How 1 house offers 2 homes 

  • Buying your first home has never been tougher. In this On the Ladder series, Stuff talks to Kiwis who’ve made it onto the property ladder and others who, by choice or not, are still renting.

Like most young New Zealanders, Hamish Stirrat, director of Fabricate Architects, and Nicole Tweddell thought they’d been shut out of the housing market.

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From left: Hamish Stirrat and Nicole Tweddell, with Amy Heslop, daughter Ivy and partner Tomas Snedden. The two families share a house in Grey Lynn.