Treehouse, outdoor bath, sauna

Private room in treehouse hosted by Natalie

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 shared baths
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Unique backpacker accommodation for alternative travellers! Stay in our tiny (2mx2m) tree house, made from all recycled materials and overlooking the hills of Akatarawa... It's warm and cozy with a heater and electric blanket for a warm bed. Free WiFi and power in the hut, an outdoor bath below, secret swimming hole in the Akatarawa river & a steam sauna (shared, extra charge). Come and unwind! Please note due to shared facilities we can only accommodate fully vaccinated guests at this time.

The space
Dreamt of living in a tree hut as a child? - Come and stay in ours! It's SMALL (only 2m by 2m - take note if you're very tall!) but cozy and quirky and our guests have described it as a 'nest in the trees'. If you're expecting modern style white wall fancy luxury accommodation, this is NOT for you - our place is very real, friendly, full of life and somewhat 'bohemian'. You'll hear the wind and the birds and wake up to views of the hills! There's a small desk, power and internet in the hut if you want to work on your travel blog - and a firebath beside it. The tree hut is on a lifestyle block with lots of pets - great for children (but keep supervised)! We have two border collies plus a neighbours dog on the property so if dogs are not your thing at all this may not be for you. If you are travelling with a family, consider renting our inside room (also listed here) and have the kids stay in the hut. Fun times!!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
Shared hot tub
Shared sauna
Pets allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.68 out of 5 stars from 491 reviews


Where you’ll be

Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

We are centrally located between Wellington, the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa - all desirable tourist regions! We're right next to the Karapoti mountainbike trails, the Rimutaka Cycle trail, the Hutt River trail and the Akatarawa Forest - near Staglands Wildlife reserve and close to Upper Hutt township (7 min by car).

Hosted by Natalie

  1. Joined in February 2015
  • 571 Reviews
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Feedback from our WWOOFing site:

Tuesday 13th of January 2015
From Jessica
"A home away from home"
The Rabbit Hole is a magical place. My one piece of advice to you: don't hesitate to stay here, it's exactly where you want to be. Natalie, Sean, Finlay, and Falk are fun loving, down to earth, open minded people who treat WWOOFers with respect and instantly make them feel like part of the family. I stayed here for two weeks and truly didn't want my stay to come to an end. The work was extremely manageable and tasks were varied, meaning that it never got boring. After work there was always something to do, whether it be taking a swim in the river, hopping a train to Wellington, admiring Sean's musical talents, playing a game with the boys, or getting caught up in conversation with Natalie. Without a doubt, if you want to learn about connecting and enriching the earth, ourselves, and others, the Rabbit Hole is the place to be.
Sunday 7th of December 2014
From Julia
I stayed with Natalie, Sean, Falk and Finlay for 1,5 week, and I had a great time. They try to pair you up with work you're good at, and I also had the opportunity to help setting up the re-tree festival! I loved meeting the other wwoofers and playing games in the afternoons, it was never quiet there and I felt right at home. All in all, they are all very generous people and it's a wonderful place to stay at!
Tuesday 14th of October 2014
From Matthew
"Friendly, learning new skills and good music and food."
I was only at The Rabbit Hole for a week but WOW! Time flies when you are having fun. This was my first Wwoof and Natalie & co made me feel more than welcome - their home and land is beautiful and I learnt a lot. The family strive for a better life style, self sustinability and permaculture their guiding star in how to acheive this and I can say that it definitely pays off. I felt healthier, livlier and better for my time there, I learnt some valuable skills and such that I will most definitely be taking home with me. Great music, people and an all round fantastic experience that has left me wanting more :)
ednesday 30th of October 2013
From Hannes
I miss this place.. I don't know why i went away, it was like home. It's quite a turbulent family. of course, but i loved it so much. Going busking, going painting or sitting in the peaceful garden was like taking a deep breath again after being in the big city. I learned to make bread to plant veges.. but why I' am sad? I'll come back :)
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Wednesday 17th of August 2011
From Expired member
"Lovely Little Familyfarm"
What a wonderful family! Natalie, Daryl, Finlay and Falk thank you for the great time in your house. We stayed just a week, but we have learned a lot and had so much fun. In this short time we felt part of the family. Thank you! Freuen uns auf ein Treffen an der Elbe. :-)
Wednesday 20th of July 2011
From Expired member
We have great time working and having fun in Rabbit hole! We experienced a lot of firsts: such as making compost, cleaning chickenhouse. Petr loved realizing his abilities in building and constructing things. Electric bikes are just great and Fin and Finley tiredless in playing. We know Peter Pan quite good now :) Thank you for being our first wwoof host and good luck with all your future projects.
Monday 25th of April 2011
From Expired member
"Rush to the Rabbit Hole : its GREAT !!!"
Even if its overdue, its never too late to say how much we enjoyed wwoofing at the Rabbit Hole with Natalie, Daryl, Finlay and Falk ! Its such a great place with great people and our two weeks there went by without us noticing, full of nice moments, a great atmosphere and experiences (eg. riding the elctric bikes !!!). We really enjoyed our time there, and we miss you and your place so much, guys... We hope to see you around !!!
Sunday 2nd of January 2011
From Expired member
it was awsome. I really liked the boys, looking after falk was so much fun. Thanks for the nice food, the agriculture festival and the nice jobs in the garden. You are a great family and I hope you can move on with your kind of lifestyle: more fun and less work:-) sounds great to me. thanks, franziska
Tuesday 7th of December 2010
From Expired member
Natalie, Daryl, Finlay and Falk are a wonderfully fun family. Their generosity made me feel like one of the family. They have made amazing progress on their place in a short time and have lots of interesting projects on the go. Natalie has a great get on and do it attitude. For instance; 2 seconds after watching a programme about composting she was out rejuvenating the old worm bin. Finlay and Falk were at times hilariously entertaining and never tire of Lego-building! The beautiful surrounding area has many hikes and amazing swimming spots which they have maps and information on and bikes you can borrow too. Daryl's electric bikes are another interesting project they have on the go and if you're lucky you might get to try one out.
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Tuesday 29th of June 2010
From Expired member
"Post-oil-apocaliptic family fun!"
We stayed with Nat, Daryl, Falk and Finlay for 2 weeks and had a great time. We were made to feel at home instantly. There are lots of exciting plans in the pipeline for their property. Getting to ride and work on electric bikes was a highlight... I might be back for a car conversion ;) Thanks a million!
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Tuesday 13th of January 2015
From Jessica
"A home away from home"
The Rabbit Hole is a magical place. My one piece…


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Check-in: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
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No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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