It’s hard to ignore how easy it is becoming to live an environmentally conscious life. So when Bookabach announced its annual Bach of the Year awards, we naturally wanted to know what the top eco-friendly baches were and where to find them.
What do you think of when someone mentions they’re staying in an eco-friendly bach? A shack in the middle of the bush? A property made from recycled and environmentally friendly products? Or an off-grid escape? As the most popular properties on Bookabach show, it could be any one of these.
THE POINT HOLMES BAY – GOLD AWARD
Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula District.
Escape to paradise with The Point, an off-the-grid clifftop retreat in the Banks Peninsula. Taking out the gold award in the eco-friendly category, this luxury design home boasts unobstructed sea views overlooking Pigeon Bay. Complete with a private swimming cove on-site you don’t need to leave the property to go exploring. The property is architecturally designed to capture light and thermal energy, making it an eco-friendly holiday alternative. See more here.
THE BALI ROOM – SILVER AWARD
Set on nearly three quarters of an acre, and only 3 kilometres from the Coromandel Township, this cabin style accommodation offers a peaceful and serene environment. Winning silver in the eco-friendly category, the space overlooks trees, bush and organic gardens. The Balinese theme is carried on throughout the cabin, offering a private and romantic feel. When it’s time to head out and explore, directly opposite you will find the famous Driving Creeks Scenic Railway.
POUAKAI BUSH RETREAT – BRONZE AWARD
Egmont National Park, New Plymouth
If you’re looking for something a little different from the ordinary, then consider staying in this totally private, beautiful bush cabin, situated just 20 minutes drive from New Plymouth. Scoring bronze in the eco-friendly category, the cabin is an adults only retreat set in total privacy. It features a large bath with an outlook into the bush and above to the night sky. The cabin has been built out of numerous recycled and environmentally friendly products like Mod wood and Onduline. It is also powered by solar panels with a Studio Oven with wetback for the hot water.
Check out all the winners of the awards at bachoftheyear.co.nz