We build three bedroom earth homes including road access, construction, alternative energy and an eco waste system for $150,000*. A sustainable model, with no pollution. There are Architect Plans for consented 1, 3 and 5 bedrooms homes available. We have helped 50 families with their housing solutions – (Nov’16)

Our Whare Uku | Rammed Earth House design comprises of:

  • A cement stabilised, reinforced concrete slab
  • Muka (flax-fibre) reinforced rammed earth wall panels
  • A concrete ring beam cast in situ on top of the walls
  • A Pacific gull-wing roof on exposed rafters
  • An Eco-efficient modern family home with clean lines

We support whanau to occupy Whenua Maori in a sustainable and planned approach to ensure Tamariki have a safe and healthy upbringing based on Tikanga Maori values.

  • Development of whanau plans that include housing aspirations
  • Facilitation of whanau hui and pros and cons of establishing trusts
  • Matauranga Maori used to connect whanau through whakapapa, history and land
  • On-site visits to provide advice on papakainga development
  • Infrastructure- Roading, water, waste and power knowledge
  • Energy – solar power, wind, hydro, and mauri model advice
  • Support to navigate external agencies – local government (councils), Maori land court, banks
  • Planning support to receive building and resource consents
  • Financial literacy training and alternative economy knowledge
  • Permaculture and organic production advice for whanau and whenua Maori.
  • Interior design for inter-generational living and hazard proofed.
  • Housing, land and whenua efficiency
  • Rammed earth housing experts in construction, training and design
  • Geotechnical earth testing
  • Knowledge based on experience

Sweat equity, available resources and capital all play a part in construction costs. Families may be eligible for support through Kainga Whenua loans, housing assistance or a mortgage.


Rau Hoskings speaks to the communityCONSULTATION

  • We have a relationship with the whanau from the beginning
  • We help with the planning stages
  • Assist families with obtaining resource and building consent
  • Advice on establishing family trusts
  • Advice for whanau reconnecting with their Ancestral Lands


  • With communities and whanau/families
  • With decision-making
  • Help reinforce whanau commitment to their land and housing
  • We advocate on behalf of groups locally, nationally and internationally


Our commitment to working the land extends to running regular courses for those interested in Whare Uku | Rammed Earth Housing, growing food for families and sustainable living.  Click here for more information


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