"A full colour illustrated history of New Zealand's state housing traditions featuring modern-day examples of 14 state houses located around...

"A full colour illustrated history of New Zealand's state housing traditions featuring modern-day examples of 14 state houses located around...

Patrick Street state houses in Petone, New Zealand were the first state houses built in the world in 1905.

Patrick Street state houses in Petone, New Zealand were the first state houses built in the world in 1905.

State House teatowel by Genevieve Packer

State House teatowel by Genevieve Packer

First state house in NZ, built in 1937 by Labour government.  It was based on the principle that decent housing was a fundamental right for all New   Zealanders :))

First state house in NZ, built in 1937 by Labour government. It was based on the principle that decent housing was a fundamental right for all New Zealanders :))

In New Zealand we have what they call "State Houses." They are a NZ icon, a piece of Kiwiana. I think they are perfection. The ideal of today, of America is bigger, bigger, bigger. I dream of an enormous life, I don't think that has to include a disastrous McMansion.

In New Zealand we have what they call "State Houses." They are a NZ icon, a piece of Kiwiana. I think they are perfection. The ideal of today, of America is bigger, bigger, bigger. I dream of an enormous life, I don't think that has to include a disastrous McMansion.

NZ State House Cushions - Genevieve Packer

NZ State House Cushions - Genevieve Packer

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