Just got this email from Cliff, a long time reader in NZ. This is a nice looking home!
“In my surfing looking for New Zealand thatch houses (which are rare) I came across this and thought you might find it interesting. I find I learn a lot from history about the way things were built years ago. In NZ you either made it or you didn’t have it. So using locals materials wasn’t just preference, it was the only option.