A modular “show home” has been installed on our next door field:
This is two units, end-to-end, each intended to house a single worker. It all happened very quickly in the week before Christmas. First, measurements were marked out and concrete slabs laid, then the pre-built unit was delivered.
Made in Nelson, they are built and promoted by Ecotech Homes, and intended to be temporary relocatable accommodation for rebuild workers. They are 2.9 metres high, have a glass door and windows at the front, and a tiny deck area.
I haven’t been inside, but Stephen has and says there’s room for a bed and a small table, plus a kitchen area, and a bathroom. The idea is that multiple units could be installed side by side, or even on top of each other, to make up a workers’ village.
Apparently Ecotech have resource consent to leave these ones here until March. No-one is allowed to live in them and they may not be staffed full time. Anyone interested will have to phone and a salesperson will come and meet with them.
“It’s like a single person’s hut
with privacy when door is shut.”