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!

COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Protection Plan

COVID-19 Protection Plan

We're taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously and we're prepared to make everything as safe, easy and affordable as possible for our guests. Golden Bay Hideaway is tackling this challenge with a range of important measures:

All Guests Welcome

We've taken measures to ensure our accommodations are safe for all our guests. For this reason we are not requiring vaccine certificates or passes. All our staff are fully vaccinated.

Exceptionally Clean

We're very proud of our record on providing an exceptionally clean and safe environment for all our guests. The many glowing reviews in this regard are truly appreciated.

Each home is cleaned on a regular basis and a deep and thorough clean is completed before you arrive for your stay. This involves but is not limited to:

  • Deploying hospital grade cleaning products.
  • Sanitize all 'high touch' surfaces.
  • Dust and clean floors.
  • Clean and shine windows and doors.
  • Refreshing linen and towels and restock supplies.
  • Wash and inspect dishes.
  • Removing of any rubbish.
  • We double-check that everything is clean and safe for your stay.

Golden Bay Hideaway cleaning staff are fully vaccinated, trained in good hygiene and follow recommended cleaning guidelines from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. We encourage our guests to do the same.

Soap, hand sanitisers and disposable (and compostable) hand drying towels are provided for every visitor's safety.

Low-touch Bubble

Each of our accommodations is completely separate from the others. There are no shared facilities. You'll feel like it's just you and the view.

Our "low-touch" approach to the check-in/check-out process means you'll likely never meet any of us face-to-face. When you arrive at Golden Bay Hideaway you can use the intercom at the gate to announce your arrival. From there you simply follow the signs to your accommodation of choice - ready and waiting. And for checkout you can just leave.

Our (fully vaccinated) staff will never arrive unannounced and burst your bubble. But of course we're always around should you need us - just call or send us a message.

"No worries" Cancellation

Book your bubble break with confidence!

In these uncertain times it can be hard to make a plan for the future. We reckon taking a break shouldn't be a stressful experience. So we're making it easy for you to have no worries with our generous cancellation policy.

While the NZ Government maintains strict border controls for COVID-19 we are only accepting bookings that meet various criteria. Please read all latest information.

Please have a read of our cancellation policy.

Lawrence and Kylie

Go well and please get in touch if you have any questions and comments.