Category Archives: houses

House comparison: UK v NZ

Before we left the UK, I did a video walk around of our house. Mark asked what the devil I was doing. I clearly remember saying ‘well, houses in New Zealand won’t look like this, will they?! No, they surely … Continue reading

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The (final?) big move

Here we are again. I feel like we have lived our lives out of boxes lately. In fact, we probably have. We didn’t bother unpacking everything that arrived out of our shipping container, there really was no point. We knew … Continue reading

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I think we bought a house!

Yes, after a stressful few weeks, in many ways, I think we are not ALMOST the proud owners of a house, at last!

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Open homes: the garage sales of house buying!

We decided to have a little look at what houses were about, and how the house buying thing works here in New Zealand. They seem to go for the open homes idea, where each house that is for sale is … Continue reading

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House move: my own four walls at last

This was the major event this weekend. I was originally going to rent a furnished house, which in fact are hard to come by and cost a lot of money. The staff at work insisted that I didn’t do that, … Continue reading

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