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EcoBach - self contained off-grid small home

SuperhostKorito, Taranaki, New Zealand
Entire cabin hosted by Michael
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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The EcoBach is a small home that sleeps up to 4 people (3 beds in 2 bedrooms). It is close to great views and family-friendly activities - mountain bike tracks, mountain walks, swimming holes, beach & New Plymouth attractions within 17 km.
You’ll love the EcoBach because of the clean environment, outdoors space, floating bath, animals, lake, row boat and kayaks, gardens and walkways, 100% off-grid renewable energy (23kW PV and 1.5kW hydro), electric car, the ambience, peace & tranquillity.

The space
Our place is a renewable energy demonstration site. We have developed this property during the last 25 years and have never been connected to the grid. Our core business is the manufacture of renewable energy products (EcoInnovation Ltd) where we make and export hydro turbines and solar powered water pumps (PowerSpout brand) sold globally.
We do our best to be self-sufficient and sustainable and hence have gardens for our own food production. At times of plenty guests are free to take from the gardens - just ask Linda first.
We recently purchased an electric car and over the next 10 years hope to replace all our cars with electric as technology advancements allow.
For those interested in renewable energy, the property is powered by 23kW PV array, 1.5kW hydro turbines (when wet). We have a 9kW inverter that has peak AC load of 18kW and we use on average about 40-50kWhrs/day. Surplus power is used to charge the electric car, heat hot water in our home and the EcoInn building.
If you are interested in a quick tour of the power-room just ask.

Guest access
All outside areas are open for the guests to visit.
Young children must be supervised at all times as the lake, stream and farms animals are a potential safety hazard.
The bush walkways can be very slippery when wet, so please walk carefully and do not

Other things to note
One of the single beds is for a child. For groups of 4 adults there is a pull out couch and a single mattress under the bed.
With a large mountain in our back garden the weather can change quickly, so plan some activities to cater for wet conditions. The dry period is typically from January to May.
The EcoBach is a small home that sleeps up to 4 people (3 beds in 2 bedrooms). It is close to great views and family-friendly activities - mountain bike tracks, mountain walks, swimming holes, beach & New Plymouth attractions within 17 km.
You’ll love the EcoBach because of the clean environment, outdoors space, floating bath, animals, lake, row boat and kayaks, gardens and walkways, 100% off-grid renewable energy (23kW PV and 1.5kW hydro), electric car, the ambience, peace & tranquillity.

The space
Our place is a renewable energy demonstration site. We have developed this property during the l…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Heating
Essentials
TV
Washer
High chair
Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance

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Korito, Taranaki, New Zealand

Kent Road is a quiet rural road with few cars and no light pollution - so great on clear nights for stargazing.

Hosted by Michael

Joined in November 2016
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Hi, I'm Michael married to Linda, we live in the country 18km from New Plymouth on a 10 acre slice of paradise - heaven when the sun shines. I am a self-employed engineer and own/operate a small manufacturing company. Linda is a science teacher at a local high school in New Plymouth. We have two boys living and studying in Auckland. We have run the EcoInn and EcoBach for over 10 years and recently listed the Ecobach on AirBnB. We only live 100m away from the EcoBach, so feel free to call over if you need help deciding what to do while visiting Taranaki. Enjoy your Stay. Michael & Linda.
Hi, I'm Michael married to Linda, we live in the country 18km from New Plymouth on a 10 acre slice of paradise - heaven when the sun shines. I am a self-employed engineer and own/o…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm