We're looking at purchasing a property on the Kapiti Coast; our preferred option is to buy a section and put something new on it. One way we thought of managing this (to keep it affordable) is to initially put on an affordable smallish house (not a tiny home!) to be used as a rental and potentially holiday home, but in a few years expand it so it's large enough for a full family home (at which point we'd make it our permanent home).
This has led us to think about prefab housing, including modular options, given the relatively affordable cost and quick build times.
Has anyone had experience with or thoughts on such building methods, and recommendations (or not!) of particular companies providing such options, ideally in the lower North Island?
The company that sparked our interest is Greenhaven Homes, which recently opened a show home in Manakau (north of Otaki); we're planning on visiting them this weekend, but I'd be interested in any other recommendations. I know of Matrix Homes as well, but a family member got seriously d!cked around by them so am not so sure of their competence to manage projects.
Thanks for any advice.