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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What a magnificent plot of paradise, the priceless morning view across Wainui Bay and to the far shores of Golden Bay. The house and amenities are fabulously finished, everything you'll need for a chance to switch off and get away from the noise and rush of life...and who can say no to a soak in the outdoor bath with a drink. The specifics of the building make for a light and cosy home, you just have to try it for yourself to properly appreciate the smarts that went into the construction and finishing of Kiwi Greenie. We loved the feeling of remoteness, the privacy of the site even though it was an easy enough drive to get back to Takaka and the rest of Golden Bay when needed. We were a stone's throw from the Abel Tasman Park and numerous attractions - take note of the hosts recommendations from their listing.
The house and the view are true wonders! A serene escape with nature and ocean surrounding the house! They are creating something so magical with their green energy systems and composting. The space is super hip, but bring CDs or a usb jack hook up if you want music. No screens or WiFi. The underground heating system kept the place comfortable throughout the day. And while the kitchen isn’t totally stocked, you can make it work! The only other thing to note is the shower floods the bathroom a bit. We were greeted upon arrival and given hike recommendations. So kind and helpful.
It was an amazing place to stay.. We loved every minute of it.. That view!!! We loved the outside tub and also enjoyed reading about the history of the bay. Hope to be back someday and will definitely recommend to others. (have done already)
This is such a dreamy spot, if you’re looking at staying anywhere from Nelson to Golden Bay look no further! It was so peaceful and relaxing and truly a great retreat without being that far away from a few shops. The local area is just stunning with lots of great walks nearby. A one of a kind place!
Great stay with a wonderful hike locally. Got great advice for the different options for what we wanted hiking. check in was easy and boy was it isolated. Could see the stars and listen to the birds. Exactly what we wanted :)
One the few gems one can find in this busy world. The perfect get away for switch off while having a great time and feeling up with good memories, food, fishing and Kiwi hospitality.
Unbeatable view!! Incredibly relaxing place, you truly are alone with nature. We loved watching the sunset go down every night. We will be back :)
This is an incredible location when it comes to access to Able Tasman which you can access just down the road. The house is super quiet, peaceful, and comfortable. The outdoor bath under the New Zealand starry sky is as good as you'd imagine. I was here on a chilly Autumn night and filled it full and hot and enjoyed a bath even though it was cool out. Rain or shine, the view is divine. If you're looking for something comfortable, quiet, private and well located this is it for sure. Enjoy!
Great place, fantastic stay and really enjoyed the space. Worth noting the 3G is not super strong, but honestly it is well worth switching off and enjoying the view and space.
The place is one out of a storybook. Definitely recommend staying!
Simplethen fantastisk beliggenhed, hus og øko-koncept. Vi havde en super tid og vil helt sikkert gerne komme tilbage hvis det blev muligt.
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.
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