Smallest house in the world?
Smallest house in the world?

A tiny house where residents have to climb on the kitchen units to reach a mezzanine bed is on the market in London.

Design & build: Finding our builders
Design & build: Finding our builders

The easiest job we've had so far in our construction journey has been choosing the builders who will bring our dream home…

Magnolias herald spring's arrival
Magnolias herald spring's arrival

When I arrived back in Auckland, the difference in temperature to Wellington was blatantly apparent.

Design & build: Episode three
video Design & build: Episode three

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments…

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Design & build: The age of consent
Design & build: The age of consent

Kylie and I were incredibly nervous walking into our pre-application meeting with Auckland Council…

A living room in your backyard

Make use of your outdoor space for entertaining, Carol Bucknell writes.

Design & build: Nailing the design

Hydrological neutrality. What on earth is that? Looking through the property file of our section for the first time was…

video Design & build: Episode two

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments…

It's dirty work on The Block
It's dirty work on The Block

Contestants on the new series of The Block NZ are getting more filthy, frustrated and exhausted than…

Design: Show us the money

Approaching a bank for finance can be daunting, but just go for it.

The Block is back

It's a bitterly cold morning as I make my way down a little street in Pt Chevalier. The sun has barely risen above the horizon…

Power to your pruning

Get your pruning right and your trees will be happier than ever.

Design & build: Chasing a dream

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments…

A larder for all creatures
A larder for all creatures

A food forest is an orchard the way nature intended. Humans get the benefit of fruit, nuts, herbs, fibre…

Design: Made in Scandinavia

Nordic style is easily embraced, writes Ben Crawford.

DIY: Sit, relax, enjoy your cuppa

Here's a great piece of furniture to keep cups, glasses, books and the TV remote handy in your living room. Step 1 Measure…

Branch out in style

Deciduous fruit trees lend themselves to beautiful landscape design for the patient and talented gardener. Some of the most…

Best NZ architecture on show

Seven New Zealand buildings are shortlisted for awards in the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, held from October…

The Block NZ announces new judges
The Block NZ announces new judges

The Block NZ have announced their new judges for season three will be Shelley Ferguson of Your Home…

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