked on the project.

The Two Rooms project began in the aftermath of the 2022 flood, as a practical way to get Northern Rivers people back in their homes. The idea was to build two rooms’ worth of walls to give people a safe, secure and warm place to live in.

The project is led by Resilient Lismore Field Coordinator Jonathan Smith, with Project Manager Grant Huggins, and team leaders Stone May, Tony Lee and Felipe Olaondo, and is powered by an amazing group of volunteers.

The crews spend about 20 hours a week on each job, over three days, sheeting walls and making other running repairs to ensure the space is liveable.

At the time of writing the group has actually completed 129 Two Rooms jobs, with a further 180 jobs on the go.

Grant and Felipe discuss a job.

The project has spawned spin-offs, with our ‘Two Rooms and a Bathroom’ project in partnership with the Reece Foundation restoring essential plumbing to more than 70 homes.

And the group is now moving onto kitchens.

If you or anyone you know needs help, come in to The Hub at 215 Keen Street, Limsore, or register online here.

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