Building an American home: part 1, buying the land

Buying a home in a new country is your chance to go a bit mad and do something truly unique. Such as building your own, perfect home from the ground up. So how do you go about buying the land to build on in the USA? Today, we’re investigating how to source the perfect plot and find the professionals you need, and the steps involved.

Being a teacher in Australia

We’ve all heard about funding crises, austerity and bureaucracy in British schools, with teachers leaving the profession in record numbers. So what does teaching in Australia offer? Last year Rosie Pariser swapped a primary school in England for one in Melbourne. She tells us about the process of applying and the differences between the UK and Australian teaching system.

How to find your Italian interior design style

Italian style can be summed up as understated timeless luxury. Italians make glamour look effortless. They can put a crisp white shirt and jacket with a pair of brand name jeans, and look like a movie star. Whether making clothes or furniture you will find simple stylish lines, quality materials and great workmanship. Italian designers, artists, craftspeople and furniture makers have a passion for what they do.