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This free booklet is an essential guide for building your dream home

Article by Homes to Love

It’s the great Kiwi dream to build your own home, designed to suit your life and personal style. Use our free step-by-step booklet to guide your dream home journey


In this first-of-its-kind guide, we follow the story of a real-life home build from dream to reality. If you’ve ever harboured a secret desire to build your own place, this landmark home project will inspire you – and guide you every step of the way.

Knowing where to start is the hardest part so, with support from industry experts, we’ve created a booklet that offers tips and advice for everything from wallpaper to wardrobes. And our real-life family share the highs and lows of their three-year building project, from those early days of putting their vision down on paper, to that fabulous feeling when they finally moved in.

Get your own My New Home guide

Flip through the booklet above and download the step by step guide here. Or head in to see one of our experts listed below and pick up a copy of the My New Home guide from them for free.

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