Lifestyle Home Experts
A lifestyle section is a small rural piece of land. They are usually located on the outskirts of larger cities and are often near smaller towns. They are not large farms, but they are larger than sections you can find in town.
The smaller sections are great for those who want more space around their house and the smaller town lifestyle, while larger land sizes are for those who want a few animals as well.
Stroud Homes Hamilton is an expert lifestyle builder and have experience in building on larger sections.
Director Andrea Kim tells us more about building lifestyle homes, for those who are looking to move out of the city and into the country.
It is becoming more and more popular, especially with Covid lockdowns.
As the size of land in the city get smaller and smaller, more people are choosing to commute and get a lifestyle section 20-30 mins away.
Before you choose a lifestyle section you need to make sure you are okay with the extra upkeep that comes with a larger section.
More land means fewer neighbours, but also more grass to mow and/or animals to look after. You also need to make sure that you are okay with the commute into town for things like work, high schools, activities, and shops.
Some lifestyle sections offer a town connection to water or sewerage and some have a bore for water. These are bonuses when looking at land as they make the overall cost less. We can do a design for septic and/or water storage with any of our plans.
When building a lifestyle home you aren’t restricted to specific sizes and shapes as much as in the city so you can choose from any of our 100+ designs (though some sections do have covenants with minimum size requirements which need to be checked).
One of my favourite lifestyle section designs is the Pauanui as it offers great entertaining options and I love the extra garage option.
Our lifestyle homes offer great indoor/outdoor flow with great options for entertaining both inside and outside.
Our fully loaded inclusions fit in perfectly with the high spec that you want in a lifestyle home and our house and granny flats are perfect for those wanting to be close to family or have a rental option.
Challenges with these projects include getting the septic/water system right as it can be hard to determine exact costs before getting a design.
Also if the section is further out there may be extra freight costs from suppliers and travel costs from tradies.
If you’re looking to build a lifestyle home in the Hamilton area, get in touch today!
If you are dreaming about a new home and are looking for a builder in Hamilton you can trust, contact Andrea and Teayoung Kim on 027 950 1120 or 022 076 5994 with any questions or via their Facebook page.
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