Could relocatable ‘crane-a-homes’ solve our housing crisis?

  • Living in a tiny, relocatable home about the size of a single car park might not be for everybody.

But former Nelson city councillor Seddon Marshall thinks his “crane-a-home” idea could be a real solution for the affordable housing shortage.

Marshall, who has been involved in the building industry for 65 years, has written a detailed proposal and secured meetings with the Nelson city and Tasman district councils to explore his ideas further.

His “crane-a-home” design was six-by-three metres and included a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and laundry.

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MARION VAN DIJK

Seddon Marshall has a proposal to address Nelson’s affordable housing issue, by building small, relocatable homes.