The Parklands House is first and foremost an earthquake reinstatement. Our home was badly damaged  in the 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. I wanted to demonstrate how a more energy efficient solution could be built with an insurance settlement by making different choices rather than spending more money. We have spent only the money we received and have constructed a very efficient, beautiful, fun family home. Registered with the Living Building Challenge to achieve Net Zero Energy this website shares our journey and hopefully helps you to choose the Living Building Challenge too.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old, but on building the new
— Socrates


Take a look through the Parklands House construction photos and completed house


Designing a net zero energy house and achieving it is not a hard thing to do.
We have outlined the keys to our success to help you on your journey.


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