22 Tuesday June 28 2016 News SELWYN TIMES Tiny house at Home Show THE DOORS will open next Friday at The Star Home & Leisure Show. More than 12,000 people visited the show last year, which runs over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The show features the latest trends and technology for home building or renovation, as well as show-only special deals on everything from spa pools to campervans. You can talk directly with the experts there to get advice or tips, watch live demonstrations or take the opportunity to try new products or technology. There will also be plenty of prizes and giveaways on offer, including a $25,000 central heating system, thanks to Central Heating New Zealand. The show will be held at Horncastle Arena on July 1-3 from 10am to 5pm, with free parking available. Entry is $8, with children under 12 free, and limited two for one entry offers available in The Star. For more information, visit www.starhomeshow.co.nz SHOW LIVING ON a yacht in Australia for 14 years with his wife and three children taught Bevan Thomas the value of a small home. It was cheap, easy-to-clean and made life a lot simpler, he said. But it wasn’t until he moved back to Christchurch three years ago that he really began to explore the potential of tiny homes. He built his first tiny home as a hobby to see if it was possible, but he said the interest had taken him by surprise. Now he is putting the finishing touches on his second, and said he would have shown hundreds of people through it, including many who are building tiny homes of their own. SHOEBOX HOUSE: Bevan Thomas and his miniature house will be on display at The Star Home & Leisure Show. The secret to his tiny homes was that they were built as a trailer, meaning they avoided a lot of the regulation around things like minimum ceiling height and the steepness of stairs. He has worked a range of jobs in the past, from sewing machine mechanic to marine trimmer to commercial pilot. The design of the homes was inspired by his work with boats and aircraft, he said. Rather than building the homes like a house, with a lot of material making them rigid but also very heavy, he used aviation monocoque techniques, which gave the structure its strength while keeping it light. He sold his first tiny home and the second will be on display at the The Star Home & Leisure Show. 500 DAYS NO PAYMENTS, * NO INTEREST Minimum purchase $499. Finance offer expires 4th July 2016. Lending criteria, $50 Annual Account Fee, Establishment Fees, terms and conditions apply. See below for terms & conditions. SAVE $ 570 Stockholm 5 Piece Dining Set This classic 5 Piece Dining Setting features an 110cm Table with 4x Eames Replica Chairs. Also available in black. was $675 now only $399 Carlton 3 Seater Chaise Simple and elegant, the Carlton features deep comfortable seats and classic square wooden feet. Removable seat and back cushions can be rotated and plumped up with ease. was $2279 now only $999 NOW 40 % OFF SAVE $ 1280 Bahamas Trundle Bed Great for sleepovers, easy to set up & the perfect solution for extra guests. was $1269 now only $699 Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch. Ph: 03 343 3204 View our collections online: targetfurniture.co.nz Offers and product prices advertised here expire Monday 11th July 2016. *500 days no payments and no interest *No Payments and no interest for 500 days (“Payment Holiday”) is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans for in-store purchases only. Not to be used in conjunction with AA Smartfuel offer. Minimum spend $499. Annual Account Fee of $50 applies. New Q Cardholder fees - $55 Establishment and $3 PPSR. Existing Q Cardholder fee - $35 Advance. Q Card Standard Interest Rate, currently 25.25% p.a. applies to any outstanding balance at end of Payment Holiday. Offer expires 04/07/16. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Rate and fees correct as at date of publication, subject to change.
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