Could this be the best value permaculture property in New Zealand?
Lovingly renovated seaside villa combines old and new to achieve a sunny, warm, dry and comfortable home while retaining distinctive retro character.
Over the three years we lived here our power bills averaged $26 per month while running a refrigerator, freezer, washer, hob, jug, wifi, etc, and enjoying abundant hot water.
Much of the interior features native hardwood built-ins such as this three and a half metre rimu shelf unit.
And this bespoke totara and rimu vanity.
The kitchen features hardwood shelving with antique lead light doors and vintage light shades, along with a new Tasmanian oak floor and cosy old school Shacklock cooker.
With great indoor/outdoor flow, the living spaces are bright and airy throughout the day.
A pizza oven and vege gardens are just outside the French doors.
The private back yard is lined with fruit trees and natives while retaining enough lawn for a play.
Over 30 productive fruit trees fill the 700 square metre section.
Grapes and Jerusalem artichoke fill the spaces in between.
New roof, new cladding, insulation and solar hot water are among the features of this highly resilient home.
This property has been featured by the national and international media and represents a gold standard in suburban permaculture. The renovation is the only case study outside of Australia to be included in David Holmgren’s current project: RetroSuburbia.
All of this can be yours for 85% less than the average bog standard Auckland home.
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