What does home mean to you? What makes your house a home? Is it where you are warm and dry, safe and sound? Is it where you gather with your family, where you store your stuff, measure your kids’ growth spurts on the dining room door frame? Where you escape the world and rejuvenate in peace and privacy? We meet some New Zealanders who generously opened their homes to us, revealing a huge range of what ‘home’ means to people – and why it matters to all of them.

Ana TN

At home in the city

Ana, Rob, Aro and Chester Barbono in their apartment

Gypsy TN

On the move

The Ashtons and their house truck

Hinerangi TN

The meaning of home

Tangata Whenua is important to Hinerangi Himiona

Keith TN

At home on the waves

Louise Gavin and Keith Nolan on their house boat

Bryce TN

Everything we need

Bryce and Rasa in their tiny home

Sarada TN

Home away from home

Sarada and Jeetan's home reflects their Nepali culture

Celestina TN

A forever home

The Sumby Cruickshanks family live in a converted church

Oruawharo TN

A home with history

Peter and Dianne Harris in their restored treasure

Bree TN

Home sweet home

Bree Graczyk and Marisa Schuler in their cosy caravan

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