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
Season Winter Mid Peak
Single Night $205 $265 $310
2-3 Nights $140 $210 $240
4-6 Nights $120 $175 $200
7+ Nights $115 $145 $175

Peak Season is Summer (December, January, February, March).
Mid Season is Autumn/Fall (April, May) and Spring (October, November).
Winter Season is Winter (June, July, August, September).

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.

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

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

Recent Airbnb Reviews

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AnnetteLawrence And Kylie


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

October 2018



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!

October 2018



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!

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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

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    Off-grid electricity supply

    Power comes from solar panels and battery bank.

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    Energy efficient hot water

    Serious heat retention and monitoring.

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    Highly insulated window system

    Double-glazed and beautiful to behold.

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    Innovative composting toilet system

    No smells and makes good earth for the garden.

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    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.

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    Beautiful Sunsets

    Over the water in winter and the mountains in summer.

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    Walk to Wainui Falls

    Through lush original forest and over a swing bridge.

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    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!