10 Best Airbnb Tiny Houses In New Zealand - Updated 2021

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New Zealand is famous for its picturesque sceneries and landscapes. When you think of New Zealand, you definitely think of green grass and a gorgeous mountain range, with animals playing around. If you are in a quest for finding the right relaxation pod with a different view – may it be a farm or a lake, these tiny houses might be the right choice for you. Nevertheless, if you are traveling to New Zealand or you are a local and you would want a different scenery to appreciate, try out these Airbnb tiny houses in New Zealand, located in beautiful spots!

1. Shipping container stay for two (from USD 76)

Would you like to relax in a tiny house while experiencing the utmost relaxation in the presence of a beautiful view of the ocean? This home in a shipping container is located in the heart of Pohara, Golden Bay. This container turned pod is definitely an eye-stopper. It has all the things that you need – kitchen, shower, and composting toilet. There is also a hammock at the deck and a barbecue grill available upon request.

The 'Flax Pod' container cabin
Pohara, Golden bay, New Zealand
272 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cosy comfortable and truly spectacular and amazing
tiny comfortable place and very nice terrace to soak in the view
gorgeous sunset and star views from this cozy spot
such an amazing spot beautiful views comfy bed awesome fire tub was an epic stay thank you guys
the bed was super comfy and the rain lulled us into a good sleep
Cleanliness:
we had a great stay there and everything was exactly as described and very clean
simple clean and stunning views
Host:
kim is very nice host
definitely friendly and thoughtful host
the hosts are lovely and very helpful
kim was so lovely and helpful
kim was a great host and the pod is lovely and warm
Location:
unique location great for peace and quiet
great beaches in walking distance
incredible location amazing skies
such a beautiful location too definitely worth a visit
all basic but it made the location even more special
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2. Majestic retreat amid nature (from USD 104)

This tiny house will surely give a unique and very private experience! Described as a “Hobbit hole” this will surely give you and your companion a very simple and nature-friendly accommodation. This absolute catch of a tiny house is almost built of recycled materials as the owner carefully built this home to exude the eco-friendly vibe. The view in this house is pure bliss – greens, bushes, a lake, and various kind of birds to watch. This place is definitely a choice to make for those who would want to be with nature and experience the luxury of a tiny house.

"Lake End" Retreat
Hurworth, Taranaki, New Zealand
190 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outside shower with view on this scenery is just gorgeous
beautiful setting - even if i wasn’t a lotr / hobbit fan i would’ve loved it
this is a place you cannot miss to experience whether you are a hobbit fan or not
the view out over the lake & bush is beautiful especially from the cosy outdoor bath/shower
the superb continental breakfast and the chocolates left for us were appreciated
Cleanliness:
the room was clean and comfortable
sally was very welcoming and had everything spotless for us
she provides you with fresh fruit and clean towels every day as well
it is spotlessly clean comfortable and in what can only be described as a fairytale like setting
Host:
they were enthusiastic and gracious hosts who offered us privacy and tranquility
thank you again sally such an incredible host who made us feel very welcome and at home
sally is a great host
sally is such a wonderful host and her place is a fairytale haven
amazing hosts and such a special place
Location:
location is amazing and the hobbit house is really fun and cute
excellent accommodation in a beautiful peaceful location
amazing little hobbit hole in a beautiful location
thanks sally for sharing your beautiful location with us
paull and sally have a very beautiful place situated just a few minutes from new plymouth city
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3. Aesthetic glamping site off the east coast (from USD 180)

Are you hungry for a morning sunrise view off the Pacific Ocean? This tiny house is the one for you and your companion! Designed like a glamping-style cabin for every wandering soul out there. It is only a two-minute drive away from picturesque white-sand beaches and surfing beaches. While being a five-minute drive away from the city center for easy accessibility to your urban needs. It has a very comfortable bedroom, and outdoor (but definitely covered) bathroom and an outdoor (also covered) fully functioning kitchen. You will find this tiny house very aesthetic and totally Instagrammable!

Hinterland Retreat
Gisborne, New Zealand
178 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were very well thought out and a very comfortable and peaceful stay
just like the photos amazing views private attention to detail marshmellows over the fire and comfortable linen bedding
with 5 star views and comfortable accommodation you won’t want to leave
erin and hamish's place is so unique comfortable private and the views are spectacular
an absolutely amazing place to stay: beautiful view completely relaxing and very comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean for a glamping experience good bbq and kitchen facilities
Host:
lovely hosts making this possible
the host was really thoughtful and sweet
the owners are available to answer any questions and make you feel very welcome
the hosts are so friendly and helpful
wonderful hosts and overall 5 stars
Location:
beautiful location for a weekend retreat
gorgeous location to watch the sunrise
this place is an absolute paradise
wow just wow this place was amazing just wish we could have stayed longer
i wish words could be used to fully describe just how incredible this place is
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4. Beachfront tiny house (from USD 121)

Do you and your partner want to experience the beach life while in the comforts of a home? Well, you better book this tiny house! Featured in New Zealand’s Life and Leisure magazine, this tiny house boasts spacious sun deck, open floor plan, a gorgeous outdoor bathroom, and a fully functional kitchen! It even has a breakfast bar with windows where you can have a pleasant sunrise view and a view of the beautiful ocean. It has two lofts – one for the bedroom and another for the second living area. This will give you the perfect tiny house retreat!

Kapiti Coast Tiny House | Beachfront & Sea Views
Waikawa Beach, New Zealand
195 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
appreciated all the amenities in kitchen
everything you need is there too – from amenities like shampoo to a fully functional kitchen
the filly functioning kitchen was a delight to cook in and the coffee machine was a real treat
beautifully decorated original tiny house very complete and comfortable great views of lovely beach
perfect weekend getaway with an amazing view and a great hangout space above the kitchen
Cleanliness:
the space was clean and the interior is really stylish yet cozy
super clean and modern an overall lovely place to experience
very stylish super clean
super clean super modern and lovely touches by the hosts
the shower though was perfect and overall tinyvile was exceptionally clean
Host:
shirley and rodney are awesome hosts
shirley & rodney are great hosts from afar with great communication
very attentive hosts and a truly unique tiny house
everything has been well thought of and rodney and shirley were great attentive hosts
shirley & rodney were very accommodating providing more than we expected attention to detail was highly appreciated
Location:
beautiful location close enough for a day trip to wellington
an amazing house in a beautiful location
fabulous location right on the beach
amazing tiny house and absolutely lovely location for a getaway will definitely be back
a gorgeous cosy tiny house in a beautiful location with everything you need for a perfect few days away
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5. Newly built Scandinavian home (from USD 76)

This newly built tiny house is custom-designed for the purpose of leisure and comfort of those travelers who would avail of such unique accommodation. For those with a Scandinavian fetish for interior design, this tiny house is definitely the best pick! It can accommodate a lone traveler, a couple, or even a family of four! This property tries its best to achieve zero-waste disposal so you can find utensils and storage in this house pretty much recycled but still in style. With a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and a spacious living area, this tiny house is perfect for you!

Taupō Tiny House: Kōwhai Korner (2018 new build)
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
245 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi connection and close to the sights and town
amenities are excellent and the bed is super comfortable hosts are fantastic and excellent with their communication
the tiny house was warm and cozy super relaxing after a long day of driving from wellington
Cleanliness:
very clean and great place to stay
clean and stylish little house
amazing space very clean and well presented
the house is clean and tidy
it was an incredible clean and comfortable stay
Host:
friendly and helpful hosts
the hosts were friendly and simultaneously respectful of our privacy
the hosts were nice and amazing to talk to
and the host family is very sweet too:)
gorgeous little home has everything you need and i was happy to see eco friendly touches e
Location:
location is amazing very central
beautiful tiny house walking distance to the lake
close to the amazing lake and a short drive to town and some hot springs
everything about this location is delightful and well crafted
close to city center and we liked the modern architecture
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6. Brand-new modern stay (from USD 90)

This newly built tiny house is located in Bethlehem, close to shops, supermarkets, a lot of eateries, the central business district, a number of mineral pools, and near Mount Maunganui where you can find the beach. This tiny house is equipped with a full kitchen, a bed and bath, a beautiful wardrobe, and a very cozy living area. You will also find a parking space available if you travel by road.

Pendeen Cottage - NEW Tiny Home - No Cleaning Fee!
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
215 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv wifi good quality linnen washer)
it was extremely comfortable and we had the best night’s sleep on the bed
we found it a comfortable and practical place to stay
we felt very relaxed and comfortable during our stay and would definitely stay here again
Cleanliness:
sparkling clean and inviting
sparkling clean and fully equipped
perfectly clean with lovely touches
it was emaculately clean and well decorated
great space - super clean and beautiful
Host:
hosts were very helpful and friendly
friendly hosts and had an enlightening chat with them
the hosts were very friendly and accommodating
not only was the tiny home amazing but the hosts were as well
thank you for the amazing stay and wonderful hosts 10/10 recommend
Location:
perfect place very close to everything
great stay at alisons place
cute place very clean and close to tauranga and the mount if you have a car
the attention to detail breakfast and little treats location and description are amazing
a bit too close to a motorway for me but fine for those deep sleepers
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7. A go-to Gypsy wagon (from USD 72)

This property overlooks lush greenery and the beauty of nature. It is only a few minutes away from a pristine beach, making this 9-meter (29.5 feet) tiny house the best choice for you! This tiny house has a very sleek and functional indoor setup. The house is equipped with basic essentials – a living area, a kitchenette, and a bathroom. Although there is no hot water, you can always make a request. You can also enjoy the private balcony right outside the gypsy home.

Gypsy Wagon, Curio Bay, Catlins.
Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand
355 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i enjoyed the warmth of the slow combustion heater to take the chill off the night air
the little fireplace was a super nice touch and the bed was very comfortable
it’s such a relaxing space and the bed is really comfy
Cleanliness:
clean cozy and roomier than expected
was super clean and tidy
is time to clean up the dishes and change a new dish washes brush
clean and tidy interesting but basic
a quirky caravan accommodation clean with good access to a beautiful beach
Host:
nick was a friendly host
lovely host definitely recommend
host is really friendly and helpful
nick was an excellent host
nick was helpful and responsive to requests
Location:
location is fantastic - ohhhhh
nice place close to beach
the location and theme where good
great place in a great location
great location next to the beach
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8. Rustic cabin on the farm (from USD 79)

Here is a rustic tiny home in the center of a very beautiful farm! It is good for single, couple, or even group occupancy. This cabin is fully equipped and offers essentials for living comfortably in a tiny but beautiful space. You can use the small deck for a barbecue session with your friends and family. This is also near sandy beaches if you would want to take a dip in the middle of the day. This rustic tiny home is definitely a place to check out!

Our Wee Cabin , on the farm in Coromandel Town
Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand
178 reviews
Tiny house 3 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable stay with lovely views and great hosts
beds were incredibly comfortable
really enjoyed the breakfast provided lemons and apples in the kitchen and flowers on the table
we liked the cozy cottage and the extensive garden but even more dawn's amazing hospitality
the bed makes for a very restful night's sleep
Cleanliness:
beautifully clean and cosy with everything carefully thought of by dawn
this is a small clean charming and funky cabin
comfortable clean and very well equipped with so many nice little personal touches
dawns place is lovely and full of unique touches in a clean environment
comfortable clean great personal touches and really useful local info that significantly added to the trip
Host:
lovely friendly hosts who were very helpful
she was immediately warm and friendly enthusiastically showing us our new space
dawn was a fantastic host
you are uber friendly which made all the difference
incredibly friendly and helpful hosts who were super welcoming
Location:
great location close to town
central location but far enough away to be super restful
fantastic cute place and very close to town
a lovely peaceful location
only 15 min stroll from the town and close by attractions
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9. Eco-friendly tiny house

Let’s start this list with a very simple, elegant, and eco-friendly tiny house! This tiny house is located at Christchurch, Canterbury, which is a very strategic location – 10 minutes away from the Central Business District, 5 minutes away from the airport, and a 10-minute walk away from shopping malls, just in case you would want to grab something while you’re on the site. The tiny house has a loft queen bed with windows where you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful skyline, a fully functioning bathroom with a compost toilet, and a very elegant living area where you can sit around all day.

Living large in a Tiny House.
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
393 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
star gazing in bed was a highlight for our stay
great shower pressure firm bed comfy linens
Cleanliness:
small but clean and well equipped space
super clean and very unique
spotlessly clean and very comfy bed with fabulous sheets
it was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
the inside was very clean and modern-looking
Host:
hosts were very responsive
add hosts that are very welcoming and hospitable and you have a great combination of place and people
the hosts were friendly and provided us on some tips about local places for food etc
couldn't meet the host but was friendly and quick to respond
this was a one of a kind place
Location:
cosy cute airbnb close drive to airport
a beautiful tiny house close to the city centre and airport
excellent value close to airport
very quiet location easy check in
this place is super cute and had everything needed
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10. Country-living in a lovely cabin

Do you want to get the country vibe and chill while in the comforts of a tiny house? Do you also want to unwind but would also want to have easy access to urban centers? This elegant and unique tiny house is a perfect choice for you and your partner, you and your friends or you and your family! This tiny house will give you a quality experience because it is equipped with quality interior design and fully functional house equipment! Try out this beautiful tiny home for the country-side feels!

Beautiful Unique Tiny Home!
Rotokauri, Waikato, New Zealand
128 reviews
Tiny house 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you have a wonderful view from the kitchen window
it’s stylish comfortable has amazing amenities and is sparkling clean
beautiful home and lovely area comfortable space with enough beds to suit us as family of four
we loved the table overlooking the backyard - great place for a peaceful morning cup of coffee
woke up to admire the beautiful garden after a comfortable sleep
Cleanliness:
clean quaint quiet and comfortable
clean bright and well designed
it's clean quiet and stylish
great nice and clean and tidy
lovely clean quite tiny house
Host:
the host is friendly and accomodating also
10/10 would recommend excellent accommodation and host
matthew was very responsive with messages and has been a nice host
nice environment and i can feel the warmth hospitality of host's father chris thanks again
we were greeted by matthew when we first arrived who was warm and friendly
Location:
away for the hustle and bustle perfect location for a peaceful and quiet getaway
really great location nice and quiet while being a few minutes drive from hamilton city
nice and peaceful location
fantastic place close to downtown but felt like we were secluded
a great place to stay close to the heart of hamilton but not in hamilton
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Come live in gorgeous New Zealand

With New Zealand’s boastful beaches, landscapes, farms, mountains, and all other picturesque sceneries, living tiny is a comfort zone. Tiny houses will give you an experience that will cater to your needs and wishes! Try out these beautiful tiny homes for your next vacation here!

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