Other | Otaki | #17841

9.2/10 (76 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Enjoy a Taste of Abundant and Resilient Living

Just off S H 1 between Otaki and Levin, at 107 South Manakau Road. Do NOT follow Google Maps. Go along South Manakau Road to the first corner (1 km).

A farm building converted over 4 years with love and friendship into a warm and comfortable self-contained Eco-Cabin for your enjoyment. It has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and indoor and outdoor living spaces, next to a bio-filtered swimming pool and food forests. You will be on a 50 hectare organic farm with hills of native forests (QE II covenant) and plantations. You can wander along tracks and bush walks with wide views from Mount Ruapehu and Taranaki to Kapiti and the South Island. Also close to beaches and Tararua Range entries.

We have a small working farm, to provide healthy food and water from a healthy and diverse environment. There are free ranging pigs, hens and ducks, extensive grazing of sheep and cattle, orchard trees, vegetable gardens and grain crops. There are lots of trees, for shelter and habitat, and sustainably coppiced woodlots for firewood, timber plantations and forest wilderness.

The cabin is part of a farm building, made of local natural materials, including timber, earth and stone, with earth floor and earth plaster wall finishing. On-site services of spring water, ‘waste’ re-use, compost and flush toilets, wood range, wind and solar power. All cotton sheets and towels, wool rugs, etc.

10 mins drive to Waikawa Beach

Come and relax in an abundant and healthy environment, and enjoy the fruits of the land at our place. We will provide you with a breakfast basket of our own organic or local produce.

Special conditions:

Minimum 2 nights at stated price. Surcharge of $25 - $50 for one night only, depending on guest numbers, and not always available.

Living area has built in seating that can sleep 2.

Rate for 2 adults. e

Extra adults @ $25 and children under 15 @ $15, per night.

Pets allowed with prior approval

Fenced bio filtered swimming pool( no chlorine, more like a river pool) Children in pool area must be minded by adults at all times

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: clean the house and do the dishes before you leave.


  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • SKY TV ®
  • Swimming pool
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • living room

    2 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Loft

    2 x Single bed

  • Main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (92)

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  • Tranquil setting, comfortable bach

    Tranquil setting, comfortable bach. Great place to base ourselves during a busy weekend. Grateful for the food basket and not having to pack breakfast - yummy, thanks. Friendly pigs especially when carrying food.

    kateis475 100%|16x Mar 2018

  • Great location

    Great location. Very interesting. Ridge walk was great - could benefit from a few signs; was a little confusing up top. Overall was excellent stay.

    Michael 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • It was really interesting to spend time at a property focused on...

    It was really interesting to spend time at a property focused on sustainability. Loved walking in the reserve land. Handy to Otaki and Levin. Sensible distance from Wellington for a weekend. Loved being around the animals - made lots of new friends. For some reason, we slept like logs - very relaxing. Enjoyed the breakfast goods supplied. Queen bed was very comfortable.

    PatriciaPa4 100%|4x Mar 2018

  • We loved the location

    We loved the location. Away from city life, but close enough to get to nearby beaches and towns. The property was roomy, warm and beautiful. My children loved discovering all the recyled matter used to create such a home. I was a liitle dissapointed there wasnt a full sized oven to cook in, but we made do without. My children have decided that we need to come back every year!!

    NaomiEu2 new member Jan 2018

  • We had a wonderful stay

    We had a wonderful stay. The beds were super comfy and the facilities were perfect for our family with two young children. We loved exploring the food forest and taking walks on the property. The basket of lovely organic breakfast treats was a nice touch. We will definitely be back.

    SarahRu9 100%|5x Dec 2017

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