Huia Orchard Development

This site is a small orchard property at Aongatete, just south of Katikati and north of Tauranga City.


My clients, a professional consulting couple, purchased the property which was sectioned off from a larger orchard, for the development of a home and lifestyle. The attraction to this property were the wetlands and rural outlook that would be enjoyed from the intended house site (where the car is).


The development was designed to incorporate two stages. The first stage being an implement shed and a small cottage. The implement shed has a shower and toilet with external access for orchard workers and also boasts a lean-to shelter with a sink bench and electrical outlet. This shed also houses the owner’s mini tractor and other rural “toys”.

Te Shed



The cottage will be a future guest house but in the meantime will offer accommodation for the owners when they come from Auckland on the weekends, and also while building the house proper.



The cottage has just been completed, November 30, and was placed into this hollow.




Looking back south over the wetlands.



The main house, Stage 2, is to look like this …



The main staircase will be like this …



and is modelled on this stair from the clients previous home.



Construction has commenced as of 22nd August 2016.


Foundations complete. Feature tilt slab walls standing. All ready for concrete floor slab pour.


Main steel portal frames now standing in place and main level walls framed up. Work progressing on upper floor.