Little Greenie is a serious low-energy passive solar design, demonstrating the future of sustainable house building. It's the show home of Little Greenie Design & Build. If you want to enjoy the still winter days in Golden Bay, this house catches the suns energy and stores it, this is real comfort - an experience worth living.
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An outstanding location and view, an interesting and functional environmentally-friendly house. Highly, highly recommended!
A beautiful secluded spot.
We loved the secluded location, great views over Wainui Bay and proximity to lots of great walks in Abel Tasman. Great bath of course :) Very accommodating host. Great house!
Amazing place for an escape
Superb location and views..
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 :-)
A beautiful retreat in Golden Bay, just on the doorstep of Abel Tasman. Breathtaking views, unforgettable sunsets, and an all around stellar experience. The only downside for us, although forthright in the amenities shown on AirBnB, was that we had no mobile service, so we were fully disconnected from our daily routine. Of course this was found to be a blessing in the end and we do not mind slowing down and enjoying some of the finer things in life, my partner and I could have been better prepared for the weekend if we knew we would have a full disconnect from work and daily accouterments. We loved the space!! And it was a real inspiration to see what can be done in such a small space. All the best in the future for #Hideaway Bay
Great scenic views, eco-friendly yet immensely comfortable. Secluded in location, however in walking distance of great hiking, and within driving distance of restaurants and shops. Made a wonderful honeymoon vacation spot! :)
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.
Fantastic secluded setting with panoramic views across Wainui Bay. The house is really great and an ideal place for exploring Abel Tasman - just wished we had booked a longer stay. Gas BBQ, steak and local wine, friendly weka and an awesome vista - what's not to like?
My husband and I stayed here for a few nights on our honeymoon and it was our favorite accommodation on our entire three trip week on both the North and South islands. Not only is the house environmentally conscious, it is built on the most gorgeous piece of land overlooking an incredible coastline. I would recommend anyone considering staying here to DO IT!! You will not regret it. Breathtakingly beautiful.
Such a stunning place in a beautiful part of the world. The bath was a beautiful way to relax on an evening and the eco aspects of the property were great! Would recommend for anyone to stay here! It's a gorgeous area so definitely stay for more than one night! We wish we could of stayed longer!
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!
This is the most amazing place for a private getaway. Nestled in a beautiful part of New Zealand, friendly hosts. The house itself is simple but feels spacious and luxurious. Very inspiring design. There are some lovely walks to do in the area ; we enjoyed the wainui falls walk and one to Taupo point. We would love to return; might fly instead of drive next time !
This property is absolutely incredible. It's so secluded and incredibly romantic. The view is spectacular, and we were the only ones on the beaches. Good to know that it's a ways from the nearest airport in Nelson (2 hours), and the only towns nearby are tiny. Absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway.
Nice house, amazing view, great host
Excellent location, private, well maintained home, house was warm in middle of winter. Excellent retreat to relax. Short walk to sandy beaches and bays with range of sea & birdlife. Decent value in winter season.
Such an amazing and inspirational place! We had a lovely lady walk us through the house and explained why the Little Greenie is so great. The pictures don't do the view justice, it's just beautiful. Have already recommended to all my friends!
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