More or less the view from the bed box.Its the same size as a double bed, fitted with a very comfortable mattress, similar to a futon.
Travelpod experience for the adventurous!

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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An Italian made travel bed box pod, crafted to the highest standard, is available for you to sleep in.
*It is positioned on a platform in our garden.
*You are sleeping outside in nature
*Double bed size and very comfortable
*Waterproof, fitted with insect netting
*Accessed by a ladder, reasonable fitness and ability to climb a ladder applies
*wi-fi available from inside the pod
*RAW & Vegan meals available to order by prior arrangement

The space

This over-night stay is not for the faint hearted! You are sleeping outside in nature in a specifically designed 'glamping' bed pod. It is placed outside in our garden, on top of a 2 m high platform. The pod is imported from Italy and manufactured by Maggiolina Rooftents, very comfortable. It is the size of an ordinary, standard double bed and it is private. It is fitted with a comfortable foam futon.
*It is exposed to rain and wind - you are sleeping outside in nature - and you will hear the birds, the wind and the rain.
*The pod is waterproof and insulated, fitted with insect netting.
*You ll have full access to the main house, including toilet, shower, kitchen, lounge and dining room.

Guest access

All of the house and outside garden area. Luggage can be stored inside the main house or in the guest apartment, depending on guest arrangements.

Interaction with guests

As much as our guests prefer.

Other things to note

The bathroom is currently being upgraded and due to building work, is a bit unsightly. The shower works fine.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $25 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 6PM

Strictly No Smoking inside the bed box and NO charging of mobiles or devices inside the box due to safety regulations.
Respect our property like you would your own.


1 night minimum stay

83 Reviews

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Chad User Profile
April 2017
Karin and Barry are two of the kindest people you'll probably ever meet! The 'treehouse' was very cozy and some mornings I didn't want to leave it because it was so warm! It's quite a bit of a walk from town, and the bus services end at 630pm so keep that in mind if you're coming back at night and you don't have a car. Otherwise, my stay at Karin and Barry's was perfect!

Audrey User Profile
April 2017
These are the kindest people you'll meet. They gave me another bed instead of outside when the cyclone came, which I super appreciated, and I loved their healthy living lifestyle; it jived with how mine is when I'm not travelling. I would've liked to spend more time with them

Caroline User Profile
April 2017
I had a wonderful time staying with Karin and Barry! They are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet, and it was a nice little adventure sleeping in their travel pod. It was pretty spacious, and even though it rained a little, I found it quite peaceful. I would definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone who enjoys the outdoors or is looking for something a little different from your average airbnb stay. The accommodations were nice, and the company was great also :)

Markus User Profile
March 2017
I enjoyed my time in the travelpod. Everyone was very nice to me and I really liked the hospitaliy in the house

Phil User Profile
March 2017
They were great hosts, laid back but really friendly and helpful. Was fun to stay in a different place. Would love to stay there again one day

Fan User Profile
March 2017
Karin and Barry was very welcoming and we liked Karin's chinese tea and Kungfu Cha, Barry provided us with many information about what to see in Taupo and Wellington. Everything went well.

Maximilian User Profile
March 2017
Highly recommended!

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Karin & Barry User Profile


We are Karin and Barry and we love to be your hosts for your stay in Rotorua.

A little bit about us and who we are: Karin is South African and self employed: she is a concert host for live music and runs a raw food/vegan catering business.

Barry is from Jersey, Channel Islands (UK) and he is a sign writer, a great harmonica player and blessed with a good sense of humour.

We have 3 teenage boys - one is musical, one is sporty and one is arty.

We live in a 5 bed house at the top of the hill in a leafy green suburb, on the outskirts of Rotorua, close to the Waipa mountain bike tracks. We are very laid back and easy going, happy to share a story or just let you be.

I hope you enjoy your stay with us, :)

Karin & Barry

PS: We are a vegan family

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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