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Quake survivors ditch the high-life for the ‘bus life’ | Stuff.co.nz

The stained wood-paneling was Amber Macintosh's idea, and she did sanding and staining for the fit-out.

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The stained wood-paneling was Amber Macintosh’s idea, and she did sanding and staining for the fit-out.

It took another five years, a post-traumatic stress breakdown for Cleverley and post-natal depression for Macintosh, before they acted on their mid-quake epiphany. Cleverley spent 2016 converting an old school bus bought on Trade Me and the pair, along with their children, Jake, 6, and Daisy, 4, swapped corporate office jobs for life on the road.

Source: Quake survivors ditch the high-life for the ‘bus life’ | Stuff.co.nz

Earthquake art from Christchurch auctioned | Stuff.co.nz

http://static.stuff.co.nz/1439522261/915/12424915.jpgLath Dining Chair by Tim McGurk and Trudo Wylaars.

Deconstructing lath for reuse in fine furniture was a tedious business, Arnott says, but the results are immensely sturdy and eye-catching seats. They are the “only chairs like this in the world”, Arnott says.

Oh, somebody somewhere might have built chairs from lath, but not lath from quake-condemned 19 Admirals Way. It’s this New Zealand backstory that imbues the objects with such interest, says Canterbury Museum exhibitions manager Neil Phillips.

via Earthquake art from Christchurch auctioned | Stuff.co.nz.

New Zealand Student Builds Tiny Home From Material Salvaged After an Earthquake

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Stefan’s home measures just 215 square feet and his main aim when building it was to create a comfortable home while keeping the building costs down. While the home is sustainable, Stefan does not consider himself a dedicated greenie or tree hugger. He simply did what he had to given the circumstances.

via New Zealand Student Builds Tiny Home From Material Salvaged After an Earthquake.