Puna Tiny Home

Puna Tiny Home


Puna Tiny Home is a 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Auckland, 1 hour and 50 minutes from Tauranga and 1 hour from Hamilton. The closest town is Te Kauwhata which is 20 minutes away.

Stylishly decorated, the tiny house contains a small kitchen, bathroom and living area below - with a queen bed on a mezzanine floor. Outside is a covered deck area with seating, a BBQ and a lawn area.

Situated on a large farm, on the edge of a bush block, the tiny house is surrounded by mature totara trees, with beautiful views looking down the Waipuna Valley. Enjoy a soak in the outdoor hot tub situated on its own elevated spot overlooking the rolling farmland hills. And in the evenings, watch as the sun sets and the night sky comes to life.

The peace, quiet and feeling of seclusion at this place are perfect for those looking to step outside their busy lives - and take a long, relaxing breath of fresh country air.

FROM $280 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

572 Waipuna Road, Waerenga 3781


Puna Tiny Home is 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Auckland, 1 hour and 50 minutes from Tauranga and 1 hour from Hamilton. The closest town is Te Kauwhata which is 20 minutes away.

Detailed arrival instructions will be provided in a pre-arrival email 5 days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Puna Tiny Home is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Te Kauwhata is just a 20-minute drive away and has a couple of cafes to choose from.

    Te Kauwhata also has a 4square for stocking up on supplies.

  • Things to do

    Puna Tiny Home is a great place to unplug, relax and soak up the beautiful rural views. Curl up with a good book or battle it out over a board game. A petanque set is supplied for some slightly more physical competition!

    A hike to the top of the farm (approx 45 minutes -1 hour walk) will give you outstanding views of Thames/Coromandel and North Waikato. Alternatively, head down to the creek and feed the eels. 

    At the weekends the Waipuna Valley Cricket Club may be playing which is a 5-minute walk from the tinyhouse.

    If you're a keen walker, you'll be spoilt for choice with walks in the local area. Try a hike into the Hapuakohe Ranges, Pukemoremore Bush Reserve, Mt William, Hunua Falls, or Hakarimata Ranges.

    Golfers, bring your clubs and bikers, bring your bikes! The Waikare and Waiterimu Golf Clubs are within 20 minutes drive and the Miranda and Karangahake cycling trails are close by too.

  • Your hosts

    Your hosts at Puna Tiny Home are Carl, Fi, their daughter Maggie and Jack Russell, Kingi.

    Puna farm was purchased by Fi's Great-Grandfather in 1942 from Australia. A farm manager was employed to run the farm until Fi's mother, Julie, and father, Richard, made the journey over the ditch as newlyweds in 1984.

    Carl and Fi moved on to the family farm in 2017 after they were married when the opportunity arose for Carl to learn and work on the farm. Carl is both a sheep and beef farmer and part-time intermediate teacher. He also started the Waipuna Valley Cricket Club which hosts many games over the summer. Fi is both a stay-at-home mum for daughter Maggie and an artist (she studied at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design)

    Both Fi and Carl have enjoyed nights away glamping and loved the experience. It sparked an idea to create a similar experience on Puna Farm - and thus, Puna Tiny Home was born. 

    The name 'Puna Tiny Home' comes from the name of the property Puna. Puna means 'water from a source/spring' in Maori. There are many freshwater springs on the farm that feed into the Waipuna Valley Stream.

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