How much will the homes cost?
There are several things that need to occur before we can accurately assess the cost, so at the moment we can only give you some preliminary broadscale estimates. For a more accurate pricing, we need the detailed design of the infrastructure and landscape. Then we need the surveyor and the real estate agent to come up with a price for the sections – only then will we know for certain what the price will be. This will exclude the price for the houses.
The village incorporates a range of house sizes, from small suites to family homes. Homes can be constructed by the project’s preferred builder, Catalyst Homes, who will be negotiating favourable pricing with suppliers. Alternatively, residents may choose to build themselves or in collaboration with others. The final cost of your building will therefore be dependent upon a number of variables.
When are you expecting to build?
We obtained resource consent in February 2020 and will be commissioning detailed design work through the winter of 2020. We anticipate site development works to commence on the land later in 2020.
How do I get involved?
There are different ways of becoming involved. We are always keen to meet new people who are looking to make the world a better, more sociable and sustainable place. Just send us an email.
To get to know the community you can request our newsletter via the contacts page, get a feeling for what we are up to ans join us for our events. You can help by spreading the word and sharing our Facebook page as well.
You can become a member of the community via taking part in our monthly meetings and eventually buying a section. If you are seriously considering that, contact us.
If you want to share your knowledge and talents, maybe consider offering a talk or a workshop on subjects that are of interest to our community. Contact us and we’ll talk about possibilities to make it happen.
How soon can I become financially involved in Ahi Wai?
We expect that interested parties will have the opportunity to invest within the next few months. Give us a call if you are interested.
How will the design and build process work?
You will buy a section off us and will be responsible for paying for the construction of your own house. We strongly encourage all future community members to work with the village’s preferred architect and building contractor. We believe this will achieve the most functional and coherent character to our future neighbourhood. In exceptional circumstances we will consider alternative designs from qualified architects, provided that those designs are clearly consistent with the design themes that run through the rest of the project. Final discretion for accepting alternative designs will rest with us.
Are the homes designed for accessability?
Can I rent?
Are pets allowed?
We are generally pet-friendly because we consider pets to be part of our families. A small dog or a cat would definitely be a possibility.