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Mānawa Construction: We're a team that came together out of our love for Homes with Heart.

Brenton, Tom, Shaye and Alice - We were 4 people on our own individual journeys. But we had a few things in common that made our paths cross... We all understood that there was a better way to live... A beautiful and connected way - in homes built of natural and healthy materials, existing within communities that promote connection and love.

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Tom and Shaye (from diyhousebuilding.com) first met Brenton when he volunteered to help with the Natural Earthen Plaster on their Strawbale cottage. Their first impressions of Brenton were "Hippy meets Metallica". But they quickly grew to admire the skill and knowledge that lay beneath his impressive dreadlocks. This was the beginning of many projects that they would work on together...

And then Brenton fell in love with Alice - a participant at a natural building workshop on Waiheke Island. Alice's impeccable orginisation skills quickly saw her become a valuable member of the team. You have never seen such an organised inbox in your entire life!

Our first projects as a group came together very organically... Shaye's creative flair got the designs together for a lovely client, and she called on Brenton to help with the project management and construction. Brenton asked Tom to be his assistant (Toms background in Engineering and his freaky intellect makes him an asset to any project!) and then Alice helped with administration. It just happened - and it happened so naturally and beautifully that many more enquiries started poring in. Mānawa Construction was born!

Get Advice and Assistance On Any Alternative Building Project

As a team we've had experience in Strawbale building, cob building, adobe building, earthships, timber construction, Tiny House Construction, Earthen plastering, natural renovations, bottle walls, tadelakt plastering - and more. We would love the opportunity to gain experience in tree house construction for permanent living as well as any other weird/wacky/eco/alternative projects you have in mind.

We have a wide network of connections and often call on these amazing individuals to work with us if they can bring expertise in a new area to the table.

So if you have a building project you're thinking of - listed here (or not!) we would love to hear from you. It makes us excited to see people stepping outside the box and we just love being a part of that!

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Below are some images of Mānawa projects

tiny house doris jean

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tiny house manawa

tiny house manawa

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tiny house towing

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tiny house lucy

tiny house lucy

tiny house lucy

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green tiny house

green tiny house

green tiny house

green tiny house

green tiny house

green tiny house

green tiny house

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strawbale cottage

strawbale cottage

strawbale cottage

strawbale cottage

strawbale cottage

strawbale cottage

strawbale cottage

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