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.

PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
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.

Comments

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.

 

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