Put off by the damp, cold houses they could afford, a New Plymouth duo decided to put their money into a very small, very special new-build Natalie Kennaugh and Zara Losch had been living in the United Kingdom, but in 2013 decided to head to New Zealand (a homecoming for Kiwi Natalie) and make their …

Put off by the damp, cold houses they could afford, a New Plymouth duo decided to put their money into a very small, very special new-build Natalie Kennaugh and Zara Losch had been living in the United Kingdom, but in 2013 decided to head to New Zealand (a homecoming for Kiwi Natalie) and make their …

stay & dream package we've put together. see two tiny homes, stay in one, and ask us all your burning questions :)

stay & dream package we've put together. see two tiny homes, stay in one, and ask us all your burning questions :)

The matchbox gives guests the chance to check out tiny house living in a great location, from $85 per night. It is a quirky, self-contained space on a view-filled plot only 15 minutes walk from central New Plymouth. At 18sq m, it has a comfy queen bed, full bathroom, and porch with kitchenette.

The matchbox gives guests the chance to check out tiny house living in a great location, from $85 per night. It is a quirky, self-contained space on a view-filled plot only 15 minutes walk from central New Plymouth. At 18sq m, it has a comfy queen bed, full bathroom, and porch with kitchenette.

Kept it simple - just a dvd player, and heater :)

Kept it simple - just a dvd player, and heater :)

The drawers in the background slide out for storage.

The drawers in the background slide out for storage.

The Matchbox

Went with a vinyl wet room as it's so easy to clean. The bathroom is built on a platform that the bed slides under - tricky plumbing but it works.

Went with a vinyl wet room as it's so easy to clean. The bathroom is built on a platform that the bed slides under - tricky plumbing but it works.

The polycarb wraps around 3 sides of the building - making it light, watertight, and shaded.

The polycarb wraps around 3 sides of the building - making it light, watertight, and shaded.

Our favourite spot to sit in the evenings. The giant window lifts on gas struts, taken from an old van!

Our favourite spot to sit in the evenings. The giant window lifts on gas struts, taken from an old van!

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