Coming up on Grand Designs New Zealand

Grand Designs New Zealand 

Sundays 8.30pm on TV3 and on 3NOW 

Repeats on Saturday 5pm on TV3 

Episode 8: Earthquake Rebuild A Christchurch family is determined to stay in South Brighton despite ongoing earthquakes, the fact their house is built on a destabilised sand dune.

Andrei and Abby Martin are going to demolish their damaged cottage and build a prototype earthquake-proof home that can withstand shakes, create its own power and - in the case of future quakes – be able to feed it back to their neighbours.

Andrei is determined his home will ‘give back’ to his community who not only helped each other during the quakes, but raised money to fund an experimental treatment for a rare terminal cancer he is living with.