A Compact Prefab Vacation Home

A Compact Prefab Vacation Home

By Diana Budds
A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.

Every summer for over a decade, Andrew and Shiree Morrison have journeyed to Onemana, a coastal town on New Zealand’s North Island. They used to stay in a small trailer, often fantasizing about building a house on their sloping plot of land but always coming up short on the amount of money needed to get a project underway. So their longtime friend, builder John Cocks, suggested an unconventional solution to obtaining a custom home within their budget: collaborating with architecture students.

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