Moving Houses: From small house for two to very large villa for family

Review: Don’t you love the idea of ​​serendipity presenting an affordable housing solution for all families?

Precisely what happens when business development engineer Robin Doyle and retail manager Jeff Hirawani shop for a shed to be placed on some land they own taki on the Kāpiti Coast.

To find a massive villa along with the shed, make a “ridiculous” offer of $ 50,000 (via text) for the lot and get it. “We were almost dancing around our little house,” Jeff said.

NEW: Jeff (left), Rob and Clarke Gayford look at the old villa in the area.  They bought a five-bedroom villa and the shed for $ 50k.

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NEW: Jeff (left), Rob and Clarke Gayford look at the old villa in the area. They bought a five-bedroom villa and the shed for $ 50k.

They invite their parents to come and live with them. Robin’s parents will live in the current children’s cottage on the ground, and Jeff’s mother will live in another small annex – “the east wing of the property”.

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And that’s not all. The children, who have been together for seven years, have a mixed family with five children, and they want to create a shelter floor for their family.

And they said they would do the Sunday barbecue, just as their parents would do for them as children. “We’re going to make a tradition again,” Jeff said.

What could be better?  A house and land for Rob and Jeff everything, pictured here on the tack ??  taki beach.

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What could be better? A house and land for Rob and Jeff everything, pictured here on the tack ?? taki beach.

The pair already know the 100-year-old villa and admire it from afar. And then they looked inside: “We just opened the door and went to‘ woah ’,” Jeff said.

The house has a large stud, large living room, five bedrooms and a new kitchen. But it needed a makeover, and the boys, with good DIY skills, decided to do it before moving house, which could be the first – still need to be split in half for the move.

Their large land will happily fit in the house along with the other two homes for the parents. But there is a proviso – it is on a flood plain and the house needs to be raised 1.8m above ground level. But the outlook should improve.

The land is also significant for Rob – formerly owned by his aunt, who has a homestead here.

Gayford (right) assists Jeff in destroying an extension.

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Gayford (right) assists Jeff in tearing down an extension.

The house was divided into two halves, and the roof was removed before it was set.  Everyone is worried about bad clouds.

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The house was divided into two halves, and the roof was removed before it was set. Everyone is worried about bad clouds.

Clarke Gayford helps them strip off the exterior paint in preparation for the move, and clearly hot work. He also examines the little blue little house they currently live in, which will be the home of Robin’s parents. Gayford wasn’t bothered with the exterior color, which we gathered happened by accident (how does it happen?), But he said the interior was “genius”.

It was amazing to see all the work the two kids put into the restoration. We saw them pull out a decaying extension added in the ’60s or’ 70s, showing how well the original house lasted.

We love the way Gayford finds a bit of history surrounding the house. He keeps track of the original family members who lived in the house. They rejoice that it will not go away and be restored to its former glory.

Jeff Hirawani (left) hails from Paeroa, while Rob Doyle’s family is based in Kapiti.  They will soon be together.

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Jeff Hirawani (left) hails from Paeroa, while Rob Doyle’s family is based in Kapiti. They will soon be together.

The roof and supports are raised to be delivered separately.

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The roof and supports are raised to be delivered separately.

Jeff called it “The Duke” because it looked so beautiful, but it was known as Te Moana locally, and that’s what Gayford calls it.

The local story said that the owner fancied the second wife, who was half his age. To court him, he had to pay for a trip to London. Apparently, he paid for separate cabins, “the whole work”, Gayford said. “By the end of it, the cabins are one.”

After working right away on Christmas break, it’s time for the move. Paul Britton of Britton’s Housemovers is overseeing the project, which will be in four parts – two for the house, one for the roof and another move for the shed.

FINISH: Landscaping will still be done, but the house will be completed outside and in.

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FINISH: Landscaping will still be done, but the house will be completed outside and in.

Now that the paint has been removed, you can actually see the bones of the old house. “They got a good one,” Britton said. “Because they’re not all good.”

At less than 2km, the move seemed straightforward, though we’re not sure why they chose to do it in time of the rush – yes Ōtaki has one. Surely at night it would make more sense – as they do in cities?

They had to lower the house to scrape under power lines, and there were cars parked on the road. But being this Ōtaki, they are able to knock on doors and find owners to move most of them.

The children kept the interior of the villa in keeping with its character.

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The children kept the interior of the villa in keeping with its character.

One of the best parts of this show was watching these massive trucks move a large millimeter of the house to ensure a perfect fit as they lower it into place. They can capture precise movements. Mautak.

Everyone was staring at the bad rain clouds, but the roof fell on the house at the right time to prevent a flood inside.

And before we know it Gayford is already doing the Grand Designs-style drive-up to see the finished product.

Jeff's love for plants was evident throughout the house.

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Jeff’s love for plants was evident throughout the house.

Jeff and Rob did an amazing job. The whole villa is beautifully painted inside and out. The interior features lots of plants, soft curtains and character features appropriate to the villa’s season.

Oddly enough, however, they put a two-story, walk-in wardrobe in their bedroom that was hiking but the stairs to pick up a jacket could be missed. Perhaps more about conservation.

A property valuer values ​​the asset at between $ 1.25m and $ 1.35m. They probably spent $ 715,000 to $ 730,000 on this house, shed and land, including moving. This is why you moved houses and released DIY skills. (These two are considering a new build.)

And this is about what it really is - why you’re together.

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And this is about what it really is – why you’re together.

They paid approximately $ 335,000 for the site, $ 50,000 for the home and rain, and budgeted nearly $ 330,000 to $ 350,000 for relocation and renovations (relocation costs were $ 93,500).

This is a bargain. Not only do they have a nice, big house, but they also have a barn that they can afford for family gatherings, as they can accommodate parents on the ground.

And we will say that we are very impressed with the planned accommodation for the parents. This whole set-up shows exactly where the small houses come from.

Wins the whole round.

Moving Houses screens on TVNZ 1 Tuesday, 7.30pm and TVNZ OnDemand

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