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Gisborne Farmers use Ecopods to accommodate their staff — find out how they did it and how it could work for you

Gisborne Farmers Dan & Tam Jex-Blake were in need of a simple and durable solution to house their farm staff this season. They turned to us at Eco Pods to help solve their problem and we wanted to share their story with you. Tam and Dan own and operate Mangapoike Ltd, a pastoral farming business …

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What you need to know about the Government’s New 30 sq m building consent exemption

The Government held up their promise with Minister Jenny Salesa announcing that consent requirements for certain low-risk building works would be relieved on the 31st of last month. This is fantastic for everyday New Zealanders who want some extra space for a larger sleepout, pool shed, car port, garden shed, greenhouse, or farmers looking to …

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EcoPods Sponsor Community Hub for 600Ha Mahakirau Forest Conservation Estate

Mahakirau Forest Estate is located in remote native forest on the crest of the Coromandel ranges.  Over 94% of the 600 ha Estate is protected by QEII National Trust Open Space Covenants, and for almost 20 years the owners have been undertaking conservation work to restore the natural environment and protect several of New Zealand’s …

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Kumeu Arts Centre

A multi-purpose venue, this extra space is a gallery, workshop space and music venue for the community. The pods have a full kitchen, wheelchair accessible bathroom, a heat pump and decks. This fully consented project was a modular construction consisting of two pods joined together onsite to create a gable roof pitch.  

Key considerations if you want to try living off-the-grid

With the price of solar power at an all-time low, the increasing availability of buildable land outside of urban centres, and the imperative that we reduce our environmental impact and fossil fuel consumption, it’s never been easier to live off-the-grid while maintaining the luxuries of modern life. There are, however, lots of things to consider …

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Smart storage solutions

Lack of storage space equals mess and clutter, often leading to annoyance and frustration. But fear not, for every situation there are simple and practical storage solutions to keep your home clutter free and enhance your sense of space. Utilising what would otherwise be dead space means everything stays tidy and organised – no more …

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