Bunnings Trade has sold more than 50 flat-pack homes in New Zealand in the last year, with two-bedroom 60sq m models selling from $69,000, the company says.

The business is marketing its flat-pack homes under a brand it owns, Clever Living Co., advertised as “homes that move to you.”

Prices include $69,131 plus GST for a two-bedroom 60sq m home through to $113,541 plus GST for the four-bedroom 106sq m not including land or services such as power, stormwater and water.

Des Bickerton, Bunnings’ New Zealand commercial manager, said demand had grown in the year since the launch.

“A lack of quality and affordable housing options has seen the Clever Living Co. range be really well received as an affordable option,” he said.

“With our partners, we have developed a number of different design packages with the Angus three-bedroom, two-bathroom 96sq m design being the most popular, particularly among retirees and first home buyers with young children,” Bickerton said.

“We did a lot of homework. The early result is encouraging and as we get more feedback from customers and our builder partners, we expect to make a few subtle changes over the coming years to improve the offer,” he said.

Source: NZ Herald (Anne Gibson)

Image: Clever Living Co.

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