- #1710994mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1755mommabear70 February 11, 2019 at 2:03 pm
I see Sleephead, a big name in the bed-making world is looking at moving out of Auckland to the Waikato and building affordable houses to lure its workers south.
So from bed-making to building houses for their workers. Now there’s a plan.
Goes without saying they won’t be seeking advice from Mr Twyford.#1711023Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 11637Hero42 February 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm
Actually that type of move is exactly what Kiwibuild is all about. Perhaps Sleepyhead have been listening to Phil Twyford.
They might even use the Kiwibuild model and possibly Kiwibuild funding to help them do it.
Guess it shows that if the government have a good idea industry will follow.
Cheers 🙂#1712907Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 11637Hero42 February 27, 2019 at 4:05 pm
This is a story for our times that is worth reading to get an insight into the rental market and the housing shortage.
Cheers 🙂#1714361TedEMemberMember since: May 6, 2006
Replies: 2222TedE March 15, 2019 at 12:33 am
Gabyone, There were many of us who bought a section, put up a garage and built a house over several years. We didn’t start our family until we could move in however quite a few of us had children while still in the garages. It was very hard on the wives in those Palmerston north winters.
There is a problem not only of the material costs being artificially high but of the land not being available for the present generation to do that. There are very few young people who can buy a section and for many years now there are codicils on the title over what sort of home and what value and how long you can take to build in the subdivisions that are being developed.
TedE - Papakura -
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