Array
Lifestyle

Marvz Conti: This Urban Gardener Wants Us To Grow Plants In Our Tiny Homes

One of Real Living's Style Spotters makes it his mission to have homeowners embrace their inner green thumbs

Shares
Photography: Mark Chester Ang (Portrait) & Habil Crafts (Greens)

More than five years ago, Marvz Conti, founder of Habil Crafts, first sold his wood accessories and plant creations at various bazaars and fairs like Escolta’s Saturday Future Market. The woodworker, urban gardener, and all-around-crafter also holds air plant and terrarium-making workshops at craft centers like Common Room, and has recently ventured into creating moss walls.

His work with small, easy-to-maintain plants and vertical gardens led him to focus on gardening for the homeowners in the city.

READ: What Garden Types Are Good For Condos And City Homes?

“Some of the challenges faced by urban dwellers include the limited space, and allocating time spent for gardening,” says Marvz. “For most city dwellers, there are innovative ways to bring the outside in by doing urban gardening, it would really depend on the available space, and how you would maximize it.” Marvz recommends container gardens, potted plants on the balcony, vertical gardens, and even small edible gardens for small homes.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Watch his video below to learn more about how to create your own pocket garden and what easy-to-care-for plants are out there (some don’t even need watering!).

Grooming by Emer Buenaventura using MAC Cosmetics and Raymond Galang. Hair by Nhot Bituin and Calai Flores.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Styling and Art Direction by Dagny Madamba | Produced by Sunshine Selga-Funa and Cielo Anne Calzado

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Neri Miranda's Vegetable Garden Will Make You Want to Start Your Own

She doesn't need to buy veggies from the market!

This Brand's Unique Throws and Pillows Will Inspire You to Decorate Your Space

Meet Emilia's Home, your new go-to for all things home and pretty.

These Cute Pastel Kitchen Essentials Are Also Budget-Friendly

Some of them are priced at P30 to P100!

Sleek Indoor Plants That Are Perfect for Condos

These plant babies take up minimal space!

This Online Shop Makes the Prettiest Succulent Dish Gardens

Need a low-maintenance alternative to bouquets?

10 Elegant Vases That Are Perfect for Your Flower Arrangements

These vases are just as pretty as the flowers.

This Portable Fridge Looks Good Anywhere in Your Home

Have cold drinks any time, anywhere!

UV Sterilizer Devices You Can Shop Online Right Now

From portable devices to UV lamps for your entire home.

Indoor Plants You Can Grow in Your Bathroom

These houseplants can thrive in high-humidity areas!

10 Pet-Safe House Plants That Make for a Gorgeous Display

These lovely greens can coexist with your furry friends.

10 Pink Appliances for the Kitchen of Your Dreams

Adorable finds that let you cook rice, make doughnuts, grind meat, and more.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!