About Homewerk

Homewerk is a multi-disciplinary build and design studio that create interiors, furniture and small transportable dwellings. Established in 2020, Homewerk is a small family-run business helmed by Oliver Starr and Sammy Scapens. Oliver is a registered builder with over 10 years of experience, while Sammy has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in architecture, the arts and design. Over the years their work has spanned interior and furniture design, renovations, fit-outs and new builds.

Sammy and Oliver’s latest endeavour, Homewerk Small Homes, stems from their desire to create beautiful and functional spaces that are good for the soul. Designed in collaboration with their longtime friend Sarah Stuart from Sarah Stuart Architecture. These affordable, architecturally designed cabins are created for you to fill with memory and meaning. Each element, from layout to colourway to furnishing, has been carefully curated to foster a feeling of calm, creativity and respite - a place where one can feel at home.

These Small Homes sit at the intersection of architectural design and practicality. Built to adapt to your needs, they are the perfect budget-friendly holiday cabin, accommodation for whanau or rental home. The cabins are also compact and easy to transport, making them adaptable

About Homewerk

“Homewerk gave us the magical combination of an exquisite eye for style & look, while maintaining a practical and affordable approach. We felt so confident putting out ideas in Homewerk’s hands, and seeing it come to life under their watch and care. We also loved their knowledge for sustainable and eco-friendly options, which we felt set them apart form the others. Would highly recommend”

Hollie and Lex

“Two glorious humans (and a team of happy tradies) that are fuelled by creativity and practical commonsense, which could be the perfect combination for getting things done in a genius kind of way. They have taken my art house dreams on a small budget, listened, seen and created something beautiful that works with the character of house and the way in which it is lived in. Always open to wild ideas, like cone taps and swing seats, while also considering things like resale or what it is that you really need (an outdoor shower). A holistic approach to building”