Experience this unique, peaceful straw bale house nestled in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges. Located in a beautiful, quiet rural valley, the property has large lawns, an orchard and croquet lawn, as well as a river on the boundary with several good swimming holes.
Inside is spacious and inviting, with open-plan kitchen/dining and living areas. There are 4 bedrooms, accommodating up to 20 guests, 2 generous-sized bathrooms, 2 separate toilets, a study area with Wifi broadband and a table tennis table. The house is child-friendly, with fencing around the house, a cot and a highchair.
Perfect in winter for cosy evenings in front of the log fire or relaxing in the bath with a view of the garden. In summer, there are 5 acres to enjoy, where you can play croquet, swim in the river, relax on the deck or have a leisurely barbecue. You can also explore the many nearby walking tracks that the Tararuas have to offer.
This family-built straw bale house is built with respect for the environment. It generates its own electricity and sources water from a nearby spring. The thick straw bale walls and double glazing keep the cold out in winter and the house cool on the hottest summer’s day, making it a comfortable stay in all seasons.
Whether your group is large or small, this is a welcoming and versatile house that can accommodate your needs.
The house is available for functions, retreats and group gatherings by negotiation.