FAQ

Below is a brief list of some of the most frequently asked questions about the project. If you can’t find what you are looking for please feel free to contact us directly.
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. The cost of titles may range from$200k – $400K. You will be building your own house – so those costs will vary. We estimate that you will need from $360K – $800K in total. Small apartments (50m2) may range from $340k- $400k in total. Medium sized (70m2 – 85m2) may range from $520K – $600K in total. The largest (100m2) may range from $650K – $800K in total.

These figures are are best approximations at present. You will need to get involved in the project to get more up to date and accurate figures.

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?
Yes. The homes and common facilities have been designed with accessibility in mind. There are a number of single level homes and a group that provides homes for people with disabilities has requested to build two homes.
Can I rent?
Our houses will be all individually owned, and we expect some of them will be available for rent. If you are interested in renting, contact us via the contacts page.
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.

Ahi Wai - Eco Neighbourhood

Shaun Davison and Carmel Henry
Regent
Whangarei 0112
09 4372120