Try before you buy

The best way to see if you could live in a tiny house is to give it a go! If you're looking for the opportunity to experience what it's like to live in a tiny house, you can book one of 2 Tiny Homes built by us at Build Tiny, The Boomer (Katikati), or TinyVille (Waikawa Beach - Wellington/Kapiti coast). Book your tiny weekend away now!

Stay in the Boomer Tiny House In Katikati

Parked up in Katikati, New Zealand, the Boomer tiny house is available to rent for your next country getaway. This tiny house is fully solar powered, so leave your hairdryer at home. It has has a nice relaxed indoor lounge area, and a killer deck to enjoy the outdoors over the summer months. Book now to secure a reservation - as its a popular little spot, especially over summer.

Stay in TinyVille on Waikawa Beach

Amazing Beachfront Tiny House an hour north of Wellington. The Perfect Couples Retreat. A unique high spec tiny house based on the Millennial Tiny House design. Features open plan living, french doors & stunning sea views. Fully fitted kitchen, breakfast bar with sea views, bifold windows & spacious bathroom, vanity, full-size shower & flush toilet. Walk in Queen bed loft accessed by a unique sliding stairway. Stunning sea views out of almost every window!

Reviews

Fantastic spaces, so much more spacious than I imagined

Andrew ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Peaceful, lovely and unique place for a nice break. close to town, nice bush area, BirdLife, privacy.

Manuela ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

The tiny house is in a lovely peaceful setting and is well designed and equipped. Katikati is a great little town too.

Rosie ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

We loved our stay here, would definitely recommend.

Rhylee ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Great to experience a night in a tiny house...Gina was very quick to respond to messages and check in was easy as!

Michelle ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Cool to see how they've packed so much into a small space yet it still feels very spacious. V. light with lots of windows. Nice to have breakfast on the deck by the bush area.

Lynda ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Such a beautiful space in a beautiful spot! This was the best way to experience tiny home living for a night, and Gina made this stay a delight. If you can find an excuse to stay in Katikati, definitely stay here!

Sarah ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Was a beautiful, peaceful stay in the tiny home. My wife & I were expecting literal tiny but we were so surprised walking in. Did not feel tiny at all - in fact it would be as big as any hotel room you could get. Great amenities; full size kitchen & bath. Everything we needed was there & it was such a nice peaceful location. Loved the experience!

Alex ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

We went off route to visit the tiny house as it was so quirky...it is a thoughtfully, tastefully designed place and we really enjoyed staying x

Dawn ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Lovely little hideaway and the perfect place for a peaceful stay with a gorgeous indoor outdoor flow. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the kitchen and bathroom - (the shower had great water pressure too!). The compost toilet took some getting used to but we managed it and it was part of the whole experience - definitely worth a visit if you are thinking of investing in a tiny home!

Natasha ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Awesome, these tiny houses are much more livable and spacious than I imagined.

Andrew ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

A lovely unique spot to stay, beautifully decorated and well thought out.

Austin ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Stayed 2 nights and had an absolutely great time. A spotlessly clean and gorgeous tiny house.

Andrew and Michelle ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

As fans (from a far) of tiny houses, my partner and I were very pleased to stay in one of Ginas tiny houses. Even though there are other tiny houses on the same block of land, Gina has made it easy to keep the space private. It was great to see all of the thought that has gone into building the tiny house, and be able to use it for a night. Hopefully we will have one of our own one day.

Vikki ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Expect a beautifully designed and built tiny house in a relaxing location. My wife says the mattress was the most comfortable of any during our New Zealand vacation. The design of the Office loft allows for sitting at a desk as comfortably as you would in a full sized room. Take a few minutes to enjoy a nature walk on the grounds. Enjoy the sounds of the early morning birds. One, our night in your tiny house was the best part of our trip so far. The mattress was the most comfortable of all our New Zealand nights, including the Chateau Tongariro. We also spent a few minutes walking around the property. Trees, water features, it was beautiful and relaxing. Thanks for a wonderful stay, and best of luck with Build Tiny. I'll be looking for more YouTube videos. Rick

Rick ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

Fantastic little space! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the experience! The bed was comfy, the shower was great, and the composting toilet was very novel!

Danny ☆☆☆☆☆

November 2018

We absolutely loved staying in the millennial tiny house, was awesome to try out tiny house living. Totally recommend staying here!

Siobhan ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

Great experience of a tiny house. Very clever study area design !

Tania ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

Gina's place was fabulous! I really loved it. The bed was comfy, the shower was delicious and the kitchen was well appointed. The composting toilet is better than a flushing one! The place was stylish and very clean. I'd happily stay again!

Jillian ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

The Tiny house felt much bigger than we expected for a small space. The kitchen and bathroom has full size amenities. Very impressed with the lay out. It didn't feel cramped with two people staying. We loved it, I want one now!

Lynette ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

lovely, thanks!

Hollie ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

Set rurally with a lovely garden nearby. Very clean and tidy with great innovative design. Expect to be lulled to sleep and woken up by the locals birds. Fantastic and friendly host

Kerin ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

If you are considering purchasing or building a tiny home this is a wonderful way to get the feel for tiny living.

Michelle ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

I loved this place!!!!!

Emily ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our tiny house experience! The house was equipped with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay 

Chloe ☆☆☆☆☆

September 2018

This fantastic tiny house is a perfect place to relax and recharge.

Cristy ☆☆☆☆☆

October 2018

Awesome place! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to see what the tiny houses are about!

Trent ☆☆☆☆☆

September 2018

Great stay. Gina was lovely and so helpful when she gave me a detailed tour of the workshop which was fascinating. Gina was really helpful too when I was settling into the tiny house for the weekend even though she was on her way to going to the airport. The place is cute and met all my needs. I did prefer to use the outside toilet though. Loved the bed. I slept so well which is exactly what I needed. Thanks too for the wifi! (5 star rating)

Angela ☆☆☆☆☆

August 2018

It was a great experience to finally visit and stay a night in one of these lovely Tiny Houses. Nice location, a lot of creative ideas. Great shower and the composting toilet wasn't as scary as I thought. Waking up surrounded by nature in this cozy loft was great - almost as good as sitting outside watching fantails & listening to the Tui. Thanks

Sandra ☆☆☆☆☆

August 2018

Lovely quiet location, and a nice, warm, comfortable stay

Sarah ☆☆☆☆☆

August 2018

Beautiful wee tiny house! So great to stay in and test out for a couple of nights

Lauren ☆☆☆☆☆

August 2018

We had a great stay, very relaxing and quiet. Clean place, nice touches around the place. Thanks Gina!

Rebekah ☆☆☆☆☆

August 2018

Gina was kind enough to let us rent out both of the tiny houses on the site so that four of us could stay for the weekend. Both tiny houses were cozy, comfy and clean. We had a great stay and really enjoyed the spaces! Gina is a great host with an eye for details!

Helen ☆☆☆☆☆

August 2018

Gina's tiny home was super cosy and a great place to get away to for a weekend. Would love to visit again :) 

Stephanie ☆☆☆☆☆

August 2018

This place was amazing to stay in! Perfect for anyone wishing to experience tiny house living :)

Sarah ☆☆☆☆☆

July 2018

Absolute perfect if you want to experience the Tiny House life for a night or two!

Emma ☆☆☆☆☆

July 2018

This place is cosy, comfy, convenient to many attractions - and great value. It is great fun to see how well you can cope with less space, being more minimal in your style - yet still being comfortable. The shower was hot and had great pressure- the composting loo is totally amazing and odourless. We are in our 50's and we were like kids in a treehouse- such fun!Just goes to show how little you really need to be comfortable. Kitchen was wonderful too.

Fenella ☆☆☆☆☆

July 2018

I really enjoyed my stay at the Millennial Tiny House. I am thinking of building/buying a tiny house so this was a perfect opportunity to try it out. The house was spotlessly clean and the bed was very warm and comfortable. Gina was a great host.

Joanna ☆☆☆☆☆

July 2018

Wow. That was so fun to experience tiny house living for a night. The place is sparkling clean and has so many little touches. Kitchen felt huge to us, and the sofa for the winter was very welcome. Shower was hot and high pressure. Very quiet neighbourhood, and Gina was very keen to learn from our experience to make improvements (not that many needed really). Highly recommended.

Catherine ☆☆☆☆☆

July 2018

Very neat and tidy house with lots of space saving ideas if you are thinking about going tiny. The house is in a very quiet location and neat to local shops, also has all the facilities if you want to cook and stay in.

Glyn ☆☆☆☆☆

July 2018

Such a quirky and awesome place to stay!

Mikaela ☆☆☆☆☆

July 2018

Tiny House was really lovely. We really enjoyed our stay. Pleasantly clean and tidy. Gina was an amazing host. Can't wait to go back and will highly recommend.

Beryl ☆☆☆☆☆

June 2018

Amazing tiny house - great experience and very easy stay with communication from Gina.

Clara ☆☆☆☆☆

June 2018

A lovely tiny house with a tranquil view

Erica ☆☆☆☆☆

June 2018

Loved the tiny house, gorgeous setting and great communication. Highly recommend this experience. 

Emma ☆☆☆☆☆

June 2018

Perfect place to stay if you're researching tiny homes. Enjoyed getting a feel for what it would be like to live in one. It's amazing how spacious such a small space can be made to feel. Would 100% recommend Gina's place. Had a small issue with the power/water due to the power company carrying out work in the area which was a pity and I'm sure not a regular occurrence. But not Ginas fault at all and she was extremely quick to respond to my messages and attempt to get it sorted for me and let me use the shower in one of her other tiny houses.

Rachael ☆☆☆☆☆

June 2018

This tiny house is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to sample tiny house life. The house is clean and it's got everything you'd possibly want or need in it.

Breanna ☆☆☆☆☆

June 2018

This is a great little weekend getaway in Katikati, close to the mountains and the sea. It was a perfect place to start exploring our tiny house journey.

Erik ☆☆☆☆☆

May 2018

Exactly as stated. A great Tiny house experience. Have seen a few and this is the best so far. Plenty of room which says a lot for a Tiny house. Very quiet surroundings and close to Katikati town and surrounding area.

Pat ☆☆☆☆☆

May 2018

Beautiful and fun stay in the Tiny home. Great quiet location close to town and communication and check in were easy. Definitely recommend, it will be better than you expect!

Samuel ☆☆☆☆☆

May 2018