Living Home Planned for Taylor’s Mistake - Abodo Wood
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Living Home Planned for Taylor’s Mistake

New Zealand’s first “Living Building” home will soon be underway at Taylor’s Mistake in Christchurch.

Architectural designer Craig Jarvis is building the home for his family in accordance with the principles of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).

In accordance with LBC principles, it is Jarvis’s goal to achieve perfect harmony between environmental impact, economy and beauty.

The small but efficient 88 square metre home will be “triple net zero” in terms of water, waste and energy. Curved laminated beams, and an extensive green roof will cloak the home, and a modular portable kitchen will allow cooking inside and outside.

It is expected that Abodo’s Sand Decking will be used on the exterior deck area. More than 150 Living Buildings have been built around the world, but only one has been completed in New Zealand – a commercial building, designed by Jasmax for the Tuhoe Iwi.

Abodo Wood had significant involvement with the Tuhoe build – supplying Cladding and Decking, along with FSC® certified radiata pine clearwood for the interior.


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Timber: Vulcan Cladding

Type: Rusticated 90x20MM

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Note: The figures given here include 10% wastage and are approximate only. Final order quantities are the buyer’s responsibility and should be checked and verified prior to order placement. Abodo will not accept liability for over or under-ordered items. Thank you!


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