From a deconsecrated church to a 31-hectare section, these great little one bedders in the South Island are big on possibilities.
Downsizing is more popular than ever and one-bedroom homes offer so much potential. Take advantage of a chance to step on the property ladder and enjoy them as is, or bide your time while you plan your next step in developing the property.
A great location or special views can mean they make a perfect retreat without investing too much money. Whatever your needs, these great little one bedders in the South Island are big on possibilities.
1. Pristine bay
This big forested waterfront block is the ideal starter kit for someone wanting to make long-term plans to enjoy the pristine environment of the Sounds. Some hard work has already been done, with a septic tank connected to a toilet block with two showers and toilets.
There’s also a little hut offering shelter to campers, an outdoor fireplace and fresh water. The property has shares in a jetty, with mooring on offer.
Development of this magical setting will only be limited by your imagination.
2. Original features
This old Reefton church has been mucked around a bit on the exterior but it wouldn’t take much to restore the charm of the original façade.
Inside it’s a different story with woodwork detailing intact, including the pretty arched windows, the original altar and dramatic ceiling.
There’s a lot that needs to be done connecting services and adapting living space, but this could be a very rewarding project on a large site that offers plenty of options.
3. TLC wanted
Situated on a nice level site, this little Westport cottage needs some TLC on the interiors and a tidy up outside but offers a great chance to realise your dream of owning your own home.
The open plan kitchen and living opens outside through sliders and can be easily transformed with a fresh coat of paint and new drapes.
The double bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and the bathroom is supplemented by a separate laundry. Practical living at a great price.
4. Little sweetie
This little Timaru sweetie already has plenty of welcoming homely touches. The fireplace and wood burner will warm winter evenings and there’s great flow from the living area to the deck and pretty fenced garden.The spacious rooms give the feeling of a much larger house ideal for both first-home buyers and downsizers.
There’s also the bonus of a shed, covered wood pile and carport on the generous site.
5. Jump on the ladder
Say goodbye to the landlord and move into this sunny, bright one bedder in Christchurch. Sliding doors open to a generous deck and low maintenance site.
The bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and there’s nothing to be done to the tidy bathroom. Plus there’s an internal access garage offering plenty of storage.
This really is great buying in a convenient location, with plenty of opportunities to add your own decorative touches.