• Interior of Multi-use module with kitchen and sun-space beyond
    Interior of Multi-use module with kitchen and sun-space beyond


Te Whare-iti – the small house with big potential for you.

The unique ability to link standard room modules in almost any combination and direction means this efficient system is sustainable, fast to prefabricate, and very cost effective.

Affordability through modular components – offsite construction and modern methods of construction are the keys to affordable residential buildings. We assemble your house offsite, room by room, in the size to fit your needs and the shape to fit your section, sun, and views without a single square metre of wasted space.

Te Whare-iti has won a national competition for infill housing, specifically designed for Auckland backyards but is proving equally popular elsewhere with buyers wanting small homes for their beach sections, lifestyle blocks, and retirement villages.

Imagine – a small, elegant, affordable secondary dwelling on your section. Te Whare-iti can be your new home office; a home-from-home for teenagers or elderly family members; an easy-care income stream; or a holiday home that can expand later, then be relocated when the sea rises.

Te Whare-iti homes range in size from the smallest studio composed of 3 modules (34m2) to a large house that might comprise 8–9  modules  and over 100m2 – a great  affordable family house.

See Popular plans for examples of different-sized Te Whare-iti homes.

Te Whare-iti is “The perfect answer” report owners Andrew and Anna.


See Made with modules for details to help plan your ideal home.