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Grand Designs Earthship Te Timatanga

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Gus & Sarah

Grand Designs Earthship Te Timatanga

8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Switch Off. Relax. Escape! Rejuvenate.
Close to the beautiful beaches of Tairua and Pauanui.
Eco-Luxury Self Contained Accommodation.
Melt into a magical retreat nestled into the hillside overlooking the Coromandel Ranges. As seen on GRAND DESIGNS NZ.
Hit the beaches or go exploring then return to the soft, sweet river waters of your retreat. Watch the sun go down over the hills on the Coromandel Peninsula and kick back with your catch of the day or the love of your life!


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM


Wide hallway clearance


13 Reviews

Erik & Summer User Profile
Erik & Summer
March 2018
Te timatanga was the perfect beginning of our families New Zealand journey! Gus and Sarah are amazing hosts - we loved enjoying the amazing eco-architecture and the serene setting! Thanks for a wonderful stay!
John User Profile
January 2018
This is an amazing and special house- unique and fabulous design and great views. Sarah was friendly, responsive and helpful. The setting is a short distance from some interesting bush walks and a short drive to nice beaches/Tairua/Pauanui. It was nice having the cats and chicken…
Claire User Profile
November 2017
This place is amazing. It was absolutely inspiring to stay in such a creative architectural space, not to mention the whole feel good save the world zero waste ethos, you just get the good feels all over here! Being from the city and with small kids the whole farm stay vibe was t…
Will User Profile
April 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at the earthship. It was a real insight into the realities of building and living in an off grid-capable home. The setting is magnificent with lovely natural features, swimming holes, streams and hills. The surrounding grounds still require some signifi…
Kavita User Profile
March 2017
This place was so tranquil and serene. It was a perfect getaway from city life. Enjoyed every moment spent in this house being surrounded by nature. Thanks Sarah and Gus for offering this beautiful house.
Janelle User Profile
February 2017
The place is exactly like what's in the photos. It's secluded and beautiful.
Julie User Profile
February 2017
The Earthship exceeded all my expectations. Gus and Sarah were amazing hosts! The home is exactly described plus so much more. My friends and I didn't want to leave. We woke up and fed the chickens every morning. The home is very tranquil surrounded by beautiful landscape. …

Hosted by Gus & Sarah

Waikato, New ZealandJoined in October 2013
Gus & Sarah User Profile
13 Reviews
Kia ora! We are raising our family on the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. We are passionate about sustainability and developing ways to live a modest and healthy lifestyle. We would love to meet you and share with you the opportunity of our living Earthship experience.
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