The owners of an original 1940’s fibrolite bach in Whangamata sought to re-build and secure future holiday opportunities for themselves and extended family.
Typical of kiwi baches, the whole extended family turns up at Christmas and a place to crash for the night is in hot demand. As such the call was for a bach that can comfortably sleep 14 people at these times, yet still be a quintessential kiwi bach – not some monstrous second home with all the trappings.
Inspired by the owners love of old fibrolite and creosite timber beaches from the early / mid 20th century, we set about capturing this essence with two seperate structures – a two bedroom bach and sleep out. The bach also has a multi-purpose room externally accessed from the rear porch, which can be adapted to sleeping or living purposes as the need arises. Bay window seats in the living room that can accommodate another couple of sleepers ensure every corner is used to its maximum!