Rustic and Eco-Friendly Tiny House on Quiet Farm in Canterbury, New Zealand

Cheviot, North Canterbury (New Zealand) view map
Tiny Houses
1 unit
2 guest capacity
1 night minimum stay

Description of Glamping Units

This truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind tiny house sits on an eco-friendly, sustainable farm surrounded by peaceful gardens and native bush in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. The property lies just 20 minutes from the charming town of Cheviot and the stunning Gore Bay and is also within easy reach of a multitude of exciting attractions. The cabin can accommodate up to two guests and consists of a studio-style single room with a snug mezzanine loft bed that is accessed by a ladder, as well as a fold-out futon underneath.

The rustic kitchen comes complete with a fire-heated range, an oven, a toaster, a double hot plate, a toaster oven, a mini-fridge, and running water, allowing guests to cook some delicious food from scratch. To complete this truly unique experience, guests can take a relaxing soak in the outdoor, wood-fired bathtub while gazing at the starry night sky. The rest of the bathroom can also be found outdoors, which is made from recycled materials and includes a hot, gravity-fed shower and a composting toilet. Outside, guests can chill out on the hammocks while taking in their new surroundings. Read More

Checkin Details

Check-in after:3:00 PM
Check-out before:12:00 PM

Accommodation Amenities

  • Bathtub
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Bunk beds
  • Cell service
  • Docking station
  • Electricity
  • Fridge
  • Hammock
  • Hot plate
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Non smoking
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Radio/Stereo system
  • Room service
  • Running water
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Sofa bed/Futon
  • Tea kettle
  • Toaster
  • Toilet
  • Wood burning stove
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Facilities

This unique property has an on-site farm and a bumblebee sanctuary. It is also home to an array of animals, such as a dog and a cat.

After a busy day out and about, guests can take a relaxing soak in the cozy, wood-fired outdoor bathtub. The bathroom is also located outdoors and includes a wood-fired shower and a composted toilet. The bathroom is uniquely made up of recycled red brick, glass blocks, roofing tiles, and natural timber from the farm.

So guests do not feel too disconnected, the property provides Internet access and moderate cell phone coverage. There are also DVDs, games, books, and speakers with an iPod plug-in so guests never get bored.

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Suitabilities

General
  • Couples
  • Honeymoons
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • Additional Information

    The maximum occupancy of this property is two guests.

    The property is not suitable for young children.

    Location + Surroundings

    This rural property lies on New Zealand's South Island and sits in the northern region of Canterbury, close to the stunning east coast. This out-of-the-way property can be found in the small town of Waiau and just a 20-minute drive from both the center of Waiau and the small settlement of Cheviot. The bustling town of Christchurch is only a one and a half-hour drive south, in case guests fancy a change of pace. Guests will also be within easy reach of a number of famous local attractions, such as Napenape Beach, just one hour away, and Gore Bay, which is only a 20-minute drive away. Read More

    Cancellation policy

    • If the guest cancels 24 hours or more prior to check in: The guest will receive a full refund.
    • If the guest cancels within 24 hours of check in: The guest will be charged for one full night's stay, but will receive a full refund for the remaining nights.
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    Services

    Guests can choose from a huge selection of on-site educational activities and skills workshops to take part in throughout their stay to get a true taste of the rural lifestyle in New Zealand.

    The Flax Basket-Making Workshop lasts for 45 minutes and costs $30 for the first guest and $5 for each additional guest.

    The Scythe Workshop lasts for 45 minutes at a cost of $30 per guest.

    The Introduction to Forest Gardening is a one and a half-hour course and costs $60 for the first guest and $5 for each additional guest.

    The Water Wise Land Shaping and Rain Harvesting Workshop lasts for one and a half hours and costs $60 per guests and is $5 for each additional guest.

    The Farm Day Trip costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under the age of five years old go free.

    If guests do not fancy cooking, they can order a delivered breakfast and dinner for an additional charge.

    For more information on these additional services, guests should contact the host. Read More

    Activities

    • Biking
    • Bird watching
    • Boating
    • Children's program
    • Golfing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Meditation
    • Sightseeing
    • Spa treatments
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Water sports
    • Whale watching
    • Wildlife viewing
    • Wine tasting
    • Yoga

    Guests are within easy reach of a multitude of activities to help make their vacation truly unforgettable. For water-sport activities, striking views, or simply a relax on the shores, guests should head to the nearby Gore Bay, the Napenape beach, or Kaikoura. The coastal town of Kaikoura is also a fantastic place to view some of the fascinating wildlife that inhabits the area, such as whale, dolphin, seabird, and seal. Moreover, the nearby town of Cheviot is home to lovely cafes, a golf club, an excellent wine tasting room, and scenic walking and biking tracks.

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