Climate-safe house moved to Waitati site

This climate-safe house, which was one of the stars of Dunedin's Home and Living Show at the weekend, is moved by crane into position at Waitati yesterday.

An "elated'' Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust manager Scott Willis said that trucking the country's first climate-safe house from Dunedin North to Waitati and placing it on piles by 11.30am had "gone like clockwork''.

He hoped the wooden, relocatable 60sqm eco-friendly home would prove a "game-changer'', showing central and local government how climate change challenges could be met through improved, low-carbon houses.

A collaborative approach with Otago Polytechnic had worked well.

Main construction partner Naylor Love and a mainly female build team had also contributed positively, he said.


Not very climate safe low carbon when it had to be trucked in by a 'dirty diesel' truck.

You will notice that it is low carbon rather than no carbon - which is both achievable and good enough.