The Project

Climate Safe House is a community-lead, multi-decade project that aims to develop housing for areas vulnerable to coastal changes caused by climate change. 

2016 – 2020

Over the next three years we aim to:

1. Conduct research into:Some of the Otago Polytechnic students with their house models.

  • Existing housing stock in flood hazard zones.
  • The perception of flood risk by residents in flood hazard zones.
  • Plans for a possible future response to flood risk by residents in flood hazard zones.

2. Design and construct a house/houses that is/are:

  • Healthy to live in.
  • Affordable.
  • Transportable, so you could move with it if you had to.
  • Modular, so it can grow with your family.
  • Energy efficient.

3. Engage:2016-11-17-17-53-54-1024x765-800x598-640x478

  • Students.
  • Residents.
  • Decision makers.
  • Industry including the banking and insurance sector.

4. Provide a blueprint:

  • For future house builders
  • for other organisations
  • for local and national government

2020 – 2030

Develop and implement climate safe housing and community-focused solutions.

2030 – 2040

Facilitate development of sustainable, climate safe settlements.