If you want to dive deeper into any of the ideas on Smart Renting, here’s a list of books and websites that have influenced us in some way. For your convenience we have divided them into the relevant sections on the website. You might even find these books in your local library:


Your Home

Slash your energy bills

  • The Energy Freedom Home by Beyond Zero Emissions

An excellent book on cost effective ways to retrofit existing Australian homes to use less energy and save money.

Talks about past and forgotten technology that can be used to make a more sustainable society.

Slash your water bills

A great resource for planning simple and low cost systems for reducing water use.


  • The More of Less by Joshua Becker

A comprehensive book on ways to declutter and why living in a decluttered home (and life) is so good for you.


In the Community

Getting Around

A not for profit organisation that represents public transport users in Victoria through lobbying, promotion and research to help improve public transport infrastructure and services.


An encyclopaedic knowledge of bike repairs building on the legendary knowledge of the late Sheldon Brown and very helpful for doing bike repairs at home.


The world’s toughest car guide covering most popular makes and models from 1980 onwards offering non-advertising influenced reviews for a small fee.