Karyn & I don’t know what to say or express how we feel. You’ve made our dream come true but I cannot overstate that you have done it in such a wonderful way! You’ve not only met our expectations, you’ve exceeded them, but more importantly you’ve done it with such a special and wonderful manner so as to make us feel in such great hands. House aside, my only regret is that we may lose contact! I enjoy your company, your conversation and most of all, your outlook on life. You’re very special people and I hope we see each other from time to time, our door is always open. Our heartfelt warm wishes and thanks.
During the design consultation phase with Viva, we were, I suspect, their largest client file before construction. Admittedly some of the complexity was due to the bushfire rating (flame zone), but the attention to detail required, our specific needs and our personal way of taking in information, dealing with it and then arriving at a decision – made our build the least stressed, most informed build we’ve done. If you are seeking a client-focused builder, Viva Living Homes should be top of your list.
I have just finished having a quiet wander through “my” house having a smile at beautifully finished corners.
We had one stinking hot day of 38 degrees. I closed up the house early and it stayed at a beautiful 26 degrees.
This house is gorgeous to live in. A friend popped in, he’s having huge issues with his builder.
Makes me love you guys even more, every time I hear a story like that and there seem to be an awful lot of them!
You guys rock. Thanks so much. Happy Helen This house won 2 Master Builder awards in 2018
Ashlee & Matt
Architecturally designed “off grid” straw bale home
We love the fact that it can drop to -5 degrees overnight but not drop below 20 degrees inside – with us only using a small wood fire heater for part of the night! We love the gorgeous deep windowsills, the natural fibres used, the health and environment benefits our house provides our family. We pinch ourselves everyday! The most stressful things on the build were things we were doing. Thank you.
Update: 1 year later – “We had a beautiful toasty winter – such a lovely winter home – used the wood heater rarely and consequently used about a quarter of the wood compared to the rest of my family out here who all have wood heaters too (actually probably used less than that!!)” [They have family with allergies and wanted a natural home]
We have wanted a straw bale home for years. And now it has happened. Our home is fantastic, exactly as we had imagined. The experience of building with the Viva team was like meeting old friends over and over. There were no issues, communication was perfect, and all expectations exceeded. Our home is comfortable, healthy and happily lived in by us and our 3 kids. Viva’s commitment to ensuring our house was just as we wanted was exceptional, constantly ensuring we were pleased with the outcome. And we are….. and will be for years and years to come.
“We liked the thought of straw-bale but initially thought it would be too much work to build on our own…but once we found Viva Homes, they understood what we wanted and were able to help us realise our dreams. We had one Key Performance Indicator… that we would like them as much at the end of the project as we did at the beginning… it had its financial and other challenges, but this is a KPI we are glad to report they met with flying colours.” This was the multi award winning, two storey strawbale home.
“Having a great time here, sleeping in every day!! We sleep with the windows open because the house keeps so much heat (in the middle of winter).” We had to redo Alex’s straw bale house as the original builder made some fatal mistakes
Andy & Jeff
“We’ve loved the building of our home. Communication has been fantastic. Between Lee keeping us up-to-date at every stage of construction and Karen making sure the invoicing is clear and concise, you must be very happy having such a great team working for you. We’re also extremely happy your level of workmanship and attention to detail on our house. You were the only people who had the best reputation in the industry”. Ruth welled up with tears of happiness as we handed over home to her.