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  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143775959
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $49.99

Small Holiday Houses

Designer Hideaways Across New Zealand



Twenty inspiring New Zealand holiday houses tucked away in spectacular surroundings.

Thoughtfully designed holiday homes in a variety of beautiful locations around New Zealand, from coast to bush to mountain top - with fabulous images taken by top photographers. The text examines how the designers responded to the needs of their clients and the opportunities offered by the locations. Plans, design notes, a fact file, and products and materials lists provide a practical aspect to this thoroughly inspirational book.

CONTENTS: Matakahi, Northland; Tent House, Waiheke Island; Urban Bach, Auckland; The Nest, Whitianga; Ao Marama Farm Retreat, Bay of Plenty; Dom and Jaco’s Tiny House, Raglan; The Chemis Cabin, Lake Rotorua; Mahanga Bach, East Cape; Kowhai Cabin, Ohakune; AB Cabin, Taihape; Encampment, Wairarapa Coast; Te Horo Bach, Kapiti Coast; Punakaiki Forest Retreat, West Coast; Russell’s Cabins, North Canterbury; Akaroa Bellbird Bach, Akaroa; Skylark Cabin, Mackenzie Country; Cardrona Hut, Central Otago; Whare Kea Chalet, Wanaka; The Lighthouse, Southland; Coast House, Southland.

  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143775959
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

Catherine Foster

Catherine Foster is a freelance writer with a specific interest in home design. She has been a regular contributor of articles to leading New Zealand home magazines, including Your Home & Garden, HOME New Zealand and NZ House and Garden.

Although trained as a Costume Designer at the London College of Fashion, Catherine found that single motherhood and a career in the film industry was not the best mix. A return to life in New Zealand opened doors to writing about property and lifestyle in all its various forms and for many years Catherine embraced it as a second career string.

With her belief in consuming the finite resources of Planet Earth responsibly, she sees the harnessing of architectural design principles to build smaller and smarter homes an obvious step in the right direction.

No longer needing to accommodate a family, Catherine now lives happily in an apartment.

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