V60 - Whangaparoa

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Minor dwelling in a suburban back yard 2021

When an elderly family member needed a home, this 360m² rear garden presented an ideal opportunity to create inter-generational living on site. Close enough to the family home, this compact 2 bedroom home was ideally suited to being placed nearby.

With separate services connections, and an allowance for future metering and rain-water tanks, this V60 - one of our Standard Design buildings was the perfect solution.

Minor dwelling (MHU)

Most New Zealand councils permit the building of a minor dwelling (a self contained minor household unit) on a single house site. These MHU's are perfect for expanding families or downsizing, and to create extra property income.

The V60 is one of our standard designs - find out more


Building footprint: 60m² + 37m² decking & porch

Size: 60m². 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom full kitchen + laundry

Foundation/floor: Screw piles, timber bearers and Speedfloor cassettes

Cladding: Corrugated metal cladding and roofs, board & batten

Windows: Double glazed aluminium thermally broken

Heating & power: Passive solar & mains connected

Water & wastewater: Mains connected

Above: Excavation and craning in the Speedfloor joists system

Above: Assembling SIPs and craning in roof panels with HIAB

Above: The SIPs shell is complete

Above: Cladding and windows

Above: Exterior shots

Above: Interior shots