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Our Story

Our mission

To empower Australian families to have the very best home that their budget, environment and personal circumstances will allow.

Our Philosophy

The happiest of families aren’t the ones who have the best of everything, but they are the ones who make the best of everything they have.

Our Vision

That every Australian family have the knowledge they need to build a home they love and can afford.

our story began at home

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Australia is inspired by women who have the courage to bring truth and integrity to an industry that has historically lacked it. That's me. I'm one of those woman and that's why I created Build In Oz.

I was born into the construction industry. I have lived and breathed it my entire life. My father started our family construction business in 1967 which evolved over the years into property development.  Today we manage the entire property development supply chain from the purchase of raw land, right through to sales and marketing.  We are one of the few self-made privately owned success stories with a property portfolio valued in excess of $40m.

In addition to managing our family property portfolio, I'm also a passionate advocate for bringing truth and integrity into my industry that has historically lacked it.  And so Build In Oz was born.

I've learnt that the happiest of families aren't the ones who have the best of everything, but they are the ones who make the best of everything they have. Delivering the Building Home Masterclass to Aussies is a huge honour as I believe that it's a privilege to help others achieve their dream of having the very best home that their finances, environment and personal circumstances will allow.

So how did the Build In Oz story begin?

In 2003, over the course of 7 years I gave birth to 4 beautiful babies which gave me a solid 10 years of spending time with families who needed to upgrade their home during a time in their life when they could afford it the least. Families were crying out for a solution that would give them more home for less. And that was the light bulb moment when I realised that I had a solution. I knew how to build a new home in a way that could give them that. There were insider secrets I knew, that every insider knows but that nobody wants to share.  I decided to be the one to share them.

You see, there's more to my story. I'm also an artist, art teacher and 2X best-selling author. My rare and unique combination of experience allows me to share information about the home building industry in a way unlike anyone has before.

It's my creative approach that drives my mission to help Aussie families have a home that lets them live the very best lifestyle that their budget, environment and personal circumstances will allow.

I founded Build In Oz because there's never been a more important time for Aussies to have an independent online education platform that helps families plan to build a new home they love and can afford.

Build In Oz doesn't have any affiliations with any builders.  I don't share 'my way' or 'their way'. I share 'all ways' so that families can make informed decisions about what's right for their family while avoiding the the buggest and most costly mistakes.

Thanks for being here - Nat Stevens

Learn more about the Building Home Masterclass series here.

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our values

To inspire our members by sharing ideas, knowledge and experience.
To be true to our members through transparency and integrity.
To understand others by being genuine and empathic.
To nurture others through education.
To succeed by driving change, innovation and adaptation.
To pay it forward to others by being generous in spirit.

Build In Oz is not a builder and has no affiliations with any builders.  Also, this is not DIY.  Build In Oz delivers the Building Home Masterclass Series, an online course that helps you avoid the risks and pitfalls of the building industry.

We're tired of seeing families put their hard earned money at risk, waste their valuable time or feel unnecessary stress. We're frustrated by the lack of transparency in the home building space and feel passionate about alleviating the uncertainty that families feel when planning to build their new home.

Whilst others will tell you what they want you to know, we'll tell you what you need to know.  Everything you'll find here exists to help you avoid the costly mistakes we see people make time and time again.

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Build in oz is proud to be a business for good. 


As Australians we are lucky in that we have the valuable gift of choice. The freedom to choose. As Australians most of us have the opportunity to live a fair lifestyle. Some of us will live a good lifestyle and some of us will live a great lifestyle.  The majority of the worlds population aren't so lucky, which is why we choose to pay it forward to families born into an environment where they have little hope of ever feeling the wellness of nutrition, the quench of thirst, the warmth of a cosy blanket, the security of shelter or in some cases, the love of a family.

The methodology is simple.  When something good happens in our business, something great happens somewhere in the world.  This is made possible through our lifetime partnership with B1G1 - Buy 1 Give 1.

Together, we've just made an impact.

Even just by you being here visiting this website right now, something wonderful happened. You've contributed the gift of providing more than 39,214 days of access to life-saving clean water to families in Ethiopia.  So thank you, not only for being here,  but for also making a difference.  Together, we've made an impact!

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Here's some of the other projects where together, we've made an impact.

We're happy to spread the word...

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