My place is close to great views and family-friendly activities - mountain bike tracks, mountain walks, swimming holes, beach & New Plymouth attractions within a 17km drive (15 minutes).
You’ll love my place because of the clean environment, outdoors space, tree-house, flying fox, floating bath, animals, lake, row boat and kayaks, gardens and walkways, 100% off-grid renewable energy, electric car, the ambiance, peace & tranquillity. My place is good for couples, families (with kids), and pets.
Our place is a renewable energy demonstration site. We have developed this property during the last 20+ years and have never been connected to the grid. Our core business is the manufacture of renewable energy products (EcoInnovation Ltd) where we make and export hydro turbines and solar powered water pumps ((URL HIDDEN) globally.
We do our best to be self-sufficient and sustainable and hence have gardens for our own food production. At time of plenty guest are free to take for the gardens - just ask Linda first.
We recently purchased our 2nd electric car and over the next 10 years hope to replace all our cars with electric as technology advancements allow.
For those interested in renewable energy, the property is powered by 15kW PV array, 1.4kW hydro turbines (when wet). We have a 9kW inverter that has peak AC load of 18kW and we used on average about 40kWhrs/day. Surplus power is used to charge the electric car, heat hot water in our home and the EcoInn building.
If you are interested in a quick tour of the power-room just ask.
Accès des voyageurs
All outside areas are open for the guests to visit.
Young children must be supervised at all times as the lake, stream and farms animals are a potential safety hazard.
The bush walkways can be very slippery when wet, so please walk carefully and do not run.
The tree house is 5m off the ground and all children must be supervised at all times.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
If you need help, do not be shy - just ask. Michael if often at home and normally hides in his office which is clearly signed.
One of the single beds is for a child. For groups of 4 adults there is a pull out couch and a single mattress under the bed.
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I'm Michael married to Linda, we live in the country 18km from New Plymouth on a 10 acre slice of paradise - heaven when the sun shines. I am a self-employed engineer and own/operate a small manufacturing company.
Linda is a science teacher at a local high school in New Plymouth. We have two boys living and studying in Auckland. We have run the EcoInn and EcoBach for over 10 years and recently listed the Ecobach on AirBnB.
We only live 100m away from the EcoBach, so feel free to call over if you need help deciding what to do while visiting Taranaki.
Enjoy your Stay.
Michael & Linda.