Upcycled Kiwi home a hit

As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and a local Christchurch couple turned a whole lot of trash into one incredible home.


Nestled on the hills of Banks Peninsula, this compact three-bedroom house was a labour of love for Pippin Wright Stow and his partner, Erica who set out to create a retro-industrial style home made from recycled materials.

Almost every item inside and out has a back story, from the corrugated iron cladding to the soap dishes in the bathroom, every square inch of this property has been upcycled and it’s fair to say the results are stunning.


Erica told Stuff, “This is the first family home we have built and it has been a really special opportunity for me to try out a whole lot of design ideas."

This Lyttelton landing was a joint winner of the small homes award and the residential interiors award at this year’s annual Canterbury Westland Regional Architectural Design Awards, and featured in Avenues, Your Home & Garden and Design Magazine.



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