Alok D'Hondt has lived at Nelson's Riverside community since he was five, and says his home isn't just hippies.
On the road again
When your home has wheels, the only limits are the rules of the road.
Not plain sailing, but a "solid adventure"
Tired of spending rent on tiny rooms with nothing to show for it, Luke de Villiers lived on a yacht while he finished off his degree.
On the family farm
Life on the family farm, with cattle, sheep, and drinking with the boys.
Christmas Eve at the airport. First circle of hell, or genuine excitement?
Home when you have no home
The problem of youth homelessness is "bigger than a lot of people imagine".
Finding a home online
When your home is online, including drunken selfies, and John from development.
Running the Chateau
“This is never going to be a family-friendly house; we just don’t want long-term respiratory illness from living here.”
More than a bit of a laugh
For some students, it’s not just having a roof over your head, but about creating a home with a personality.
Off to the soirée
Emily Thyberg talks about learning new words, baguettes and jamming with the locals in south-west France.
Basics of living in Sierra Leone
Aid worker Annisha Vasutavan wakes up every morning in Sierra Leone not knowing what to expect.
Upside down in the concrete jungle
Making a life in New York is not easy and it’s this instability that draws together New Zealanders who’ve made the city their home.
Surfing couches in the USA
There's a lot of stereotypes about Americans, and Rowan Barrie was drawn to seeing if there was any truth to them.
Cashing in pounds
While most Kiwis start off their OE in London, Jared Edwards opted for the ancient buildings, icy winters and whisky of Scotland.
When the work's done
Rory Harnden found that in Japan the serious side of work life is stripped away on Friday night.
Where everyone fits in
New Zealanders are drawn to Berlin by cheap rent, creative freedom and easy access to the rest of Europe.
In Brazil, life's a beach
Olivia Coote says she loves living in Brazil so much that she thinks she must have been from there in a past life.
A different class
Wellingtonian Beth Tillier, 29, put her social life on hold – and her sanity – to care for some elderly aristocrats.
Just another trashy Kiwi
Stacey Knott moved to London with the best intentions of avoiding other Kiwis, but found that to be almost impossible.
Away from home
Many Kiwis leave searching for adventure, only to find themselves amongst mates from back home.
Orphans, rice and tea
Lex Edmonds says in Nepal he's learning to live everyday like it could be his last.
Ties to the Holy Land
Tali Vidal spent much of this year in Israel, trying to figure out Hebrew, and why her relatives prayed so much.
A grain of truth
No one talks about racism here, and that perpetuates the myth that it doesn’t exist, writes Sonia Sly.
A smaller scale of life
Passing up the bright lights of the big city for home comforts.
Back with the parents
What it's like to move back in with mum and dad.
Kiwi, if you want to be
Mothla Majeed has lived in New Zealand for 20 years, but she gets asked every day where she's from.
A place to settle down
Jessica Ducey has wandered all over the world. In Wellington, she's found home.
Connecting indigenous cultures: Mexican and Māori.
Urban Māori often don't know their whakapapa – or even their iwi, says Sarah Babbington.
For years, advertising on the small screen has taken a punt at defining New Zealand identity.
A different way of talking
Of all she left behind in Germany, Judith Turner misses the bread the most. That, and her friends and family.
A place she's never been
Ginah Vakaheketaha-Nelisi calls herself Niuean, though she's never visited the island.
Not a geisha, nor a geek
How do you find your place in the world when you have no one to look to?
Are you at home?
Where's home, and are you welcome there?
Building up, not out
An environmentally-friendly response to the housing crisis.
Want to buy a home?
Sam Smith started saving for his first home when he was still at uni.
Opting out of the Kiwi dream
Is the dream of your own home on a quarter-acre section becoming an unattainable reality?
A game of give and take
A stepping stone
An unattainable dream
Buying a home seems almost impossible for two Wellingtonians, a child, and their cats.
Grey Lynn memories
Poet and rapper Dominic Hoey writes about the Grey Lynn before it had million-dollar homes, and talks to friends and family about their memories.
No mucking around
Duchesne Markham didn't expect to own her own home by the end of the year.
Rent, or buy?
On paper, you might spend less on a mortgage than you do on rent, but there are other factors to consider.
What Katie did
We ask young home owners how they got their first foot on the property ladder.
A home of your own?
With house prices at an all-time high while incomes stall, just how easy is it to buy your first home?