I’ve solved the affordable housing situation

Len Brown and Labour have over-reached with their affordable housing schemes. I am not one though to let them flail ahead without some sort of solution being proposed.

I think I have found the possible solution…and they are eminently affordable….and even better I am sure we can make some sort of cool contra arrangement under our Free Trade Agreement.

light steel villa


There are many different versions too…check out their website, you will be impressed.

There are even cheaper solutions made from containers…so Labour could actually offer to give a free house to the indigent.

The Greens might be able to extend the proposal to include affordable holiday homes since they are so cheap.

There you go, don’t say I don’t help my political enemies.


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  • Ronnie Chow

    Insulated too .

  • caleb

    You would think we didn’t have.
    Iron Ore
    Hydro Electricity
    Unemployed labor
    $6,990 (for the cell) + $60,000 (for the council) + $200,000 (for the land banker)
    and $300,000 (in interest, for the bank)

    • Magor

      How true and how terribly sad…!

  • Harvey Wilson

    Hey I could get one of these and put wheels on it.

    • Patrick

      Similar houses have become very popular in the US because of the GFC. The USA versions look quite nice & homely too – wouldn’t mind one myself.

  • GarethsPussy

    You’d think the green MPs would lead the way and live in these.

    • Kopua Cowboy

      Steel is nothing less than Satans curse, it needs to be made from hemp before they’ll touch one

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    Don’t forget to include the cost of the flat screen, the playstation three and the Tupac Shakur and Iron Maiden posters…

  • Patrick

    Coloursteel ceilings – can’t wait to see the condensation dripping off that – great for a mushroom growing facility.

    • parorchestia

      Never been in an insulated container? You should have worked where I worked to see what a difference insulation makes.

      • Patrick

        Cold bridging is the problem, these structures need to be designed & constructed to avoid cold bridging otherwise condensation will be an issue.

  • parorchestia

    US trailer homes get knocked by social commentators and comedians, but most are very livable solutions for the poor.
    How is you checking of Len’s performance going, Cam?

  • cows4me

    Looks like there would be enough outside wall space for some nice tagging and graffiti, it could well be a winner.

  • realist

    I wonder how many houses built in NZ meet CE certification standards? The same house for NZ will be builder’s lost time (stuck in Auckland motorway traffic) 2×5 hrs/dayx14 days to build $14,000 (assuming 5 tradesmen are involved in building) + council fees $20,000+$10,000 (foundation work and concrete pad)+ $250,000 for a section in South Auckland = $300,000. There is no real cheaper option in NZ

  • philbest

    Hmmmm, seeing most of the difference between a PROPER house in an affordable city in the USA and any equivalent here is mostly land value, I think we should focus on that. BTW you CAN get “houses” something like the illustration, in some affordable US cities, and they are under $30,000 brand new INCLUDING the serviced section….!