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Stay at the literal 'Home Alone' house, now up for rent on Airbnb

This Christmas, you can be 'Home Alone' at the iconic McCallister house.

This Christmas, you can be 'Home Alone' at the iconic McCallister house.

DIY plywood bunting

Decorate your garden for the holiday season with this festive bunting.

Decorate your garden for the holiday season with this festive bunting.

Lengyel garden

A history devotee creates a flower-filled cottage garden to complement a Hawke’s Bay country villa.

A history devotee creates a flower-filled cottage garden to complement a Hawke’s Bay country villa.

Appleyard house

Heritage features sit happily alongside contemporary design at this iconic Christchurch property.

Heritage features sit happily alongside contemporary design at this iconic Christchurch property.

Thompson house

This Taranaki design store owner surrounds herself with colour and treasures.

This Taranaki design store owner surrounds herself with colour and treasures.

A house for the weird and unusual collectables

Laura Borrowdale, author, loves living in a Williamson Pole House, every she goes there is a pole or an odd corner or small space to navigate, she is a hunter of the weird and unusual so the house suites her hobby.

Laura Borrowdale, author, loves living in a Williamson Pole House, every she goes there is a pole or an odd corner or small space to navigate, she is a hunter of the weird and unusual so the house suites her hobby.

Family ditch big city to live in self-built 'clay' home in Ontario, Canada

A family who live in an off-grid self-built 'clay' home have paid no bills for over a decade - saving them $70,000 a YEAR. Their niche lifestyle means their cost of living is a whopping $70,000 CAD less than the average four person household in t...

A family who live in an off-grid self-built 'clay' home have paid no bills for over a decade - saving them $70,000 a YEAR. Their niche lifestyle means their cost of living is a whopping $70,000 CAD less than the average four person household in t...

Our gardening experts answer your lockdown questions

NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, answer your gardening questions.

NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, answer your gardening questions.

Discover Martinborough's clever home of two halves

Discover Martinborough's clever home of two halves

Discover Martinborough's clever home of two halves

Rhododendrons, azaleas and three generations of amazing gardeners

At Cross Hills Gardens & Nursery in Kimbolton, thousands of rhododendrons and azaleas bloom every spring.

At Cross Hills Gardens & Nursery in Kimbolton, thousands of rhododendrons and azaleas bloom every spring.

Best hydrangea varieties for New Zealand gardens

Plantsman and hydrangea breeder Glyn Church recommends the best hydrangeas for Kiwi conditions.

Plantsman and hydrangea breeder Glyn Church recommends the best hydrangeas for Kiwi conditions.

How to grow chillies and capsicums

Capsicums or sweet peppers are the milder-tasting members of the chilli family.

Capsicums or sweet peppers are the milder-tasting members of the chilli family.

How to style your home, when you're stuck at home

Stuff Homed reporter Kylie Klein Nixon is joined by The Block NZ winner and interior designer Amy Moore and maximalist and fellow interior design expert Evie Kemp fro some lockdown style tips.

Stuff Homed reporter Kylie Klein Nixon is joined by The Block NZ winner and interior designer Amy Moore and maximalist and fellow interior design expert Evie Kemp fro some lockdown style tips.

Skateboard house on stilts

The owner of this off-grid stilt house in Argentina wanted his own skateboard park built into the design.

The owner of this off-grid stilt house in Argentina wanted his own skateboard park built into the design.

The Landmark in Rotorua has been listed for sale

Built in 1906, The Landmark is a Category 2 heritage-listed home that has come on the market for the first time in 21 years.

Built in 1906, The Landmark is a Category 2 heritage-listed home that has come on the market for the first time in 21 years.

Home-less but free, Nope Sisters clothing founder chooses van life over 'rat race'

Brittany Cosgrove says she'd rather live out of a van than work to rent in the no-win Wellington housing market. Video first published in September 2021.

Brittany Cosgrove says she'd rather live out of a van than work to rent in the no-win Wellington housing market. Video first published in September 2021.

How to live your best life - a North Auckland couple show us how

How to live your best life - a North Auckland couple show us how.

How to live your best life - a North Auckland couple show us how.

My Green Home - young family's low-energy house in Te Anau

Vanessa and Brett Horwell wanted the warmest, most comfortable and healthy home they could afford.

Vanessa and Brett Horwell wanted the warmest, most comfortable and healthy home they could afford.

Illustrator Jenny Cooper has the right plants in the right places at her Amberley garden

Illustrator Jenny Cooper has the right plants in the right places at her Amberley garden.

Illustrator Jenny Cooper has the right plants in the right places at her Amberley garden.

Radcliffe house

See inside expat model-turned-stylist Angela Radcliffe's elegant London home.

See inside expat model-turned-stylist Angela Radcliffe's elegant London home.

Paloma Gardens: Inside the North Island's secret Garden of Eden

This secret slice of Whanganui has thousands of plants from all over the world.

This secret slice of Whanganui has thousands of plants from all over the world.

It's hard to believe this cottage garden is in Auckland

Glenys Laing has nurtured her garden on the family's dairy farm for over 50 years.

Glenys Laing has nurtured her garden on the family's dairy farm for over 50 years.

DIY newspaper plant pots for seedlings

Recycle newspaper into biodegradable plant pots.

Recycle newspaper into biodegradable plant pots.

Glasshouse, sheds and neverending flowers in Governors Bay

"I spend five days a week in the garden for at least three hours a day,” says Sharron Ballantyne.

"I spend five days a week in the garden for at least three hours a day,” says Sharron Ballantyne.

How to grow sweetcorn

Munching on a juicy cob of sweetcorn slathered in butter is a summer treat and it’s easy to grow your own.

Munching on a juicy cob of sweetcorn slathered in butter is a summer treat and it’s easy to grow your own.

How to fit a family of five on a tiny Auckland site - and have room for a pool

How to fit a family of five on a tiny Auckland site - and have room for a pool.

How to fit a family of five on a tiny Auckland site - and have room for a pool.

Make this modernist birdhouse

Make this house of birds from $5 fence pail.

Make this house of birds from $5 fence pail.

Fairytale house on the clifftop

This quaint Edwardian cottage on a clifftop in Devon has come onto the market for the first time in 20 years.

This quaint Edwardian cottage on a clifftop in Devon has come onto the market for the first time in 20 years.

Largest log house in southern US

This gigantic log house in Florida has been run as a hunting and fishing lodge. It is for sale, with an asking price of $14.53.

This gigantic log house in Florida has been run as a hunting and fishing lodge. It is for sale, with an asking price of $14.53.

Arts and Crafts house with stories to tell

By all accounts, the first owner of this Arts and Crafts house for sale in Manawatu was a colourful character.

By all accounts, the first owner of this Arts and Crafts house for sale in Manawatu was a colourful character.

Fake plant rules to live by

Use these tricks to fool even the most astute visitor.

Use these tricks to fool even the most astute visitor.

Halloween DIY: Spooky candle holders

Upgrade simple bottles into premium candle holders with this halloween DIY idea.

Upgrade simple bottles into premium candle holders with this halloween DIY idea.

What can your waste disposer handle?

What can your waste disposer handle?

What can your waste disposer handle?

Log cabin in the Coromandel bush

It's not just the log cabin that appeals on this property for sale - it's also the stream, waterfall and woodland setting.

It's not just the log cabin that appeals on this property for sale - it's also the stream, waterfall and woodland setting.

Organise your life: Paper towel holder

This might be the cutest paper towel holder you've ever had if not the only one you need.

This might be the cutest paper towel holder you've ever had if not the only one you need.

All-natural cleaning tips that really work

Rather than build a collection of detergent and antibacterial sprays in the cupboard under your kitchen sink you may be surprised to find that there are some great natural solutions already sitting in your fridge or pantry.

Rather than build a collection of detergent and antibacterial sprays in the cupboard under your kitchen sink you may be surprised to find that there are some great natural solutions already sitting in your fridge or pantry.

Make your own harvest basket

Make this pretty harvest basket out of chicken wire.

Make this pretty harvest basket out of chicken wire.

Jar decorations: tinted and fishnet-wrapped mason jars

How to use mason jars to decorate your home? Tint and wrap it with a fishnet.

How to use mason jars to decorate your home? Tint and wrap it with a fishnet.

DIY hanging plant propagator

Make this easy wall-mounted propagation stand with these step-by-step instruction from Jacob Leaf.

Make this easy wall-mounted propagation stand with these step-by-step instruction from Jacob Leaf.

Six extraordinary homes from around the world

What would it take to build your dream home? One Swiss architect spent 40 years building his cathedral-like mansion. And an English architect built a 100% natural house entirely out of cork.

What would it take to build your dream home? One Swiss architect spent 40 years building his cathedral-like mansion. And an English architect built a 100% natural house entirely out of cork.

Top tips for keeping your home safe and secure from burglars

Break-ins are one of the most common crimes committed, so when it comes to protecting your belongings and your own safety, you can’t be too careful. We take a look at some of the best ways to prevent intrusion.

Break-ins are one of the most common crimes committed, so when it comes to protecting your belongings and your own safety, you can’t be too careful. We take a look at some of the best ways to prevent intrusion.

Signs you won't be able to handle a mortgage

Thinking of buying a new house? You might want to double-check your finances before making that big decision.

Thinking of buying a new house? You might want to double-check your finances before making that big decision.

Locke garden

After 23 years, this Northland couple's garden allows them self-sufficiency in fruit and vegetables.

After 23 years, this Northland couple's garden allows them self-sufficiency in fruit and vegetables.

Coveted seaside Tauranga garden finally came this couple's way

Coveted seaside Tauranga garden finally came this couple's way.

Coveted seaside Tauranga garden finally came this couple's way.

It may be rented but this Auckland heritage apartment never looked so good

It may be rented but this Auckland heritage apartment never looked so good.

It may be rented but this Auckland heritage apartment never looked so good.

These Auckland homeowners get their mid-century groove on

These Auckland homeowners get their mid-century groove on.

These Auckland homeowners get their mid-century groove on.

Hastings project is Master Builders regional Supreme House of the Year

Redmond Builders won a major Master Builders award for this large home in a semi-rural setting in Hastings.

Redmond Builders won a major Master Builders award for this large home in a semi-rural setting in Hastings.

Meet the pets of Lockdown 2021

They love us, entertain us and keep us from going stir crazy... they're our furry Lockdown pals.

They love us, entertain us and keep us from going stir crazy... they're our furry Lockdown pals.

How to grow eggplants

With their lovely contours and glossy skin in shades of purple, white, green and black, eggplants are one of the most alluring summer crops.

With their lovely contours and glossy skin in shades of purple, white, green and black, eggplants are one of the most alluring summer crops.

At home with burlesque club boss, Verity Johnson

At home with Verity Johnson, Stuff columnist and burlesque club boss.

At home with Verity Johnson, Stuff columnist and burlesque club boss.

Melt & Pour DIY Soaps: Gradient Gemstones

Making soap can be super therapeutic, especially when it involves creating your very own radiant gemstones.

Making soap can be super therapeutic, especially when it involves creating your very own radiant gemstones.

Melt & Pour DIY Soaps: Hanging Flower Soap

Are you fed up with wet and slimy soap? Then it's time you learned how to make soap that you can hang up.

Are you fed up with wet and slimy soap? Then it's time you learned how to make soap that you can hang up.

Unique & Easy DIY Candles: Eggs for Days

Looking for a fun craft to do this weekend? Here's a super simple eggshell candle recipe you can try out at home.

Looking for a fun craft to do this weekend? Here's a super simple eggshell candle recipe you can try out at home.

Here's how you can reduce food waste in your kitchen

From tossed out cutting board scraps to forgotten refrigerator leftovers, we all waste more food than we realize.

From tossed out cutting board scraps to forgotten refrigerator leftovers, we all waste more food than we realize.

Make this retro chevron trellis

Help your climbing vines reach new heights with this easy-to-make chevron trellis.

Help your climbing vines reach new heights with this easy-to-make chevron trellis.

Plant these vegetables now if you’re planning a fall garden

Most people think of fall as the end of gardening season, but there are actually plenty of opportunities to continue harvesting

Most people think of fall as the end of gardening season, but there are actually plenty of opportunities to continue harvesting

Dixon garden

This minuscule Auckland garden has a surprisingly lush outlook.

This minuscule Auckland garden has a surprisingly lush outlook.

Two stunning Supreme Award winners for Master Builders Auckland

Two firms stood out in this year's Auckland-Coromandel-Northland Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition.

Two firms stood out in this year's Auckland-Coromandel-Northland Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition.

Hollingsworth house

This couple’s quick decision to buy an old villa at Waihī Beach has led to a happy retirement.

This couple’s quick decision to buy an old villa at Waihī Beach has led to a happy retirement.

Is this the original Grey Lynn villa do-up of the year?

Ripe for renovation after 100 years in the same family, this Grey Lynn villa is now on the market.

Ripe for renovation after 100 years in the same family, this Grey Lynn villa is now on the market.

Bill Calvert is farewelling his leaky clifftop home in Takapuna

In the 1990s, this was Bill Calvert's dream home, but it has become a leaky home over the decades, and the former Radio Hauraki "pirate" is selling up.

In the 1990s, this was Bill Calvert's dream home, but it has become a leaky home over the decades, and the former Radio Hauraki "pirate" is selling up.

Roche house

Palm Springs is a perfect fit for this expat Kiwi’s lifestyle

Palm Springs is a perfect fit for this expat Kiwi’s lifestyle

Swim City! Party underwater in this $50M California mansion

Swim City! Party underwater in this $50M California mansion

Swim City! Party underwater in this $50M California mansion

Boxwood: the constantly reimagined Taranaki garden

Jo Collins is constantly putting her personal touch on this memorable garden.

Jo Collins is constantly putting her personal touch on this memorable garden.

Award-winning house makes the most of narrow site

This contemporary house, built by Blue Summit Construction, has won the firm a Canterbury Master Builders Outdoor Living Excellence Award and a Gold Award.

This contemporary house, built by Blue Summit Construction, has won the firm a Canterbury Master Builders Outdoor Living Excellence Award and a Gold Award.

Eileen Gray's Villa E-1027 now fully restored

The stunning Mediterranean villa created by Irish-born designer Eileen Gray in the 1920s is open to the public.

The stunning Mediterranean villa created by Irish-born designer Eileen Gray in the 1920s is open to the public.

Alyce Read fell in love with caring for houseplants

Alyce Read is the 2021 winner of NZ Gardener magazine's Houseplant Hero competition.

Alyce Read is the 2021 winner of NZ Gardener magazine's Houseplant Hero competition.

Adjoining houses for sale across two suburbs

The corner section spans Ponsonby and Grey Lynn.

The corner section spans Ponsonby and Grey Lynn.

Onion varieties to sow from seed

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan sowed these onions from seed.

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan sowed these onions from seed.

Love is always in the air at Woodend Gardens, Blenheim

Margaret and Brian Herd have revamped and refreshed this romantic country garden and vineyard.

Margaret and Brian Herd have revamped and refreshed this romantic country garden and vineyard.

Lovely light and clever plant choices help this Waiheke garden shine

Award-winning landscape designer Lyndell Shannon's own garden in Waiheke proved to be one of her biggest challenges.

Award-winning landscape designer Lyndell Shannon's own garden in Waiheke proved to be one of her biggest challenges.

House built into Texas mountain lists for $13 million

House built into Texas mountain lists for $13 million

House built into Texas mountain lists for $13 million

Here are the essentials you should buy for your first home

About one-third of all homebuyers were purchasing a house for the first time ever

About one-third of all homebuyers were purchasing a house for the first time ever

Pruning a hybrid tea rose

Pruning bush and hybrid tea roses is easier than you think.

Pruning bush and hybrid tea roses is easier than you think.

A knot for training trees

A knot for training trees

A knot for training trees

Pruning fruit trees: modified central leader form

How to prune a fruit tree to a modified central leader form.

How to prune a fruit tree to a modified central leader form.

Prune your fruit trees: pruning a central leader

Kate Marshall offers some tips and tricks on how to prune apple, pear and cherry trees.

Kate Marshall offers some tips and tricks on how to prune apple, pear and cherry trees.

Espaliering fruit trees

Creating a cordon espalier

Creating a cordon espalier

Fruit tree pruning: how to prune a vase shape

Kate Marshall demonstrates how to prune a vase shape.

Kate Marshall demonstrates how to prune a vase shape.

3 Things you should know about moving plants to a new home

Apartment Therapy asked experts how to keep plants alive when moving.

Apartment Therapy asked experts how to keep plants alive when moving.

It's taken its owners 40 years, but this rural garden near Ōtorohanga is a show-stopper.

It's taken its owners 40 years, but this rural garden near Ōtorohanga is a show-stopper.

It's taken its owners 40 years, but this rural garden near Ōtorohanga is a show-stopper.

We tried out a 'miracle' pan cleaning TikTok hack

TikTokers say this cleaning hack is a "useful" must-try. We tried it out, and not so much.

TikTokers say this cleaning hack is a "useful" must-try. We tried it out, and not so much.

Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast Supreme Home of the Year 2021

Salter Builders constructed the Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast Supreme Home of the Year 2021. The house is in Tasman.

Salter Builders constructed the Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast Supreme Home of the Year 2021. The house is in Tasman.

The latest tenant of this one-bedroom apartment in Taranaki has never been happier

The latest tenant of this one-bedroom apartment in Taranaki has never been happier.

The latest tenant of this one-bedroom apartment in Taranaki has never been happier.

Energy-efficient house tops in Master Builders Taranaki awards

There's a lot to like about this new cedar-clad house built by Hofman Builders, the Supreme winner in the 2021 Master Builders Taranaki awards.

There's a lot to like about this new cedar-clad house built by Hofman Builders, the Supreme winner in the 2021 Master Builders Taranaki awards.

Unique house near Whangarei inspired by Hundertwasser

The late Austrian artist Friedrich Hundertwasser inspired this stone house that has just come onto the market.

The late Austrian artist Friedrich Hundertwasser inspired this stone house that has just come onto the market.

Master Builders Supreme House of the Year and Supreme Renovation in Bay of Plenty/Central Plateau 2021

Master Builders Supreme House of the Year and Supreme Renovation in Bay of Plenty/Central Plateau 2021.

Master Builders Supreme House of the Year and Supreme Renovation in Bay of Plenty/Central Plateau 2021.

6 ways you should be using mint at home

Apartment Therapy took a look at 6 different ways mint comes in handy at home.

Apartment Therapy took a look at 6 different ways mint comes in handy at home.

Artsy terrariums: Air plant

Make your own hanging terrarium using these handy techniques.

Make your own hanging terrarium using these handy techniques.

Snorkel at home in this $6M mansion with in-house coral reef

Snorkel at home in this $6M mansion with in-house coral reef

Snorkel at home in this $6M mansion with in-house coral reef

An extensive garden flourishes in a secluded corner of the Far North

An extensive garden flourishes in a secluded corner of the Far North.

An extensive garden flourishes in a secluded corner of the Far North.

This grand old Wellington home is ready for the next stage in its eventful life

This grand old Wellington home is ready for the next stage in its eventful life.

This grand old Wellington home is ready for the next stage in its eventful life.

Tried and tested air fryer recipes for the soul

Think you don't need an air fryer in your life? Look at these and think again.

Think you don't need an air fryer in your life? Look at these and think again.

This soaring Central Otago home makes the most of its elevated site.

This soaring Central Otago home makes the most of its elevated site.

This soaring Central Otago home makes the most of its elevated site.

Taranaki family gets hands-on with this Edwardian villa renovation

Taranaki family gets hands-on with this Edwardian villa renovation.

Taranaki family gets hands-on with this Edwardian villa renovation.

Huntly House relocated and restored to original splendour

This historic villa, built in 1911, was cut into six huge pieces to make the long trip from Palmerston North to Clarks Beach, Auckland.

This historic villa, built in 1911, was cut into six huge pieces to make the long trip from Palmerston North to Clarks Beach, Auckland.

The future of this new Dunedin home was written in the stars

The future of this new Dunedin home was written in the stars.

The future of this new Dunedin home was written in the stars.

A little Ponsonby cottage is carefully curated to make the most of every inch of space.

A little Ponsonby cottage is carefully curated to make the most of every inch of space.

A little Ponsonby cottage is carefully curated to make the most of every inch of space.

Organise your life: Aloe ring hanger

This stunning aloe vera organiser will keep your rings nice and tidy.

This stunning aloe vera organiser will keep your rings nice and tidy.

These kitchen leftovers are great for your garden

Cleaning up after making a home-cooked meal usually involves tossing food scraps or unwanted leftovers.

Cleaning up after making a home-cooked meal usually involves tossing food scraps or unwanted leftovers.

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