A project in achievable sustainability!
As a journey in sustainable, eco-focused building, the goal of The Hawea Grove project is to create a tasteful, sustainable living and visitor sanctuary, among a grove of established fruit and nut trees.
Here at haweagrove.nz we will be documenting this journey through a webisode series, with accompanying editorial, chronicling the twists and turns of the building and growing process, from a rookie’s perspective.
From planning to planting, read the latest happenings from The Hawea Grove.
As with any new build, consent from the council can be a fickle process. With a project like this and with Covid-19 rearing it's ugly head in the middle of the process, we were expecting some big challenges. But we were pleasantly surprised!Building Consent Challenges...
Project Lockdown moves away from the sustainable building angle a little, taking a more personal approach and exploring what happened at the Grove during the Covid-19 crisis. It was certainly a memorable time for everyone who joined us and we thank you all for being a...
Well that escalated quickly! Covid-19 just sent us all to our bedrooms to think about what we've done to this planet. Actually, Auntie Jacinda made that call, to keep us all safe. We're happy she did. We were part way through the filming of Episode 03, which now has a...
The Design Process
After 9 months of playing with my own designs in photoshop, before even talking to an architect, you might expect the design process to become tiresome by now. Think again!
The full webisode series can be viewed and subscribed to on Youtube.