Custom home builder Highlife Homes winning Rising Star Builder and Best Home at the Master Buidlers Awards
James George director of award winning custom home builder HIghlife Homes accapts the Rising Star Builder award at the Queensland Master Builders Awards


Highlife Homes is an award-winning custom home builder operating on the Gold Coast of Queensland and Tweed Coast of New South Wales. We specialise in luxury homes and residential developments such as duplex and townhouses.


Our Mission

To become the most well-respected custom home builder on the Gold Coast. To be known for building incredibly beautiful and finely detailed homes and being loved by our clients throughout construction and forever after.

Our Story

James George, Highlife Homes founder, was once a young man with a dream…

It was his dream to build the most beautiful homes that people loved wholeheartedly. But like all heroes, he would come across challenges and trials on his journey to become the most well-respected builder in his community. After spending nearly a decade as a highly sought after carpenter with an incredible attention to detail, James met his heroine Elyse. Elyse was a young businesswoman, who was keen to realise James’ dream with him. So together in 2011 they started the custom home building company Highlife Homes and so began a wonderful journey into building.

It wasn’t long however, before James noticed many frustrations in the building industry. Frustrations he was determined to find solutions to!

Rising Star Award and Best Individual Home award at the Master Builders Awards

“James made the process so easy. He is such a great person to work with. He really cares about your home and makes sure everything is exactly as you want it. The house turned out beautiful and James was great to us. James listened to everything we wanted and we are so happy with our home. We have recommended Highlife Homes to everyone!”

Cindy & Scott Baker


“What a building experience! In the past 25 years I have built 2 family homes, 1 holiday home, 6 investment properties and 6 medium sized commercial properties and never had such a pleasant experience as working with James and his team from Highlife Homes. Highlife Homes went out of their way to make sure that we would have the best possible end product. It has been refreshing working with James, a person of integrity and a wealth of creativity and knowledge. We are already working on our next building project and I know Highlife Homes will be on the top of my list.”

Ted & Elmarie Bouw

Homeowners and Developers

“I can’t praise the team at Highlife Homes enough. From the service, to the design, to the build, everything was done above and beyond expectations. The builders in particular were the friendliest and hardest-working I’ve met – my site presented unique challenges, a really steep block, but it was all done incredibly fast and still maintained a high level of attention to detail. Highlife Homes really stands out among the abundance of builders available on the Gold Coast, and I strongly recommend them to anyone looking to build.”

Jamie & Nada Logan