Creating a slice of Middle-earth

Live like a hobbit - Green Magic Homes has devised a prefabricated shell that lets you create your own hobbit house.

11:46 AM  Bilbo Baggins, move over - now you too can build your own hobbit house with these prefab shells.

Gardening tasks for the week

'Looking Good' has masses of frilly pink, healthy blooms.

12:00 PM  Little and often is the way to go in your garden - here are three jobs to do this weekend.

The real cost of Christmas lights

There's no lack of inspiration from Christmases past - this display was captured at 120 Gimblett Place, Invercargill.

Everyone loves a decorated street - is it your turn this year?

Sheet folding not so simple video

Julina Ismail has a go at folding a fitted sheet and nails it.

It's an age-old woe - how to fold an awkwardly-shaped fitted sheet. Do you know the secret?

Would you live in a church? gallery

Plans for the church turned housing complex, and the proposed apartment building behind it.

Historic Auckland church divided up into apartments which are selling for some ungodly prices.

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house of the week

House of the week: Island Bay gallery

Who needs a burglar alarm? With two towering stone-faced bouncers and an iron resin guard-dog (albeit distracted by a ball) out front, most would reconsider seeking unauthorized entry.

Who needs a burglar alarm with two towering stone-faced bouncers outside your home?

House of the week: Taranaki gallery

A timeless traditional Christmas is the best gift she can give her family, says this creative rural homeowner.

Light-filled Ponsonby villa gallery

House of the week: Auckland gallery

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