The future is now - Bunnings is selling flat pack houses, and it has taken off.
Bunnings partnered with Licensed Building Practitioners to develop the range to accommodate a diversity of demand throughout urban and rural communities, "from farmers to retirees to first home buyers."
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Clever Living Co., a brand owned by Bunnings, advertises the houses as "homes that move to you," and has sold more than 50 in the past 12 months.
A two-bedroom 60 square metre home will set you back $69,000. If you want to get fancy (or have a family) prices get a bit steeper, with a four bedroom house $113,541.
All houses include a living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom - but they don't include floor coverings, water or power.
According to a Bunnings spokesperson, the houses have been built in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki, Wellington, Otago and more.
The flat-pack houses are designed and built off-site and then delivered to sites as packages that are re-built by a registered builder.
Christchurch-based Licensed Builder, Richard Trent, says: “The entry price for the actual build, coupled with the pre-consent certification makes this range highly attractive to a variety of buyers.
"We can currently build a three- bedroom Clever Living Co. home in six to eight weeks."
Trent says most buyers will still have the cost of purchasing land in addition to their flat pack home.
“It is rewarding to hear some of the feedback... from our customers. We wanted the Clever Living Co. range to help lower the barrier for those buyers struggling to get into the housing market, which is exactly what we are starting to hear,” says Bunnings New Zealand General Manager, Toby Lawrance.