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Little Greenie Design & Build

Little Greenie Design & Build is a building service company based on the design principles of the Little Greenie building; providing unsurpassed comfort and energy performance for your dollar.

If you are looking to build and want a highly performing house then start the process by coming to stay in Little Greenie - then you'll understand the difference. You will experience for yourself the whole-house thinking and the all season comfort and wellbeing that Little Greenie provides. You'll get an insight into the temperature control, the energy efficiency and the low maintenance secrets that Little Greenie Design & Build specialises in.

Your build can benefit from Little Greenie Design and Build’s wide experience, attention to detail and award winning thinking. Come and stay or call us for a chat about your needs.

How We Can Help You

  • Come and try Little Greenie - experience the difference
  • Optimize your house design for your site
  • Build your house of any size based on Little Greenie principles
  • Project manage your build
  • Oversee the construction process for your house
  • Guarantee the standard of your insulation to achieve a highly effective thermal envelope (HERs rating verified)
  • Advice for you based on wide practical experience
  • Troubleshooting your insulation or retrofit
  • Project management, oversight and delivery for your insulation or retrofit


Here are a couple of excerpts from recent testimonials, read the full stories on the Testimonials page.

Nathan and Jodie Fa’avae:

Sleeping in tents, snow caves and living in the outdoors was normal. Any building in comparison to a snow cave is going to feel warm. As frequent travellers, we had not spent a full winter in NZ for over a decade, always escaping to the Northern hemisphere or Pacific Islands. Lawrence’s claims were against the flow of all the other information we had access to, even building engineers and so called experts… read on…

Karen Burnett and Ed Solly:

We have liked that Lawrence is constantly thinking about the most efficient and cost effective way to solve a dilemma and has often approached us with “Hey I’ve been thinking about …” and “I have another idea, what about…”. We have felt confident… read on…

Experience It For Yourself

Anyone looking at building future proofed, energy efficient eco-buildings would be advised to come and stay in Little Greenie. Then you'll understand the difference.

As far as we know this is the most insulated, low-energy and low maintenance home in New Zealand and the living experience is like nothing else. And these aren't just words, we've built it and proved it, now you can experience it and make up your own mind.

If you are a builder, architect, engineer or just plain interested in eco-construction you will find this eye-opening. Why not come and experience sustainable housing in action?

If you like the feel of the Little Greenie eco-home then Little Greenie Design & Build can design and build it for you! Contact us to book a stay in Little Greenie today.

Independent Report

A report, independently prepared for the Hikurangi Foundation and the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) by Housing Analyst Verney Ryan was released April 21st 2011. It shows that Kiwi homebuilders could be getting significantly better performance for their money.

You don’t have to pay heaps to build a warm and low maintenance house. Little Greenie shows for your money you could get significantly better performance – more comfort, reduced costs and higher financial returns.

How We Work

  • Proven award winning design principles
  • Personal approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Handpicked quality tradesmen contractors
  • Whole house thinking
  • Keeping the integrity of your idea through actual delivery