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Otara Simple House

### ODT Online Fri, 22 Oct 2010
Government opens its first ‘simple’ house
The Government has opened its first “simple house” today – its answer to streamlining the design and build process to allow first-time home buyers affordable housing. Building and Construction Maurice Williamson opened the house designed by Stephen Smith and built by Housing New Zealand in the south Auckland suburb of Otara. Mr Smith’s design won the Starter Home Design Competition run by the Department of Building and Housing. NZPA
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s3architects – DBH Starter Home, Preston Rd

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### nzherald.co.nz 5:11 PM Friday Oct 22, 2010
A new era in affordable housing
A spokesperson for housing New Zealand told NZPA the home would cost $1835 per sq metre (including GST) and assumed that the section was ready to build on. NZPA
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