Grand Designs New Zealand

February 2019

Season 1, Episode 4 (American Gothic)

3.0 3 x
Chris Moller meets a couple planning to build an American gothic-style house in the Titirangi bush, but are facing a struggle with bureaucracy to make their dream a reality.

Season 1, Episode 3 (Pakiri)

4.0 6 x
Sydney-based writer Scott Lawrie is moving to New Zealand and plans to build a sculptural steel house on a remote hillside. He has a tight budget and an unrelenting refusal to compromise on his "legacy".

Season 1, Episode 2 (Coromandel)

3.0 8 x
Architect Chris Moller meets a couple building an Earthship - a house constructed from recycled materials. However, the structure was designed for the Californian desert, and is untested in New Zealand's climate.

Season 1, Episode 1 (The Catlins)

3.0 4 x
Architect Chris Moller presents a look at innovative and unusual houses in New Zealand. A deer farmer intends to build a concrete house in one of the country's most remote areas - The Catlins.
October 2018

Season 2, Episode 7 (Shipping Container Home)

4.0 5 x
Chris Moller meets construction project manager David Fitzmaurice and his wife Joyce Wee who moved to Christchurch to build a home out of shipping containers after the devastating earthquakes.

Season 2, Episode 6 (Modern Day Castle)

4.0 6 x
Chris Moller meets Andy Macbeth and Jo Denton, Christchurch earthquake refugees, who are building a new life and a modern-day fortress against the elements in alpine Queenstown.

Season 2, Episode 5 (French House)

3.0 2 x
Francophiles Sarah & Philippe Lods build a modernist home reminiscent of Parisian apartments using industrial materials such as concrete & steel in an historic inner-city Auckland suburb. Presented by Chris Moller.

Season 2, Episode 4 (Stilt House)

4.0 5 x
Architect Chris Moller meets a family who are building an experimental home on Wellington's Kapiti Coast, raised on stilts that are only metres from the high tide mark at Pukerua Bay.

Season 2, Episode 3 (Rusty House)

4.0 5 x
A couple escape the city to live a quiet life in an isolated Northland bay. They set about building an architectural showpiece - angled walls & rooflines clad in rusty weathering steel - that blends into the area.

Season 2, Episode 2 (Hemp Home)

4.0 12 x
Architect Chris Moller meets couple Greg Whitham and Gayle Avery who want to build a rustic French farmhouse-style home for their extended family, aiming to do so using hemp as a building material.