They soon realised that they had far in common than this and in 2008 designed and built their first house in Wanaka – an energy efficient passive solar house that is still functioning well today.
We believe that buildings do not need to be detrimental to the environment and to health. Environmental buildings are good buildings: well designed, well built and pleasant and healthy to be in.
Today Ben and Jessica work with really diverse clients to produce truly ecological, healthy & beautiful housing – providing real comfort and less cost to the environment, with the added benefit of minimal running costs.
Hiberna provides a full service, from concept and planning, through design and analysis, to building and finishing. If you have a question about natural building or energy, we would love to try to help!