This Prefab Home in New Zealand Makes the Most of Stunning Views While Sitting Lightly on the Land

This Prefab Home in New Zealand Makes the Most of Stunning Views While Sitting Lightly on the Land

By Sam Eichblatt
A string of prefab pods helps a couple build an off-the-grid home on a remote, scenic site.

The panorama is staggering. High on a slope above Kenepuru Sound on New Zealand’s South Island, the parcel of land Kate Betteley and Ian Hamlin have owned for two decades overlooks a pristine coastal inlet. They have cultivated olives on the property and spent many vacations there, staying in a yurt or in small kitset shelters. But in the last few years, their ambitions have grown.

Join Dwell+ to Continue

Subscribe to Dwell+ to get everything you already love about Dwell, plus exclusive home tours, video features, how-to guides, access to the Dwell archive, and more.

Try Dwell+ for FREE

You can cancel at any time.

Save