Homes

How camping inspired these modest but elegant holiday cabins

Architect Piers Kay of Fearon Hay channelled the intimacy of camping and created a holiday section many would find hard to leave Q&A with architect Piers Kay of Fearon Hay Where do you draw the line on what to include and what not to include

How this waterfront Waiheke bach enjoys both privacy and views

A beach house on Waiheke Island by John Irving quietly slips from view, without having to put up a fence. Here’s how they did it Simplicity is an art form. Making something appear effortless, when the opposite is closer to the truth, takes much more

Two elegant cabins in Tawharanui redefine back-to-basics camping

Fearon Hay has designed two elegant cabins that redefine what we’ve come to expect from a back-to-basics encampment A few years ago, a couple with young children approached Fearon Hay with their thoughts about building on rural land they’d purchased on the Tawharanui Peninsula. Located

Inside a floating sleepout nestled among the Piha bush

An unobtrusive Piha home makes the most of its small site in the bush by elevating the sleepout into the air There’s something magical about Garden Road. It lies at the end of a meandering path – more one-lane access than actual road – that

The owner of Pic’s Peanut Butter takes us inside his unconventional bach

Pic Picot, of Pic’s Peanut Butter, had a simple brief for his holiday spot: he didn’t want a house. See how architect Julian Mitchell designed a ‘not-a-house’ for Pic and his family below Project ‘Pic’s Not-a-house’ Architect Julian Mitchell, Mitchell Stout Dodd Location Mārahau, Tasman