Sometimes, we just want to leave the busy city and go back to nature.
A nice break from work stress would be great, especially on weekends. This small house in Coromandel, New Zealand, is made from five 20-foot shipping containers and is a perfect place to live off the grid.
It sits on 23 acres of land in a privately-owned reserve.
The place is very special, and there are only 25 lots on 1,100 acres of land. Rosie was lucky to buy this lot with a stunning view.
She named her house Ahurewa, which means “sacred place.” The place is indeed special, with all the natural resources around her.
So, she respects the land’s sacredness by living in a very eco-friendly way.
It is completely off the grid.
They get their electricity from 12 solar panels in a 4kW system. Additionally, they have two 2,500-liter water tanks and a vermicomposting toilet where their waste goes to tanks used for composting.
The outside of her house is very beautiful.
She has a small garden where she allows plants that naturally grow in the area to grow. She also plants edible and medicinal plants for her use.
And her tiny house is in a great spot, and she enjoys the view of both the sunrise and sunset.
If it’s that amazing outside, wait until you see the inside!
You enter her house through the mudroom.
This is where you can clean your shoes before entering her beautiful home.
It’s a nice transition from nature outside to a cozy home inside. This is also where Rosie keeps the batteries, inverter, and power grid to keep the heat they emit away from the main house.
Then, you enter a large space that has her kitchen, dining area, and patio. The tall windows and sliding door give you a great view from outside.
It’s also very roomy with a big kitchen area which is perfect for having guests over.
Another amazing part of her house is her fireplace. It warms the entire house and can be used as a stove if they run out of energy from their kitchen stove. You can simply put a pot or casserole, and the heat from the fireplace will cook it. Pretty cool, right?
The library is every book lover’s dream! Two walls are filled with books from floor to ceiling.
All books are arranged in what she calls “Rosie’s Classification System.” There’s a comfy chair for reading.
The other side of the house has the bathroom and bedroom.
The bathroom is simple but nice. Rosie also made sure her bathroom can be used in the future by making a big shower area to fit a shower chair and grab handles that also work as a towel rack.
And finally, there’s a big bed facing the beautiful scenery outside. The lovely room has a king-sized bed, but there’s still plenty of space to move around. The walls have big glass windows that offer a perfect view of the sunrise. What a great place to wake up every day.
Watch the full tour of Rosie’s amazing house in the video below!