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Hosted Visit

at a Home of a Tui Resident

A few Tui Residents have capacity to host visitors in their private homes. This usually involves a personal tour of Tui and opportunity for Q&A about your host's experience of community life.

Accommodation might be in a private room, sleepout or caravan. Meals may or may not be provided. The financial exchange is by negotiation between host and visitor.

Contact the following Tui residents with your details (number of people, dates, etc) to enquire if a hosted stay is available that meets your needs: Sybille, Yana, Inna

Bed and Breakfast with Sybille 

Experience Tui Community hosted by Sybille, a long-term member of Tui - You are invited into one of Tui's beautiful self-built homes to experience a glimpse into Tui Community.

Ask questions about community living, join a community meal, let your kids experience something different and explore the Abel Tasman National Park right on our doorstep.

Sybille's home is an insulated cordwood house with lovely curved walls and mosaics in a private setting with lots of space around it. Surrounded by native bush with views over Wainui Bay. 10 Mins walk to the beach. Solar and wetback water heating, unlimited fast broadband.

The house has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and a multi-use workshop/lounge space.

Stay for a night or several, rent either a room or the whole house.

Suited for a family, a couple or single. 4 people maximum.

Continental Breakfast provided.

Cost: $60-90 (per room), $120-160 (for full house)

Enquiries: Contact SYBILLE either by phone 021-040 2261 or email

Temporary House Rental

Forest Home for Rent - 03 March to 12 May 2024


‘Streamsong’ is an off-grid round earth house nestled in the forest overlooking Wainui Bay. Accessed from a car parking space, you walk up a 80m track through overhanging trees, and in the evening past glow-worm lit banks to the house. An idyllic haven surrounded by nature, with Wainui beach a short 10 min walk away next to Abel Tasman National Park.
Annexed to the one roomed, king-bed house is a small kitchen with LPG double burner, adjacent to shower-bathroom space within a vine covered lean to greenhouse. A log burner keeps the house cosy in winter. There is a composting toilet 20m from the house. There’s good mobile signal but no internet (unless hot-spotted)- see optional office
‘Streamsong’ is within Tui Community and guests are invited to participate in community social activities, meetings and working bees. Guests are also required to give 3.5 hours work input per week during stays over one month. Typically this is land based eg gardening, orchard. Its an opportunity to experience community living and getting to know others working together.
Suitable for a couple or a single person.
Weekly Rental: $120, plus $35 per person community contribution. Gas and firewood used at cost.
Separate private office with mains electricity and internet available for $25 per week, plus electricity use at cost. The office is situated 2 mins from car parking place.
This is an ideal opportunity to live simply in a beautiful off-grid home surrounded by the green forest with golden beaches and tracks through the national park only minutes away.

For further details please contact Robina by email or mobile phone 022-066 8577.

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