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Rimu Hut, cosy off-grid bush escape from city life

SuperhostArarimu, Auckland, New Zealand
Entire cabin hosted by Ken
5 guests1 bedroom5 beds1.5 baths
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A tramping-style A-frame chalet nestled against rimu trees on the edge of a stunning 15-acre native forest block close to the Hunua Ranges in rural South Auckland. Built by the owners using macrocarpa timber grown on the property, it was intended to be a place where their grandchildren could enjoy sleepovers in the forest and afternoon adventures. They soon realised though, that such a special place should be shared so they decided to make it available to others. Cosy in winter, cool in summer!

The space
The Rimu Hut is not connected to power but still contains everything needed for a comfortable, relaxing escape.
Downstairs, there is a basic camp-style kitchen with a small sink and a single gas hob. Tea, coffee, milk and muesli are all provided, and a food safe will keep food items cool for a day or so. Downstairs you will also find two built-in seats/beds which look out over native bush and farmland through a large window. A small wood stove will let you warm the place up in cold weather and the well insulated A-frame walls/roof will ensure it stays warm through the night.
The upstairs sleeping loft contains 3 single mattresses, of which 2 are connected to make a king size double bed. It is accessed via a wooden ladder through an opening in the loft floor, which can be covered to keep children safe.
The bathroom is in a separate building, a few steps from the Hut and connected by a timber deck. Enjoy the hot gas-fired shower with private views through the native trees. Thirty metres away is a self-composting long-drop toilet. The
Rimu Hut, and it’s bathroom and toilet facilities, contain battery-powered lighting. Candles are also supplied. A torch is also provided for reaching the outhouse and bathroom at night.

Guest access
Transfers available from and to Bombay Intercity Bus Stop at extra cost. The Hut is accessed via a private gravel farm road- past paddocks where cows and sheep graze. From the farm road, a private gravel driveway leads to the Hut. Cars can be parked twenty metres away, then guests will need to climb over a style and walk along a short track to reach the Hut.

Other things to note
Cellphone coverage is limited, with a small amount of 4G connectivity available in some, but not all, areas of the Hut and it’s surrounds.
There is no WiFi available.
A tramping-style A-frame chalet nestled against rimu trees on the edge of a stunning 15-acre native forest block close to the Hunua Ranges in rural South Auckland. Built by the owners using macrocarpa timber grown on the property, it was intended to be a place where their grandchildren could enjoy sleepovers in the forest and afternoon adventures. They soon realised though, that such a special place should be shared so they decided to make it available to others. Cosy in winter, cool in summer!

The space
The Rimu Hut is not connected to power but still contains everything needed for a comfortable, re…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
3 floor mattresses

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Heating
First aid kit
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Ararimu, Auckland, New Zealand

Step off the deck of the Rimu Hut into the native forest on to a private walking track leading to a wetland pond and past glow worms (at night).
The Hunua Ranges with the impressive Hunua Falls, dams, mountain bike trails and tramping tracks are a 10 minute drive away. Hunua Village has a store and petrol station with good coffee. Clevedon Village is a further 10 minute drive and has cafes, interesting gift shops, and is known for Sunday markets selling local produce. There are also lots of shops and eateries in nearby Bombay and Pukekohe, and a list of these will be provided.
Step off the deck of the Rimu Hut into the native forest on to a private walking track leading to a wetland pond and past glow worms (at night).
The Hunua Ranges with the impressive Hunua Falls, dams, moun…

Hosted by Ken

Joined in May 2016
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I am a builder. I have really enjoyed creating a cabin in the bush and are happy to make it available for others to enjoy. Also I like to help others experience our beautiful farm. My wife and I enjoy the outdoors, new experiences and meeting people.
I am a builder. I have really enjoyed creating a cabin in the bush and are happy to make it available for others to enjoy. Also I like to help others experience our beautiful farm.…
During your stay
The main farmhouse is situated 200 metres away so guests can have complete privacy if they wish. However, we will be available if you need anything.
Ken is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm