Solutions

Below is a selection of Low Cost Housing in Aotearoa. There isn’t one way to obtain or create more affordable housing but generally there are a few factors that do tend to lead to it as demonstrated by the projects below (these factors are not absolute, for instance sometimes a simple and small house is very expensive and sometimes a house that takes a long time to build is very affordable). Some of these factors are being:

Small

Simple

Quick to assemble

Made of low cost materials (not necessarily low quality)

Built or partly built by their owners

Efficiently designed

On Wheels (can sometimes get around council regulations)

Human House - Tony Watkins - ~100m2 - $0

Human House - Tony Watkins - ~100m2 - $0

Wiggly Wog - Jester House Steve - 20m2 - $1,000

Wiggly Wog - Jester House Steve - 20m2 - $1,000

Chestnut Lodge - Jester House Steve - 35m2 - $35,000

Chestnut Lodge - Jester House Steve - 35m2 - $35,000

Brooklyn 40 - Manhattan Projects - 27m2 - $90,850

Brooklyn 40 - Manhattan Projects - 27m2 - $90,850

Aoraki - Cube Contracting - 36m2 - $98,682

Aoraki - Cube Contracting - 36m2 - $98,682

Liberty - Park Homes - 17m2 - $99,950

Liberty - Park Homes - 17m2 - $99,950

Matter Bach - Matter Architects - 70m2 - $110,000

Matter Bach - Matter Architects - 70m2 - $110,000

29 Ramahana Rd - Fernandes Architects - 45m2 - $140,000

29 Ramahana Rd - Fernandes Architects - 45m2 - $140,000

Dogbox - Space Craft Architects & Patchwork Architecture - 88m2 + 88m2* - $160,000

Dogbox - Space Craft Architects & Patchwork Architecture - 88m2 + 88m2* - $160,000