Designed in 1938 by a woman on a mission, this homestead has been in the same family for three generations.
I would love to dine on garden-grown raspberries. But nature has other ideas.
The world's most famous blonde is moving into a rough neighbourhood in Berlin, angering locals.
The garden is falling into rack and ruin, thanks to Autumn Malaise.
The best day so far of the whole building process, plus two dramatic time-lapses.
When their much-loved house became too small, this growing family decided improving, not moving, was the answer.
I present a diary of my first two days as a builder's labourer, including selfies.
I grew up with rhubarb, and now have found a spot for it in my own garden.
We're not saying that all mothers like to cook. But if yours does, treat her to one of these books.
An extensive yet sustainable renovation has transformed this dusty old villa into a lovely light-filled home.
To stop myself from going mad while running, I think about (what else?) gardening.
In researching the area we're moving into, I've uncovered a corrupt and shameful act
This 'log-cabin' has been transformed into a clean yet classic home that honours its beautiful views.
The dainty shamrock shapes of oxalis can reduce a gardener to tears.
For the first time, we're able to stand on the top floor of our house.
Designing his own home was harder than architect Gary Hopkinson imagined, but living in it is like being on holiday.
I'm saving seeds for my spring sowing now, which will save me money come August.
Is there one room in your house that you really love? It could be in with a chance to win a new interiors award.
The September 2010 Christchurch earthquake was no match for this stately Merivale mansion.
From toilet to gallery, Charles Anderson looks at fine-art transformations of the smallest room.
Stuff is happening on our building site, even in the rain. Most excitingly, the steel...
An amazing thing happened in my kitchen the other day - I made chutney.
This virtually self-sufficient Wairarapa home is testament to the vision of its owners.
Autumn leaves are a freebie for the compost bins and a mulch I find it hard to go past.
The once-tawdry prefab has transformed into the architecture of the future.
It can be tricky working out which vegetables and fruit are actually worth growing, and which ones aren't.
In which we get pregnant to add a sense of drama to the build.
The carrot that ate Manhattan? It's definitely eaten something; that thing is gargantuan.
What looks like a gorgeous old homestead is a brand-new build that takes aesthetic inspiration from the past.
A little housekeeping when you're painting can save hours of hassle, not to mention expense, later.
A new name has joined the pantheon of weeds on our bank of horrors - Old Man's Beard.
Property developers with soul? Is it possible to build a new suburb that feels like home?
We're saying adios to a few summery things around here now that it's autumn.
The wall that appeared, then disappeared, has appeared again. Our house is Hogwarts!
I must be a grown-up because I cooked and ate silverbeet and found that it's not awful.
John Perry's 145-year-old farmhouse in the Wairarapa plains is like something out of a fairytale.
Though it's still T-shirt weather, there is a change in the air. It's time for a clearout, a topup, and time bent over the compost bin.
In which I announce a change to the rules of the 7 Days tickets competition to allow more entries.
Sarah O'Neil moved from the city to the country where she now feeds her family from her backyard.
Progress on this home has been halted by earthquake damage, but it's still a strikingly beautiful design.
OPINION: Women need to calm down about cleaning; it just doesn't matter that much.
New Zealand is increasingly a "wash and wear" nation, with most of us avoiding the iron.
Time spent wandering the garden in the evening light is about to end.
The latest: hot sparkies, cats, and your chance to guess the finish date and win.
This grand Wellington home has been reinvented as a family-friendly house and place of work.
Who would have thunk that Wellingtonians would be excited about rain?
Decorate for the way you really live, not to impress the neighbours.
I'm having to be creative about how I ensure my plants get the moisture they need.
Act against white cabbage butterflies, or end up with just stumps in your garden.
I'm thinking hard about the information/audio/video in the house. Extension cords won't do.
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