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Small House Living showcases an inspiring collection of homes measuring less than 90m2 from around New Zealand.

Smart, space-efficient houses, ranging from family homes to baches and apartments, demonstrate ingenious ways to reduce floor areas and cut costs within a design-enriched environment.

Small House Living is a book in tune with the current preoccupation with creating affordable housing solutions. Anyone interested in living well with less will find inspiration in the compact yet highly considered homes featured.


A beautifully curated selection of some of New Zealand's most interesting little houses: totally relevant as we question the way we utilise space in our cities.

Architecture New Zealand

This book shows great things can come in small boxes by featuring an inspiring collection of Kiwi homes that make up for their small dimensions with smart, efficient use of limited space.


Built in locations from Dunedin to Auckland, the homes form a parade of variety and inventiveness that will hopefully have you reconsidering how much space you really need when you embark on a project of your own.


This is an inspiring collection that demonstrates a new way of living, moving away from the 'bigger is better' attitudes of recent years and offering current and would-be home owners more attainable options.

Sunday Star-Times

Absorbing and inspiring.

Waikato Times (syndicated)

Full of bright ideas.

New Zealand Herald

A great document of a fascinating trend.

Otago Daily Times

Superbly presented and photographed.

Daily Post (syndicated)

A pleasure to read.

NZ House & Garden

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 23, 2015


    208 pages

    RRP $50.00

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