The 'Flax Pod' container cabin

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Tiny house hosted by Kim

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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Our unique Flax Pod cabin is a repurposed shipping container with cool views of Golden Bay. It suits a couple, has a queen bed, sofa and basic kitchen facilities. Bifolding doors open onto a deck where you can totally relax, enjoy a cold beer, sink into a hot tub and soak up the sea views. Its in a great location and a great base to explore Golden Bay from. Enjoy getting back to the basics, dozing in a hammock, a friendly weka or two and a spectacular night sky.

The space
The Flax Pod cabin is a converted shipping container and although pretty basic and very diy, it is warm, comfortable and in a cool location. Its a bit like glamping with its basic kitchen facilities, hot outdoor shower and composting toilet. The kitchen has a fridge, toaster, jug, double stove top, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery - you should find everything you need. There is no microwave or oven.

We are trialing a home made wood fired hot tub! It is just outside on the deck and although not flash it is private and amazing at night to soak in and gaze at the stars. We supply a box of wood to heat the hot tub. You can purchase more boxes off us for $10.
Note, the hot tub is a repurposed chest freezer so it is well insulated. It is heated by solar during day and fire at night. It takes 1-2 hours to heat by wood fire.

The views from the Flax Pod are pretty awesome. You can see over the ocean out towards Farewell Spit and into the western ranges. It is on a newly purchased property which we are regenerating back into native bush. We are still in the early stages of landscaping. It is usually quiet and peaceful, although we do have 3 kids being kids. You are free to wonder down to the stream area where the native trees are restoring and where, along the stream edge, you can see glow worms at night. Our family home is close by but you have your own space and we won't disturb you.

A gas BBQ is available on request otherwise bring a bag of charcoal for the charcoal BBQ on the deck.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Patio or balcony
Garden
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Pohara, Golden bay, New Zealand

Quiet neighbourhood shared with local people and local wildlife. It has stunning views in every direction and the valley is clad in trees. A very special place with lots of birds such as kea, kereru, weka, tui, bellbird.

We have 7 kea living in our valley which land on our property and the cabin from time to time. While we love these colourful birds, please do not feed them and gently encourage them away if they start vandalising the cabin.

We also have a flock of 50+ kereru so if you’re a bird lover bring your camera.

Hosted by Kim

Joined in February 2017
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A friendly relaxed family who love going on adventures with their 3 children aged 2, 7 and 9.

During your stay

After check-in we will not disturb you again however you are welcome to approach us at the house for any advice or suggestions on what to do and see or if anything goes wrong. Andrew is also a knowledgeable tour guide (his claim to fame is being the tour guide for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Abel Tasman). He’s happy to take you on a paddle boarding adventure in the area if timing suits. He knows the best spots and best times to go.
After check-in we will not disturb you again however you are welcome to approach us at the house for any advice or suggestions on what to do and see or if anything goes wrong. And…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Smoke alarm

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