Golden Bay Hideaway

Off-grid Living

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Stay at the Kiwi Greenie accommodation and know that you're supporting sustainable living practices that contribute to reducing carbon emissions. And while you're there you'll come to see all the benefits first hand.

Lawrence (right) and the building crew are proud of the completed adobe thermal-mass walls.

Energy-Efficient By Design

Kiwi Greenie is designed based on German models of passive solar design. It uses high insulation standards, orientation towards the sun, thermal mass storage, and high-quality components like double-glazed windows to maintain a comfortable warmth with minimal energy input. Overlapping insulation layers offer superior thermal resistance and the design eliminates common heat leaks, reducing energy waste.

A comprehensive solar water system provides underfloor heating, while low wattage, long-lasting dimming LED lighting is used throughout the accommodation to ensure efficient energy use.

Until you've experienced Kiwi Greenie, it's hard to appreciate just how efficient it is.

Our solar shed holds all the vitals for off-grid living - panels, batteries, inverters etc.

Off-Grid Solar Energy System

The accommodation is powered by a off-grid solar energy system, meaning it generates its own electricity from a renewable and clean energy source: the sun.

This system offers numerous benefits including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy independence, lower long-term energy costs, sustainability, and low maintenance.

This aligns with our principles of self-sufficiency and responsible use of resources, demonstrating a commitment to sustainable living and environmental stewardship.