Alok D'Hondt has lived at Nelson's Riverside community since he was five, and says his home isn't just hippies.
Darren Inwood, 35, has been living in a van for three years. "If I feel like watching a movie, I go park up by the beach, and watch the surfers for a while."
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.
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? We send Jamie Tahana to find out.
The problem of youth homelessness is "bigger than a lot of people imagine".
Navigating life when everything is online, including drunken selfies, and John from development.
A group of Dunedin students' take a ramshackle flat from "P-lab to penthouse".
For some students, it’s not just having a roof over your head, but about creating a home with a personality.
Emily Thyberg talks about learning new words, baguettes and jamming with the locals in south-west France.
Aid worker Annisha Vasutavan wakes up every morning in Sierra Leone not knowing what to expect.
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.
There's a lot of stereotypes about Americans, and Rowan Barrie was drawn to seeing if there was any truth to them.
While most Kiwis start off their OE in London, Jared Edwards opted for the ancient buildings, icy winters and whisky of Scotland.
Rory Harnden found that, in Japan, the serious side of work life is stripped away on Friday night.
New Zealanders are drawn to Berlin by cheap rent, creative freedom and easy access to the rest of Europe.
Olivia Coote says she loves living in Brazil so much that she thinks she must have been from there in a past life.
Beth Tillier put her social life on hold – and in some instances, her sanity – to care for some elderly aristocrats.
Stacey Knott moved to London with the best intentions of avoiding other Kiwis, but found that to be almost impossible.
Many Kiwis leave searching for adventure, only to find themselves amongst mates from back home.
Lex Edmonds says in Nepal he's learning to live everyday like it could be his last.
Tali Vidal spent much of this year in Israel, trying to figure out Hebrew, and why her relatives prayed so much.
No one talks about racism here, and that perpetuates the myth that it doesn’t exist, writes Sonia Sly.
Passing up the bright lights of the big city for home comforts.
Olly Crawford-Ellis on his experience moving back in with his parents as an adult.
Mothla Majeed has lived in New Zealand for 20 years, but she gets asked every day where she's from.
Jessica Ducey has wandered all over the world. In Wellington, she's found home.
Andria Pablo-Sanchez, from Mexico, found her roots through connecting with Māori tikanga.
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.
Of all she left behind in Germany, Judith Turner misses the bread the most. That, and her friends and family.
Ginah Vakaheketaha-Nelisi calls herself Niuean, though she's never visited the island.
How do you find your place in the world when you have no one to look to?
The Wireless asks where are you at home, what makes it home, and are you welcome there?
Generation Zero's environmentally-friendly response to the housing crisis: density done well.
Sam Smith started saving for his first home when he was still at uni.
First home buyers are being priced out of the market and squeezed even further by new lending restrictions. Is the great Kiwi dream becoming just that – a dream?
Don't forget the trade-offs you might be making for your next big move.
Dale Coppin wants a house on land in the country. One day.
Buying a home seems almost impossible for two Wellingtonians, a child, and their cats.
Poet and rapper Dominic Hoey writes about the Grey Lynn before it had million-dollar homes.
Duchesne Markham didn't expect to own her own home by the end of the year.
On paper, you might spend less on a mortgage than you do on rent, but there are other factors to consider before you buy.
Katie Brown was 26 when she bought her first home with the help of the Government's Welcome Home loan.
With house prices at an all-time high, just how easy is it to buy your first home?