Grand Designs NZ Episode 3 is all about the great escape.

Solo dad Sky Mason of Tairua has a piece of land he wants to build on. But it’s no ordinary site – it’s on an island 10km off-shore, which means it’s also off-grid.

Mason’s a local lad who knows what he’s doing. He trained as a builder, and is now a successful property developer and a “big fish” in the community. We can see he’s putting his mark on the place – he’s literally carving up the hillside above the town to build low-density eco-built housing. He’s also upgrading the marina.


Grand Designs ships out to an island in the third episode of the current series, following Sky Mason as he builds his dream holiday home on Slipper Island off the Coromandel Peninsula.


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