Lily Duval knows better than many the trials of construction during the Christchurch earthquake rebuild. She built a tiny house.
Duval, 27, lives in a “community” on Peterborough St. Her house sits on land shared by a few normal-sized homes without dividing fences, and the community is run by a trust.
She worked as an earthquake repair painter and watched as millions of dollars of reusable building materials went to landfill. Duval has a unique perspective.
“The architecture feels like it’s all coming from the same places,” she says. “I do worry we’ll end up in a tilt-slab city.”
Duval’s mini-house is 14 square metres (150 sq. ft.).
Photos by Doug Richardson