Emma Harrison on living in a 'tiny home' made out of shipping containers
Former Neighbours actor Emma Harrison lives in a “tiny” home made from shipping containers.
The 49-year-old is best known for her portrayal of Joanna Hartman in the Australian soap opera – the half-sister of Annalise Hartman (Kimberley Davies).
The star previously opened up on her life after leaving Neighbours in 1997 and told hosts of The Morning Show that she was currently living in converted storage containers.
Appearing on the Channel 7 breakfast staple last summer, Emma said that after leaving fame behind, she now tries to live a sustainable lifestyle in her “tiny home”.
The New Zealand-born actor said: “They are 2.4 meters in width, six meters in length and 2.6 meters high, so they’re high cube shipping containers, they’re pretty spacious.
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“They’re separated by a balcony, which is in the middle, so the whole space is about 50 meters square. It’s really fun.”
Speaking about her choice to downsize, the BAFTA Awards presenter said: “Well, there’s a lot of focus on sustainability these days, and I feel like, you know, everybody’s got to do their bit because our little bit is part of a much larger bit.
“You know, sort of being more minimalistic and not over-consuming was a conscious choice.”
Emma, who lives with her husband Cade and their two children, said that their living situation made them “happy” and helps to decrease their “footprint on the planet”.
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However, while appearing on the show, the ex-model made it clear that the minimalist life isn’t for everyone and revealed that she had to donate the majority of her clothes to charity.
Speaking about the three years that she worked on the set of Neighbours, the 49-year-old said: “Those were really fun, exciting days… but at this stage in my life, family and being a mum is more important to me.
“I did have a fun time overseas and I don’t have any regrets by any means, but everything happens for a reason and that reason ended.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the former actor was asked if she ever showed her children pictures from her modelling days.
Emma, who was considered to be a pin-up in the ’90s, completed shoots with Playboy, Loaded and FHM magazines.
She replied: “Oh, it’s all hidden away and locked in the cupboards. I probably won’t ever show her to be honest. I don’t display them, let’s just say that.”
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