New high for small-living trend

This group of friends have built their own compound on a block of land they bought together.

Four inseparable couples build on 20-year foundation of friendship to create 'Bestie Row' - their own compound of miniature homes.

Your home can beat The Jetsons

In 50 years, the futuristic Jetsons could look positively quaint says high-tech home technologist Mike Soucie.

The Jetsons depicted a spage-age future remarkably like our present, but there are ways to be more connected.

At home with: Eddie and Sam McArthur

Eddie and Sam McArthur in their Upper Hutt home, which they are renovating themselves.

How Eddie and Sam are turning the worst house in the street into a their little paradise.

DIY: Tray chic gallery

His and Hers trays for your weekend breakfast in bed.

There's nothing quite like brekkie in bed ... why not make your own breakfast trays?

DIY herbal household cleaners

Many herbs and essential oils have antibacterial qualities and make effective cleaners.

Want a home detox plan? Start by tossing out those harsh chemical cleaners and using herbs instead.

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Black walls bring the wow factor

Marama says her mother is responsible for buying some of the coolest objects in the dining room, including the pink cuckoo clock, the black bust and the pedestal stand; on the dining table is a candelabra from Seletti; the vintage armchair was recently reupholsted in black and the cushions are from Designers Guild.

Dramatic wallpaper, skulls and hot pink accents come together in this funky Palmerston North home.

Living the dream in West Auckland gallery

She moved from central Auckland to the country five years ago - and has never looked back.

House of the Week: Herne Bay gallery

A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

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