Climate-safe house opened

Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust manager Scott Willis stands in front of the country's first climate-safe house.

The wooden, relocatable 60sqm eco-friendly home was built in Dunedin and trucked to Waitati last November, and was officially opened by Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins yesterday.

It was hoped the building would show central and local government how climate change challenges could be met through improved, low-carbon houses.



This sort of thing is insulting to real 'safe houses'.

The Mayor could put several of these in the Octagon and then down the main drag when he closes them off - against the wishes of a lot of people in Dunedin. They could be used as a wet weather routines, keeping people warm dry from Dunedin's harsh conditions. It might be cheaper, than the 60 million upgrade