Knowing your neighbours

Don't let it get awkward - go and introduce yourself to your neighbours.

One reason Kiwis give for not knowing their neighbours is they have left introductions so long it has become awkward.

Five reasons you need a new study

Basically you need to invest in stylish storage solutions in your study if you're going to get stuff done.

Basically you need to invest in stylish solutions if you're going to get stuff done.

Fancy moving to France? gallery

Yes, this French manor truly does cost the same as a five-bed in Mt Roskill.

With a strong Kiwi dollar, a weak euro and a surfeit of "chateaux", you'll get much more bang for your buck than in Auckland.

The world's tiniest houses gallery

The tiny Welsh home was deemed "unfit for habitation".

If you think your inner-city apartment is small, think again.

Sea forts turned into luxury stay

No Man's Fort has been turned into a boutique hotel with panoramic sea views.

English forts built in late 1800s to defend against French get new lease of life with helipads, spa and five-star rooms.

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house of the week

House of the Week: Herne Bay gallery

Clare’s extensive shoe collection includes favourites from Stuart Weitzman, Aquazzura, Manolo Blahnik and, on the sofa, her “favourite blue sparkly Christian Louboutins.

An astounding shoe collection that inspired a children’s book takes centre stage in this family-friendly villa.

A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

Who needs a garage? Designer Stephane Rondel has made a feature of his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

House of the week: Martinborough gallery

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