Golden Bay Hideaway

  • Ideal space for a special getaway
  • Clever design for small living
  • 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

We've just completed the build of this tiny home to our exceptionally high McIntyre standard - the Tiny Greenie builds on our vision! Experience warmth and comfort this year in New Zealand’s first European style passive solar tiny house.

Perched high above Wainui Bay you'll experience sunsets over the inlet - the best yet. Surrounded by native bush and the silence that only a remote retreat can deliver.

Tiny Greenie is our latest in our Greenie line of future-thinking eco-homes that you really have to experience first-hand. With a floorspace of 40 square metres (including mezzanines), Tiny Greenie is about as big as tiny gets. This home is sitting on a sturdy dual-axel trailer and can be moved to a new vantage on a whim.

Come stay and find the space to fully appreciate the deep and considered approach to modern low-impact living in a small space.


  • Sleeps up to four people
  • 2 Queen-size beds on separate mezzanines with privacy blinds
  • Electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Radio, CD player, stereo with media player connection and bluetooth
  • Fridge/freezer, cooker/oven and BBQ
  • Linen and bedding provided
  • Plenty of parking
  • Central heating
  • Indoor shower and outdoor bath
Nightly Price Including $100 cleaning fee. Winter Mid Peak
1 night* $195 $260 $290
2 nights SAVE $100 $145 $210 $240
3 nights SAVE $200 $128 $193 $223
4 nights SAVE $300 $120 $185 $215
5 nights SAVE $400 $115 $180 $210
6 nights SAVE $500 $112 $177 $207
7 nights SAVE $600 $109 $174 $204
Winter Mid Peak


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(December, January, February, March)

All prices are for 2 people (shared bed) and are per night. Sleeps a maximum of four people (two beds). Prices include cleaning fee. $30/night per extra person/bed.

We've deliberately kept the nightly price as low as possible so more people can experience our tiny-house concept.

* Minimum 2 night stay - contact us to enquire about one night stays.

Pricing table nightly prices are in NZ dollars, include GST and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Final prices may vary slightly.

You can compare the availability calendars for all our accommodation options.

Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

15 Reviews  



Was INCREDIBLE!! Totally worth it and so glad we got to stay here, highly recommend!!!

December 2018



A place to relax and unwind and just be. Perfect setting and view, and a great bath to watch the weather roll through.

November 2018

Fleur Beemster And

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Tiny greenie eco house is true paradise. This perfect tiny house has everything you need. It is made up to very high standard. The composting toilet was a bit strange to us when we came there, but it works great and we would actually consider ourselves it if we were building a new house. The views are breathtaking and the peace and quiet of the place is superb. Definitely a perfect little hideaway



This place is epic! We booked well in advance for our NZ trip and we were not disappointed. The scenery is stunning. A bath under the stars what more can you ask for!



Absolutely a great stay with incredible views and welcoming hosts. Would definitely recommend for those looking for a quiet, peaceful location, yet still close to restaurants and activities. Will recommend again!



This tiny eco home was the most incredible place we've stayed. A perfect, romantic getaway for our private wedding ceremony. The view of the bay is stunning. The modern simplicity of the home is inspiring. We were blown away! This is a must stay in Golden Bay.



A beautiful cabin in a stunning location. The outside bath was a delight, and the attention to detail in the design of everything was amazing. The location is perfect for exploring both the northern parts of Abel Tasman National Park and golden bay. Highly reccomended.



Amazing views, complete privacy, warm and cosy. Couldn’t have asked for more! I’m recommending to all my friends.



We had a lovely time here. The place is very well put together and thought out. The views are amazing. The bath tub . The kitchen was really well set up too which is rare in air bnbs! They even had salt, pepper and oil. So handy! We really enjoyed exploring golden bay (especially wainui falls!) but the best part was coming back to our beautiful home for the night.



We loved the Tiny Greenie! We stayed for 4 nights in Oct ‘18 and absolutely loved the place. The location is amazing and the views are spectacular. The accommodation is ultra modern, well thought out and super clean. Would not hessite to recommend



Absolutely stunning! Incredible views across the bay and the house itself has been built with such craftsmanship. Far enough away from the town to feel as though you are on your own there but still within drivable distance for the supermarket and restaurants. Perfect for access to Abel Tasman, we had a great walk around the coastal path and explored other close by areas too. Everything we needed was provided and the tub on the veranda was a lovely touch, especially at sunset! We wouldn't hesitate to stay again and were sad to have to leave - thanks so much. Annette and Jamie



What an amazing location! Great modern touches in the house, from the well thought out lighting to the outside bath. Cant wait to stay again!



The Tiny Greenie was an excellent eco-friendly accommodation for us. The energy efficiency of the tiny house is simply amazing. We slept very well under the stars! The place is clean and bright and the view is spectacular. We also enjoyed the solitude and it is very private. Perfect setting for our anniversary!



We stayed at Tiny Greenie for two nights during July. Fantastic place, the view is incredible! Spotlessly clean, amazing design and attention to detail! Would recommend this place to anyone, don’t hesitate to book!



This is an amazing place, I would highly recommend it to anyone! Worth the drive- bring food and wine and settle in to a wonderful experience!

Travel to Golden Bay

Flights direct from Wellington from $109/person
Rental cars in Golden Bay from $49/day

How to Find Us

Tiny Greenie Technology

  • Off-grid electricity supply

    Power comes from solar panels and battery bank.

  • Energy efficient hot water

    Serious heat retention and monitoring.

  • Highly insulated window system

    Double-glazed and beautiful to behold.

  • Innovative composting toilet system

    No smells and makes good earth for the garden.

  • Energy efficient boiler and central heating

    Stable temperature in winter.

Learn more about the construction of Kiwi Greenie.

Plenty to Do

There's no TV but you'll be entertained all the same.

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    Over the water in winter and the mountains in summer.

  • Walk to Wainui Falls

    Through lush original forest and over a swing bridge.

  • Go Swimming

    The clear waters around Wainui Bay are ideal.

Look at our attractions section for more ideas.


In keeping with its aim of fostering a high standard of environmental ethics, Golden Bay Hideaway operates a well organised recycling regime with organised bins - even the bins are recycled!