Kiwi Greenie is our new low-energy passive solar design home for everyone. It's spectacular views over Wainui Bay are ready to be enjoyed from the outdoor bath, master bedroom and open plan living and dining area. Our second generation Greenie is the next step in eco-home design - Little Greenie design and build process.
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This place is fantastic! The view is unbelievably breathtaking and photos cannot really do it justice. It is perfectly framed in the large windows at the front of the home. There is no TV and no Internet and while I know that will be a negative for some the reality is that you get to bask in the gorgeous view, unplug and reconnect without all of the stress of work life. There are great hikes nearby and fantastic pizza at Toto’s Cafe and Gallery. I cannot recommend this property highly enough and my wife and I hope to return someday for a longer stay! Kudos to Lawrence and Kylie for building an eco friendly place that surpassed all of our expectations. Thanks too to Rata, the manager, who was friendly and helpful. We were sad to leave and that about sums it up!
This little slice of heaven on earth is as good as it gets ! We only had a two night stay but were blessed with perfect weather so made the most of our time to enjoy the park and the house. The outside bath is a real winner ! The stars on a clear night take your breath away and you can't get tired of the view ! We left with tanned and relaxed bodies and happy hearts !
This is such a spectacular place! The view is amazing. We loved our few nights here, the outdoor bathtub was so lovely. Only thing we wish the BBQ was working, but other than that our stay was absolutely perfect! We would definitely recommend Kiwi Greenie to others :)
Gorgeous views and great decor. This is definitely a place to unwind.
Kiwi Greenie is a lovely secluded hideaway. Very private, great views and lots of hiking trails in and around the local national park. It was great to disconnect with no TV or wifi. Despite being advised no phone reception I had reasonable service with Vodafone. The small selection of board games kept us entertained - as did The outdoor tub with a glass of wine overlooking the bay in the evening!
A great clean place with spectacular views and great hiking a few kilometers away.
Wonderful place. Secluded and with a great view. The outdoor hot tub was fantastic. The compost toilet took a little getting used to - but nice to know how much water it's saving. Great experience.
Beautiful location! Could sit and stare at that view all day! Such a warm cosy house!!
My children and I spent three lovely nights at Kiwi Greenie. What an awesome and truly unique experience! The house is at the very top of the hill which gives you a nice view on Golden Bay and you can even enjoy the view from the bath tub outside (which we enjoyed even in winter). The house was always really nice and warm and it was probably the warmest house we have found in New Zealand so far. The drive way is a little adventurous but the toilet is totally worth it (you'll figure that out once you get there ;)). We will definitely stay here again!
What a fantastic place to stay at! We couldn't believe how warm the house stayed during winter, never saw it under 29 degrees. Throw in a beautiful view, comfy bed and the outdoor bath and it's a winner. Communication with Lawrence was easy and when we had a problem they were quick to resolve it for us.
Amazing house and location. Lawrence was very responsive to our questions and even drove us a wine bottle opener up the hill!
We loved our stay at Kiwi Greenie! It was such a warm and welcoming home and the views were amazing. We had a bath every night - one under the stars, another in the rain and one as the sun set. Every day was unique and it was a wonderful base to explore the Abel Tasman region. There is so much to do right at your doorstep! Couldn't recommend it highly enough!
Lawrence was an incredible host and highly accommodating for my friend and I. The house is absolutely amazing.. the view, it's Eco efficiency, the furnishings. Everything was wonderful. I loved reading about the house and how it was built.. it really inspired both of us. I hope to one day live in a place just like the Kiwi-Greenie! Thank you for hosting us Lawrence!
Nothing better than this in terms of style, location, eco-consciousness. Just the view would be enough but the whole package is perfect.
Amazing eco house with fantastic views of golden bay. It is close drive to the northern tip of the Abel Tasman park walk. Drive to the wuinui car park and you can get on a walk. The house is modern, solar powered and has some fantastic eco friendly features . The compost toilet is one of a kind and you get quickly used to it. The only downside is that you have to drive about 25-30 mins to get to nearest town for dinner. We recommend stocking the fridge and staying in!
The Kiwi Greenie is spectacular. Wow. We stayed for four days and felt that we didn’t want to leave the house. The view from the living room is magnificent. The house is perched high up on a hill. There is no traffic noise, no other voices—just the buzzing of the cicadas and the call of the wekas. It is the perfect getaway. Lawrence is to be congratulated for designing and building such a beautiful, energy-efficient, functional home. Lawrence is an interesting man. It was a pleasure to have met him. And we sure are glad that we stayed at Kiwi Greenie. Thank you, Keith & Gerry
Lawrence's house is so great with great scenery. If you want to stay in a heaven-like place, you can't miss his house. We spend two days there and we don't want to leave the house during two days actually.
Exactly what you see in the photos shared. This place is incredible for a complete break from everything. Stunning home built with care, an unrivalled view over the beach and the open space was incredible. We would have stayed longer if we could. Thank you for allowing us to share in such a beautiful location
The place could not have been more wonderful. The views and the modern/green feel was perfect. The only drawback (and it's not a fault on the owners or the place) is that food accommodations are a good 15-30 mins away and they do close early. My recommendation would be to stop at the grocery store before - they have a wonderful kitchen to make a private dinner. Thanks for the hospitality. We loved the views each night we stayed there! AJ & leah
Outdoor bathtub is absolute heaven. Beautiful panoramic views and absolute privacy. Loved the composting toilet!!
This place was the most memorable accomodation I've ever had. The technology behind it all is fascinating maintaining a comfortable consistent temperature inside in all rooms while being off the grid. Truly inspiring stay I hope to include some of the technologies in my own home one day. The Eco-toilet takes some getting use to... I'm not sure thats a luxury I could live without! Definitely recommend staying at least 2 nights. Great experience!
Blissful beautiful solitude in Wainui Bay. This Eco home is simply fantastic. Perfect temperature and everything you need for a relaxing getaway. My husband and I stayed 4 nights and would have stayed longer if we could! We took full advantage of watching the tide come and go through the huge Windows, starlight bath and loved the close proximity to the Abel Tasman track. We will definitely return.
Amazing place, the 2 most memorable things for me were the curious kiwi that came around every morning and the starry sky that was bright enough to cast shadows on the ground without the moon. I also personally had no issues with any bugs durring my time there. I'd reccomend this place to anyone. Just make sure your vechile is good on dirt roads/hills.
We had the best of times and have recommended it to all our friends. A wonderful place and beautifully done.
This place is so awesome and everyone should stay in a place like this in their lifetime! The views are unbeatable. All we could hear from the outside bath was the native birds calling from the surrounding forest. The house is absolutely gorgeous and we all went home planning our own eco-homes! Thanks very much for an awesome experience.
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