Chelsea Kawana is loving living on Hobsonville Point's high street just a few steps from the local shops and her children's new school. Her and husband Cheyne, and daughters Ameliya (9) and Alyssa (7) moved to the Point from Birkenhead.

The Kawanas are making the most of a purpose built 'live + work' terrace. The three-storey GJGardner-built home they lease has a flexible space on the ground floor with a bathroom and a large window facing the main street – perfect for Chelsea's pilates studio. The family live in the two floors above. "Being able to work from home and work around the kids is absolutely awesome," says Chelsea.

PilatesFit Boutique is off to a flying start in its new location, with existing clients happy to follow Chelsea from Birkenhead and new clients coming from neighbouring homes, surrounding suburbs and even the central city, a 20-minute drive away.

Call in to the Information Centre in Hastings Street to find out whether Hobsonville Point's 'live + work' options would suit your small business.