Extended family living under one roof for reasons of tradition rather than economic necessity is becoming common in New Zealand especially among the more recent immigrant community (see also Dominion Post news item 18 October 2017 ).
Aonui has just completed the design of one such family home on an elevated site above the Hutt Valley. This large new house will accommodate our clients in a multi-generational living arrangement with no intention of selling the property in any future scenario.
High build quality has been a paramount criterion. Sustainability has also been a driver ensuring low maintenance and low running costs are achieved through permanent materials, high thermal mass and PV generation via 80 solar panels.