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    Kiwi Greenie

    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.

    • Ideal space for a special getaway
    • Certified wheelchair access
    • Modern conveniences and comforts
    • Close to a range of activities
    • Craftsman's attention to detail
    • Extremely energy efficient
    • Warm all year round
    • Sleeps up to four people

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Katrina

Katrina

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.

June 2017

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Blair

Blair

Amazing house and location. Lawrence was very responsive to our questions and even drove us a wine bottle opener up the hill!

June 2017

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Bronwyn

Bronwyn

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!

May 2017

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Lee

Lee

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!

May 2017

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Anne

Anne

We had the best of times and have recommended it to all our friends. A wonderful place and beautifully done.

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Tina

Tina

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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Nitin

Nitin

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!

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Keith

Keith

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

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Ttcestlavie

Ttcestlavie

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.

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A

A

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

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Andrzej

Andrzej

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

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Emily

Emily

Outdoor bathtub is absolute heaven. Beautiful panoramic views and absolute privacy. Loved the composting toilet!!

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Kian

Kian

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!

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Andrea

Andrea

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.

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Travis

Travis

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.

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Laura Ann

Laura Ann

We had an amazing stay at the Kiwi Greenie! The house itself is incredibly designed and extremely comfortable, but the view is what makes the stay. It is truly breathtaking!

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Chris

Chris

This place and the house are just amazing. We loved it!

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Nathan

Nathan

Fantastic house with incredible views. Very secluded and relaxing!

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Michelle

Michelle

We had a wonderful stay at Kiwi Greenie! It is in a beautiful location that makes it easy to relax and take in the scenery. The stars at night were incredible. The house is extremely comfortable and quite a marvel. It had everything we needed and was very clean. I hope I get the opportunity to stay there again.

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Erik, Stacy And Logan

Erik, Stacy And Logan

Staying at Kiwi Greenie was a truly wonderful airbnb experience! We were inspired by the eco techniques used in building the house and the location is wonderfully remote. It is so close to the entry of the Abel Tasman that we felt like we were in the National Park. The outdoor bathtub was icing on the cake and we were happy that Lawrence recommended stocking up on supples before arriving and suggested bringing a bottle of wine for enjoyment in the outdoor tub. If you can make the trip to Kiwi Greenie you'll be happy you did!

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Rachel

Rachel

Incredible property, great views, nice location. Dont think I've ever been more relaxed in somewhere that isn't home. Wonderful stay.

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Emily

Emily

Beautiful view, beautiful part of the world, lovely house on the hill. Not a great idea for a one night stay like we did as it was a bit out of the way. Nearby Takaka was a great, hippy town. Thanks to hosts who let me know I'd left my shoes!

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Diego

Diego

This is the second time Ive stayed in the house and what can I say? The place blows my mind, doesn't get any better than overlooking beautiful Wainui, the gateway to Abel Tasman. The house is perfect to every detail, if you stay here you will have an amazing experience!

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Alex

Alex

Difficult to describe such a great place. The house is great, the surroundings are beautiful, the bath in the garden is so cool! Lawrence and the managers are very kind. Eager to come back!

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Gabriella

Gabriella

Amazing home, truly spectacular the way this place was built and just the location itself was beautiful. It was very secluded from everything, which was nice and exactly what we were looking forward to. The house has everything you need and the tub outside was truly a joy, one of the best things ever! One only downfall is there was a lot of little flies, we however took care of that to the best of our ability. Check in was very easy.

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Julie

Julie

Wow! Brilliant design in an even better setting. We planned to stay for two nights, added a third, and wished we could have stayed for a week.

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Jessica

Jessica

The view was just as you see it here (except during low tide, which is a good part of the day). Highly recommend going on the 5-hour hike that Jim can take you to in your own car, makes it very convenient (there's a charge). Very neat that the house is so eco-friendly. Probably would change up some of the decor, but you really stay at the house for the view and location, not the design!

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Hollie

Hollie

We loved the kiwi Greenie - great location, space and really interesting Eco design. Perfect for exploring Abel Tasman. We loved the friendly Weka in the garden, and the incredible view. Highly recommended!

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Jessica

Jessica

We absolutely loved our stay here! The views were incredible and the amenities were lovely as well! Is place is VERY secluded and up a very narrow dirt road, but such a treat once you got to the end! Be sure to get your groceries before coming up! We never actually met Lawrence, but the gal who was helping to manage his property was helpful and lovely.

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Alison

Alison

A wonderful four night stay with our two small children at the Kiwi Greenie. We felt it was great value for money and the view is absolutely sensational over the truly beautiful Wanui Bay. We had previously considered staying in Tata Beach or Ligar Bay but were so happy we chose the Kiwi Greenie when we got there as this is such a lovely and unspoilt spot so close to Abel Tasman. There is lots of information regarding the build and 'green' aspects of this accommodation to read if you are interested, but one of the best things about it is that whilst it has excellent eco credentials the accommodation also holds it own in appealing to anyone as a genuinely comfortable and beautiful place to spend a holiday. Highly recommended.

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