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Waiheke Island home of children's book authors feels like it's out of a storybook

A children's book writer and illustrator have chosen to make their home on Waiheke Island, Auckland's playground.

But theirs is not your usual house. In fact it feels like it's out of a storybook, TVNZ1's Seven Sharp reports.

Mark and Rowan Sommerset first built 'the barn', then came the Yurt, and finally a bathroom pod. 

It's an idyllic existence, with plenty of storybook inspiration.

But the family is ready for a new adventure.

They're selling up, stirring up the creative juices.

Take a 'sticky beak' at the Sommerset's Waiheke house in Carolyn Robinson's video above.

This playground is home for a children’s book writer and illustrator. Source: Seven Sharp


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