Neville Hyman

Neville Hyman


Schedule :

Saturday, May 4th
  • 12:00 – 12:30


Nev Hyman, is the founder of Firewire Surfboards and now founder of Nevhouse. NevHouse takes the waste that we throw away and turns it into rapidly deployable shelter. Cyclone-proof Nevhouse homes, school classrooms, medical clinics and other structures are made from recycled materials. These places of sanctuary can be built in just five days and are functional either on or off the power grid. Winner of multiple Good Design Awards including Architecture and Sustainability – NevHouse covers solutions for indigenous Australia at the community of Jilkminggan in the Northern Territory, and has build a village for survivors of the 2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam, that swept her Category 5 force in Tanna, Vanuatu. Winner of the Pitch@Palace Entrepreneurs Award, 2017, this is a flat packed, inexpensive home can be erected and dismantled in two days. It is resistant to bacteria, requires low maintenance, it’s earthquake, wind and fire resistant and lasts generations whilst diverting waste from landfill, off the streets and out of the rivers, turning it into houses for the poor. It also brings attention to the millions of homeless globally.

About Nevhouse

The Mission for Indonesia is to test response at a local Bali event. In May 13-25 Nev will be in Bali to erect a Nevhouse at the ‘Corona Karamas Pro’ along side supporting athletes such as Kelly Slater and Steph Gilmore. It would be a great honour for Nev to speak at your event during May, his first official visit to the island.

Sustainable Housing Solutions for Indigenous People

Talk Summary

A non sales-related presentation to highlight a workable sustainable housing solution while connecting, inspiring, and empowering the Green School community, as well as Indonesians from all walks of life.

Indigenous Related Topics

NevHouse’s goal is to reduce homelessness for indigenous people worldwide with adequate shelter where locals are consulted on their needs with culturally sensitive designs in collaboration with Hassel architect Ken McBride, who has designed a series of cyclone resistant shelters in Vanuatu.