If you want to enjoy the still winter days in Golden Bay, this holiday house catches all the afternoon sun, stores it, and maintains a comfortable temperature.
Little Greenie may appear to be just another modern, professionally finished house with stunning views in a beautiful location. Of course everyone will notice some differences sooner or later, but those interested in environmental technology and smart building will find the differences go right down to the foundations.
Little Greenie is designed with four major principles in mind: Energy efficiency, low maintenance/longevity, ease of construction and value for money. It may be modern, but it’s not about frills or fashion; and while it is unashamedly utilitarian, it’s definitely not drab or boring.
Peak Season is Summer 15 Dec - 28 Feb.
Mid Season is Autumn/Fall 1 Mar - 30 Apr and Spring 1 Nov - 14 Dec.
Winter Season is Winter 1 May - 31 Oct.
All prices are for 2 people (shared bed) and are per night. Sleeps a maximum of two people.
We've deliberately kept the nightly price as low as possible so more people can experience our eco-house concept.
This is a wonderful place that combines privacy, an everchanging outlook of estuary, sea, mountains and greenery, comfort and amenity with high level green design. A gem.
Loved the outside bath, lots of hot water, the whole design, the privacy, the wekas, the beautiful view , easy access to walking tracks. It was even impressive when we had a storm come through. Might well have become our favourite place to stay. Loved the comfy armchairs. Great hosts and enjoyed finding out about the Eco features of the house.
This place is an absolute gem! It's nestled in one of the most pristine areas of New Zealand - Golden Bay. It was the perfect location - handy and convenient to shops and restaurants in Takaka but far enough away that you feel totally secluded from the outside world. The house is easy to find, private, modern yet rustic and sports some impressive energy efficiency features. The compost toilet is a pleasure to use - extremely clean, odour free and a true "organic" experience. The house is situated on a hill with no view of any other houses - all you can see is ocean and bush. Your only guests will be the friendly weka (bird) on the property who pop in during your outdoor bath. The kitchen is well equipped and we were particularly impressed by Lawrence's attention to detail - everything was immaculately cleaned, a great sound system was available for use, there were magazines to read, great local information and useful instructions on how to use everything in the house. Overall, I got the impression that Lawrence really cared about his guests experience and had spared no expense when it came to creating a sanctuary for people to escape the busy day to day life. This house would suit international visitors or locals (like us) looking for a special weekend getaway. Don't be fooled by the composting toilets and energy efficiency - this house has all the modern comforts without feeling guilty! Thanks for a wonderful stay, we'll be back!
We had a lovely break and cant wait to go back. Lawrence went out of his way to accomodate us and it was very appreciated. We were made to feel very welcome, thanks heaps. Awesome spot.
What a magic spot. A great place to spend my wife's birthday and a long weekend! Little Greenie exceeded our expectations and performed really well in the cooler weather. We would love to take this design with us back to Southland. We learned alot about Eco Design from the portfolio provided. Jackie was very helpful with questions or queries. Highly recommend this accommodation - the view from when you walk in is breath taking :-)
Little Greenie is a real gem. We stayed a whole week which allowed us to soak up the extraordinary views, get to know the resident wildlife, and watch the tide ebb and flow. This is not a place for those who cannot entertain themselves as it is a 30 minute drive to Takaka along a scenic, but small and winding road. We enjoyed the outdoor bathtub and made most meals for ourselves. The kitchen is well equipped. The bed is comfortable and large. Do not have any qualms about the composting toilet. It works perfectly and truly has no smell whatsoever. There is no WiFi, but you can get cell signal, though occasionally it is a bit spotty. There are some hiking tracks you can do nearby, as well as the start of the Abel Tasman Great Walk. As it is a bit remote, it makes exploring the rest of Golden Bay more time consuming. However, for a private, secluded experience, with a view to die for, it can't be beat. Lovely place!