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2020-04-28
Be the change….3D Printed Housing Down Under

It is not often that I tell people to “check out this video” because I know we are all busy, with so many demands on our time.  In fact, I usually ignore those requests from my FB friends because of my own time constraints.  This is one of those times though, when I am looking […]

2019-03-29
Affordability & Community on the Housing Agenda

It is great to see that sustainable solutions are getting traction in the marketplace.  It is obvious that there  is a housing crisis in New Zealand that is not going to disappear if we rely on purely traditional large housing models.  We need to promote the great solutions that are being discussed and starting to […]

2019-02-21
Luminate – 2019 – Environmentally Sensitive Co-creating

Ian attended Luminate at Cannan Downs for 8 days at the end of January to show off the fantastic HomeBiogas units and speak about creating affordable communities. Ian is really happy that both aims were achieved with many contacts being made that could lead deepening our involvement in communities in/near Takaka, Ashburton, Wanaka and Waihi […]

2018-12-06
Featherston: Small and Tiny Home Development Update

This is an update about the Brookside Featherston development which is starting to get really exciting with Ian and the team at Brookside getting closer to submitting the Resource Consent application. Here is the news from Ian McComb on recent progress... The community consultation survey closed with 71 responses with the final trends the same […]

2018-10-23
A Small Time Community Development for Featherston

  This update is a summary of what we have been doing in Featherston, north of Wellington NZ. The basic proposal is for ~100 small and tiny homes in a sustainable community setting of productive landscapes, and useful shared spaces. We have created a specific Featherston webpage  and a Facebook presence for this development.   Prior to […]

2018-07-26
Affordable Housing - what options would you choose?

The current NZ official view of affordable housing is ~$600,000 in Auckland and $500,000 elsewhere.  I’m much more in line with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters suggestion that the average person should be able to buy a house on 4 times their wage.  That means a home needs to cost […]

2017-10-06
Tiny House Initiative - Brookside Village - Nelson

Special Housing Area Proposal Approved by Council Ian presented the following information to Nelson council: The site at 26 Blick Terrace is being developed by the owner and developer Ian McComb of Small Time Developments Ltd.  Ian has a Master’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering and 30 years of experience in the building and development industries […]

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