A Christchurch village of prefabricated houses showing options for quake-hit residents has attracted a crowd of thousands in its opening weekend.
The Home Innovation Village opened at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Saturday.
The village was set up by non-profit industry organisation PrefabNZ, which promotes the benefits of prefabrication in building design and construction.
PrefabNZ chief executive Pamela Bell said about 2000 people visited the village during the weekend, with many expressing interest in the homes.
"People have told us that they'd been driving past the park and really looking forward to us opening up."
Bell said prefabricated houses provided a quick option for quake-hit residents looking for a new home.
"You know what you're going to get, and you know the time frame you're going to get it in, so there's no surprises."
Having several different houses in one place would make it easier for people to see their options, she said.
Bell said the village had four different houses, but would expand to include 10.
It is open seven days a week from 12pm to 4pm, and will be based at the park till February 2014.
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