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New ways to use old materials, spaces and buildings, by the author of Small House Living.

An on-trend home design book, featuring an inspiring array of homes that have made good use of recycled and upcycled materials, structures, spaces and furnishings. Included in the mix are industrial and farm buildings that have been converted for living and furnished appropriately with vintage and repurposed industrial fittings.

The book features 20 homes located throughout the country that feature a variety of clever solutions and design styles. There is everything from repurposed container homes to army barracks, farm utility buildings, churches and urban spaces finished with upcycled and repurposed furnishings.

The homes are in Lyttelton, Auckland, Wellington, Mahurangi, Cambridge, Cromwell, Christchurch, Queenstown, Hawke's Bay, Coromandel and Rangiora.

Reviews

Writer Catherine Foster celebrates the Kiwi traditions of innovation through the art of repurposing. All 20 homes featured are labours of love.

Ken Downie, North & South

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143771746

    October 1, 2018

    Penguin

    208 pages

    RRP $50.00

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