Custom-Designed Taupō Tiny House: Kōwhai Korner

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Tiny house hosted by Thomas & Carrie

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Custom-built, eco-friendly, tiny house nestled among kōwhai, plum, maple & feijoa trees on one of Taupō's township's largest sections (Richmond Heights suburb - 7 minute drive to CBD). Interior design is Scandinavian - light and airy. Recently built (2018), the double-glazing, insulation & heat pump will keep you toasty warm in winter & cool in summer. Screens (unusual in Aotearoa) allow you to catch an evening breeze without uninvited insects/mammals sneaking in!

The space
A tiny house, Kōwhai Korner is ideal for single or duo travelers with queen bed in loft but can also accommodate families or small groups with additional bed(s) of your choice - queen or single air mattress, porta-cot, etc. We recommend viewing listing photos and accompanying descriptions, which accurately portray the space, before booking.

We designed and build our tiny house as a te whare āio – a peaceful, calm, restorative place for visiting whānau (family) and friends. Located down a shared drive atop a quiet cul-de-sac, Kōwhai Korner provides guests with the opportunity to wake up to tuis, bellbirds and korero while still having easy access to the Botanical Gardens (5 minute walk), lake (15 minute walk/2 minute drive) and the CBD (45 minute walk/7 minute drive).

Our whānau has committed to living more simply and sustainably and appreciate your cooperation in helping minimise human impact on our local environment. To help move our whānau toward zero waste, we are now purchasing the majority of our home and tiny house supplies through Bin Inn and The Source. Glass milk and muesli containers, Boomerang bags, resuable Taupō one cup and takeaway containers, composting and recycling are all provided to help guests enjoy, care for, and make the most of Kōwhai Korner and beautiful Lake Taupō region.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Garden
Travel cot
Children’s books and toys
Baby bath
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand

Quiet and peaceful neighbourhood (wake up to tuis!) at top of cul-de-sac yet close to town (6 minute drive or 45 minute walk).

Hosted by Thomas & Carrie

  1. Joined in June 2012
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Kia ora! Originally from Alaska and Iowa, we've lived all over the planet (from urban LA to remote Amazon jungles), but have chosen Aotearoa as the place to raise our young family. A civil engineer and secondary science teacher, we met through our passion for music and are quite involved in the local funk, jazz and classical music scene (flute/trumpet). Other hobbies include tennis, triathlon (can give you tips for Taupo's Ironman), mtn biking, paddle-boarding, tramping, camping and exploring the outdoors with our pre-schoolers.
Kia ora! Originally from Alaska and Iowa, we've lived all over the planet (from urban LA to remote Amazon jungles), but have chosen Aotearoa as the place to raise our young family.…

During your stay

As an active young family, we are often out and about, so we've provided keypad entry to enable guests to come and go freely (but with caution please as we are often playing in our yard/driveway). We welcome you as whānau at Kōwhai Korner and enjoy answering your questions in person or via messaging - whatever suits guests better.
As an active young family, we are often out and about, so we've provided keypad entry to enable guests to come and go freely (but with caution please as we are often playing in our…

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House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
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