Welcome to Kawakawa Hut
A simple, off-grid rural getaway for two, in Taupo, New Zealand.
Kawakawa Hut is a small but special little place tucked neatly between rolling hills. The Hut provides a simple but comfy getaway for two in a beautiful countryside. Whether you are in need of an affordable place as a stopover whilst driving the North Island, on a road trip or in need of a longer stay to explore Taupo or in Taupo for a particular event, Kawakawa Hut will cater to all your needs.
Close by lies the vegetable garden, and friendly cows graze just over the fence. Further out over surrounding farmland and you can see Tongariros snow capped mountains in the distance, so sit back and enjoy. The hut is off grid and is built of repurposed materials so that your stay has a low environmental impact. You will find everything you need in one room, with the addition of a small ensuite. The Hut has been positioned to the North with windows on all sides to maximise the winter sunlight and provide views of the surrounding farmland.
Kawakawa Hut is situated on our farm where we are eagerly learning how to raise our own stock and grow Veges. The hut is situated adjacent the vegetable garden and the barn which is really the hub for our homesteading activities. Although we try to work around the presence of our guests, we do need to harvest from the garden and feed the animals and so absolute privacy during daylight hours is not guaranteed. On the other hand we love bumping into our guests and striking up a yarn, often sharing insights about gardening and our journey down this lifestyle path.
Rest on the queen size bed, relax on the sofa by the fire, or chill outside under the ‘lean-to’ porch with a drink. The hut provides a safe haven for all seasons. We also can provide a portacot for your baby or stretcher for a child.
The basic kitchen & bar make for a great area for enjoying food and drinks while looking out at Mt Ruapehu. A BBQ is just outside. The kitchen has a camp style gas cooker, a motorhome style fridge/freezer, coffee plunger, plates, cups and cutlery etc.
Keep warm and cozy in winter next to the logburner, which can be dampened right down to keep you warm through the night. Ample kindling and firewood located in the lean-too.
The hut is off grid and runs off batteries so USB charging is provided and mains powerpoints can be used through an inverter but care needs to be taken to not drain the batteries. No Wifi either but there is good cellphone coverage.
Ideal for enjoying long afternoons, epic western sunsets and starry nights, with a fire pit, outdoor seating & table, BBQ and a pergola.
Kawakawa Hut is situated on our farm where we are eagerly learning how to raise our own stock and grow Veges. The hut is situated adjacent the vegetable garden and the barn which is really the hub for our homesteading activities.