Budget and cost breakdown for building our house

Our aim is to build a small sustainable home which is also affordable. Not a very easy task with the current building boom and high prices in New Zealand and a limited availability of building products. The planned size of the house is 70 m2 and our budget is set to NZ$ 300.000 (€200.000 at current […]

Getting inspiration. Creating input for the architect

Once we’d decided to build a house on the section we bought in 2010, we began the exciting and fun process of finding inspirational house designs and information about how to build a sustainable house. There are many books, apps and websites that cover