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Piha Hideaways: A review of Auckland’s Best tiny house

If you are looking for a peaceful getaway not too far from Auckland, Piha Hideaways have got you covered: a tiny house nestled in the lush forest of the Waitakere Ranges.

During my last weekend at Piha, emblematic beach not far from Auckland, I was lucky enough to try out the ‘Tiny house lifestyle’ at Piha Hideaways. My first idea was to make you discover the west coast’s beaches (don’t worry, it will come soon…) and to recommend you the best accommodation around but the experience at Piha Hideaways was so great that I decided to make a complete article about it 😉

Hopefully, it will make you want to escape for a night in this kind of accommodation and reconnect with nature.

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Here’s my detailed review of « The Tiny » – Piha Hideaways

Overview of ‘The Tiny’: A tiny house nestled in the Waitakere Ranges

Piha Hideaways propose 2 tiny house accommodations: the most petite called “The Snug” and “The Tiny” which is the one we stayed in.

“The Tiny” is a bit bigger which is perfect for a romantic getaway but can also fit for a small family thanks to its two-bedding areas. You must wonder: “how does 2 sleeping lofts fit in a tiny house? Isn’t it supposed to be tiny?”. Well, IT IS! But this tiny house has been built so perfectly that you got everything you need in such a small space: two ladders, one on each side of the room lead to the bed. There is a little kitchen with just what you need to cook a yummy dinner. And some homemade granola and local coffee are complimentary for our enjoyment. The room also features a dining table, a sofa a TV (with Netflix), and a small bathroom with a shower. I told you! Everything you may need is there.

I loved how warm and welcoming was the interior. Minimalist, cosy and environmentally friendly. The wooden layout totally got me! It made me feel at home.

Nested in the Waitakere Ranges, you are surrounded by nature and the outdoor area of The Tiny is ideal to unplug to the sounds of the birds and the wind breeze. This north-facing deck is also superb to enjoy the sunset from the built-in bath. Ultimate relaxation time!

What’s the tiny house looks like?

Now, let me prove to you how cosy this tiny house is cosy and inviting. Ready?

Want a little extra?

Lazy to cook your own meal or would you want to have an all-inclusive experience? The option to order wholesome baked goods or grazing platter is available on request at Piha Hideaways. Eleanor, the host, is a best-selling cookbook author and writer. You will find in the Tiny, her cookbooks for inspiration. You can learn more about her cookbooks and course right here.

Where is Piha Hideaways?

Piha Hideaways is hidden amongst the lush forest of the Waitakere Ranges National Park. But this little paradise is also at only 9-minutes to the popular West Auckland’s beach, Piha. Which makes it also the perfect place to visit the surrounding as there are heaps to do around.

Things to do around?

Piha is super popular for anyone who wants to escape Auckland city and breath some fresh air. You can reach this scenic black-sand surf beach on the west coast of Auckland in just a short 40-minute drive.

The variety of activities to do around is so diversified that everyone would find something they love:

  • Catch some waves at the wild black-sand Piha Beach
  • Go for a walk around with the many walking tracks available in the region
  • Chase some waterfalls – Kitekite Falls, Karekare falls
  • Climb the Lion Rock to enjoy the spectacular view of Piha Beach
  • Eat local and organic at The Piha café or the Piha General Store
  • End your day with a fantastic sunset from Piha Beach
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How to book?

You can book Piha Hideways directly on Airbnb. And for more info/pictures, have a look at their website.


This stay at Piha Hideaways was a gifted stay as part of a collaboration. Having contacted them myself in view of this collaboration and free in regards of the content creation, my experience and my opinion are honest and authentic.

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