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Big Ideas for Small Houses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Foster, Catherine

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"A look at a range of small houses around New Zealand, and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. From building a secondary dwelling on an existing family section, to tiny houses on pocket handkerchief pieces of land, these approaches to hous... read full description below.

ISBN 9780143773245
Barcode 9780143773245
Published 1 October 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143773245
ISBN-10 0143773240
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Foster, Catherine
Category Architectural Structure & Design
Residential Buildings, Domestic Buildings
Housing & Property For The Individual
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 268mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 880g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 728.047
Catalogue Code 989034

Description of this Book

A look at a range of small houses around New Zealand, and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. From building a secondary dwelling on an existing family section, to tiny houses on pocket handkerchief pieces of land, these approaches to housing will give ideas and inspiration to all wondering how it can be possible to own a first home in the twenty-first century. Each entry begins with a statement about the strategy the owner used to achieve a home of their own. The houses range in size from 100 square metres right down to a very cosy 18 square metres! Beautifully photographed, and including plans and costs, the houses presented are in Puhoi, west and north Auckland, Raglan, Tamahere, Taupiri, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch.

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Author's Bio

Catherine Foster is a freelance writer with a specific interest in home design. She has been a regular contributor of articles to leading New Zealand home magazines, including Your Home & Garden, HOME New Zealand and NZ House and Garden. Catherine is concerned about the growing unaffordability of housing in New Zealand. With her belief in consuming the finite resources of Planet Earth responsibly, she sees the harnessing of architectural design principles to build smaller and smarter homes as an obvious step in the right direction.

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