House of the week: Nelson gallery

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10:10 AM  Grown-ups can have tree houses, too, and that was the aim for the owners of this Nelson home.

Should you buy or rent?

'DEAD MONEY': Daine Thompson and Anneliese Willis, pictured with son Caleb outside their West Auckland home, say renting just pays someone else’s mortgage.

There are endless arguments about which makes most money sense and no easy answer.

How to: Find a builder

ADD IT TO THE LIST: It's not just about choosing the builder, but how you pay the builder too!

This close to Christmas, finding the time to quote our job was about as likely as a possum learning to drive a digger.

Let's live in... Taupo

AIN'T SHE A BEAUTY: Taupo from above.

The idyllic town on the shores of Lake Taupo is big on all things outdoor.

7 tips from a Kiwi interior expert

CREATIVE KIWIS: "Overall we are great at putting together interesting interiors on a shoestring budget."

Feel like you have interior inspiration overload? Never fear, just be true to yourself.

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House of the week: North Canterbury gallery

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Rural seclusion meets industrial chic in a designer's North Canterbury retreat.

House of the week: Waikato gallery

In rural Waikato is a country farmhouse that has been renovated with plenty of TLC.

House of the week: Greenhithe gallery

House of the week: Hurunui