So glad you have found our little patch of internet.

My name’s Jade Rennie, mother of two, creator/founder of Havven DIY and slow-living lifestyle site, graphic designer for over 10 years at The Brain Child and an official Houzz Australia Contributor.

Born on a farm on the Mornington Peninsula, located south-east of Melbourne, Australia. I spent my childhood creating and trying to keep up with my two sisters. My mother, a beautiful painter encouraged my creativity growing up and I never veered far from the arty path.

I launched Havven back in 2012 when I wanted to develop a resource for creatives that share a similar passion for the art of making. Realising what an enormous task it is to write content full time, I enlisted help from a range of experts in their field to give you the very best professional advice.

The aim is to inspire you with our DIY projects for around the home, craft kits, workshops, clever reuse ideas, and wholesome recipes.


Contact me for a media kit: jade[at]

We are open to collaborating with brands, businesses, and blogs who are seeking wholesome, fresh, and inspiring partnerships. We hope to work together in ways to bring readers closer to you and your brand. Havven has a variety of sponsorship and collaboration options, from sidebar ads to giveaways and sponsored posts or DIY projects.

If you’d like to propose a giveaway or sponsored post, please drop us a line and we can plan something amazing together.

CREDIT & DISCLOSURE: Havven is an active participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites like ours, to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products to Etsy and Craftsy.

Giveaways and sponsored posts are marked as such.

All images posted on the site are either taken by me or credited with source. Feel free to share a photo on your blog with a link back to the full article and credit appropriately.

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Havven is a creative resource for those that share a similar passion for the art of making.