Working hand in hand with RD1
An innovative partnership with New Zealand’s largest retailer of rural services is boosting benefits for the farming community.
The relationship between Milestone Homes and RD1 is helping us gain a greater understanding of rural housing needs, so we can design homes specially tailored for rugged rural lifestyles.
As a result we now have three practical new plans designed with farmers in mind – the Maidstone, Clearstone Two and Naturalstone Two. All are ideal for adding value to your farm.
Choose any of these designs for a farm cottage and you’ll enjoy the benefits of special rates thanks to our long-standing supplier relationships. Plus, they’re all low maintenance to make your life hassle-free.
But there’s no need to take our word for it. Matamata farmers Simon and Jo-Anne Belton chose Milestone Homes to build a home for their farm manager, which is now just over a year old.
“We were looking for everything we didn’t have when we started out on the farm with young kids,” says Simon.
“It needed to be warm, with on-demand gas hot water, because that’s really important when you’ve got a young family, and preferably with a wet room so there’s no need to tramp muddy boots all through the house.”
They chose a three-bedroom home with a central kitchen and two living rooms to suit modern family life. And though the plan they wanted didn’t have a wet room, we installed a ranch-slider from the garage through to the laundry to provide that necessary space to scrub off.
Extra insulation in the home has been a roaring success – the family living in it last year used no additional heating all winter.
Simon says he and his wife are very happy with their investment, and the farm manager and his family “absolutely loved it. It’s warm, modern and practical – everything you could want.”
RD1 customers who choose to build a new Milestone Home also benefit from a rebate to their RD1 account, equalling 0.6% of the build cost – great to kick start the landscaping or help furnish your new home.
For more information, visit the RD1 website or your local Milestone Homes office.