Shell and Lee’s decision to build came just before the beginning of COVID, a scary time for all, but they decided to push forward anyway.
“The first time we were introduced to the section in Bell block Taranaki, the sun was setting over Mt Taranaki, it felt special, we decided to run with it,” says Shell.
Originally from the UK, Shell and Lee have rented homes both in England and Aotearoa, after making the decision to make the big move to Taranaki 6 years ago, bringing their impeccably trained dog Bodhi with them. Pumpkin, the cat, is a born and bred Taranaki local and was the perfect addition to the family. Bodhi and Pumpkin come complete with matching fur and attitudes too - gorgeous!
After looking at the existing property market for a while, Shell and Lee couldn't find a home that offered what they were looking for. Opting to build gave them a blank canvas to create a home that suits their lifestyle and budget.