Golden Bay Hideaway

Kiwi Greenie Construction Photos Step-by-Step

The holiday home and showhome Kiwi Greenie was constructed using the following technology and materials.

  • Site

    Cementing the chamber of the composting toilet.

  • Floor

    Look at that handsome captain, keeping an eye on unqualified Lawrence.

    The floor is just polished Takaka River builders mix - as it comes, natural.

  • Walls

    One stud screwing another.

    The infamous and multi-talented Norry.

  • Adobe Walls

    Special WOOFERS - Clyde, Crissy, Dariusz, boy.

  • Roof

    Battling 30 knot winds the boys fasten down the waterproof roofing paper (Pro Clima SOLITEX MENTO 3000 roof underlay) to keep out the coming rainstorms. Highly recommended product!

    Jetstream know how to blow... 500mm depth of recycled glass. This product reduced roof insulation labour by 3-4 days.

    Native Kahikatea tree milled from the property and turned into tongue-n-groove ceiling cladding.

  • Windows and Doors

    The mission to Wellington and back on the weekend. A trailerload of windows. You gotta do what you gotta do.

  • Toilet

    Amani in the toilet chamber.

    Cleans up nicely!

  • Power & Lighting

    Finn McIntyre - practicing his electrical skillz. Still overdue to be qualified.

  • Water Heating

    Look at this work of art. Cheers Alliance Plumbing. Shane Harwood at his best.

  • Drainage

    What everyone doesn't see or appreciate. You dig a hole and cover it up again.

The Team

Kiwi Greenie was constructed over several months in the second half of 2014. A massive effort from a good bunch of professionals and amateurs made it come together perfectly. Thanks to everyone who lent us a hand.

The McIntyre lads - Finn, Lawrence and Amani.

The builders - Amani, Norry (Tim Norris), Lawrence. Dangerous!