Property: Are flat-pack houses the future?

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Sat, 18 May 2019, 5:14PM
Bunnings have sold over 50 of these flat-pack houses. (Photo / Supplied)

Property: Are flat-pack houses the future?

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Sat, 18 May 2019, 5:14PM

Are flat-pack houses the solution to the housing crisis? 

News that Bunnings Trade has sold more than 50 flat-pack homes in New Zealand in the last year, (two-bedroom 60sq m models selling from $69,000) went viral last week. 

The business is marketing its flat-pack homes under a brand it owns, Clever Living Co., advertised as "homes that move to you."

A Bunnings spokesperson at the chain's Melbourne headquarters said: "Locations where Clever Living Co. homes have been built are in Northland, Auckland, the Waikato, Taranaki, exported to Rarotonga, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Wellington, Central Otago, central South Island, Otago."

So will this become a new trend? If so, just how viable are these properties? Property commentator Alistair Holm joined The Weekend Collective to discuss this and all the other property stories from the week. 

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