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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 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.

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From planning to planting, read the latest happenings from The Hawea Grove.

Announcing our Third Round of Partners

Announcing our Third Round of Partners

After releasing our first episode, we've been working on securing a few more partners for our eco building project, while getting the plans ready to submit to the council for building consent. Both aspects have progressed rather nicely!We're really excited to announce...

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This is the beginning! Episode 01 of The Hawea Grove series is out... This has been a dream in the making for a few years now. The goal of this series to document our journey into eco building, from the perspective of a consumer with little experience in the...

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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!

Latest Episode

The full webisode series can be viewed and subscribed to on Youtube.

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Project Partners

A huge shoutout to our project partners. Big or small we couldn't be doing this without you!

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