In the last post on Stuff.co.nz for the year, it's a catch up with Jon Bridges and his family's build progress. It was great to see someone come out the other end of this and be so calm about it. I guess they've had a whole year to unwind from the madness that building can bring, but still, a nicer, more relaxed couple you couldn't hope to meet.
Over at Building Boxes HQ it's quite another story. We cant afford a Fixed Price contract so have just done a pre Christmas hand shake with our soon to be builder who will be running a managed labour only site. And when I say soon, I mean really soon. We'll be starting again in earnest on the 12th of January when we break ground! All Of The Yeay Things. What's more, because James has a chunk of time off over the holidays, we're building my office...They're the set out pegs in that photo all ready to go. It's a small (just under 10m2) box, designed to echo the main house, and will house the best view I've ever had in an office. It's definitely going to be better than the view I've had this year, although the washing machine isn't all bad. Especially when it's on fast cycle. But because the new office is a)tiny and b)we're building it, it will of course be a fraction of the price of the main house. We'll let you know the ins and out of it over the next couple of weeks. For now, Christmas is only days away, I just hope no one gets me a nail gun for Christmas... Have a great break and happy holidays.
A family of four: writer, scientist, lego engineer and destruction specialist. Our previous home is featured in New Zealand Interior Style and this new project promises to provide plenty of great, green, smart and maybe madcap solutions to new building in New Zealand.