We find the latest ways to live large on a more modest footprint, from apartments and container homes to prefabs
Once upon a time, every Kiwi dreamed of a quarter-acre section complete with a house, two-car garage, rotary clothesline and vege garden. This ideal persists for many, but some are rewriting their home ownership dream to include more efficient spaces, communal areas and green technology. At the end of the day, the question we all ask ourselves is: what kind of home will allow us and our families to live well in 2018 and beyond? Small living offers some appealing solutions, and every year there are more and more options for small homes on the market, as well as ideas for shrinking our environmental footprint. In this year’s small homes report, we’ve rounded up the key choices, as well as suggesting some ways to reduce your lifestyle for the benefit of the environment – and your pocket.