How to: build a house in Nepal

Whole villages were decimated in the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 25.

5:00 AM  This week, I've put aside my own home build to look at how the rebuild process might unfold in Nepal.

Need a builder?

If you need a builder your neighbour could give you a recommendation.

5:00 AM  Gone are the days of trawling the phone book, your neighbour is more likely to recommend one.

Bathrooms bring the wow factor

Bathroom with a million-dollar view.

Clear tubs, open fireplaces and million-dollar views - these aren't your typical bathrooms.

Ten homes that embrace nature gallery

This Swiss villa is like a very modern Hobbit hole.

A bit of landscaping isn't enough for these boltholes, where the surroundings actually form part of their structure.

'Great gardens take time' gallery

The verdant raised dining terrace at the rear of Tim Day and Rose Percival's Kelburn villa is their favourite spot.

An unexpected pregnancy saw a couple swap a 5ha country garden for an compact courtyard.

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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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