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.

9 min ago  Bilbo Baggins, move over - now you too can build your own hobbit house with these prefab shells.

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.

Lessons from building a house

Michele Powles' finished family home in West Auckland.

It's the journey's end for our own Grand Designs project... but would we ever do it again?

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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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