The Ecobob Cafe is for people interested in eco living to socialise and to share ideas and information.
26 Sep '16 11:36 PM
Building design, construction and renovations
This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.
29 Sep '16 02:35 PM
Real estate and property development
Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.
18 Sep '16 04:07 PM
Switching to Solar Power
Questions, comments or advice about going solar. Solar power is becoming more affordable in New Zealand, but there are still a lot of questions on many people's minds; what size to get, what solar panels, what about storage for solar?
15 Sep '16 11:25 AM
EV Forum - The Electric Vehicle Discussion Board
Chat and ask EV enthusiasts questions about the latest electric vehicle models, from Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW, Nissan and more. Find info about charging stations and self-driving cars.
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Dilapidated house on rural block
I have just bought a large block. There is a building on site that is in poor shape, I'm guessing abandoned 10 or more years ago. The building itself is about 4x7, with a carport about 3x7, giving roughly 7x7 ...
I'm looking at building my own home in the nelson region and have been a bit confused about building law.
I understand some of the various rules but the one about not employing anyone on the build has got me a ...
By Two Dogs
SIP & CLT - importing vs using NZ products
Hi all. I've started planning our first build. I'm learning a lot through my dad, who is an architect who has been building passive houses back home. However, he can't help me much with this one: does anyone here have ...
How to finish relocatable
I have had a new house transported to site and placed on stumps.
The plans call for 12kn fixings. The center stumps are 150 and the bearers are 45x2 = 90, leaving 60mm gap, 30mm on each side. The side ...
Clay for earth ovens
Hi does anyone know a good value source of clay to build an earth oven? The clay doesn't need to be of a high quality and I don't want to pay for pottery clay. Ideally I would prefer to dig ...
Windows to AS2047 or AS2208
A quick check -- will NZ accept conformity to Aussie compliance ?
By tobias kraus
We're just about to move into an Adobe Mud-brick eco house, off the grid, batteries, solar, windmill .... etc ... You will see by my questions below that I know NOTHING as yet about living in an eco house ...
Lets start a Eco Village/community Near Wellington
We are a family (mum dad 2 kids) living in Wellington suburbs, wanting to find like minded people who want to invest in land with us and start an Eco village near wellington. We are ready to leave mainstream living ...
We are looking to fix up some old weatherboards on the oldest part of our house (built circa 1930). The interesting thing about these weatherboards is that they aren't bevel back (common for the time) but they are just ...