The Strawbale Home, Oturehua, Central Otago

Earthen home hosted by Jillian

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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A warm and cosy strawbale home built of natural materials, located in the middle of the rail trail. Beautiful outlook to the mountains and countryside. A few minutes walk to the village centre with store and hotel.

The space
Natural features of stone fireplace, earth and lime plastered walls and timber beams. An author's residence, The Strawbale house has a warm cosy interior, filled with books, NZ Art and retro treasures.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common space
1 floor mattress

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.79 out of 5 stars from 48 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Oturehua, Otago, New Zealand

Big open sky, mountains and rocky tors. Historic pub and general store a 5 minute walk down the road. Hayes Engineering museum, a 2min drive or 15min walk or 5min cycle.

Oturehua is located half way on the Otago Rail Trail and is a perfect spot to situate yourself to explore the Central Otago area.
The most interesting portion of the Rail Trail is located between Oturehua and Omakau. If you are not doing the whole Rail Trail, perhaps consider doing a day cycle trip and explore the historic rail tunnels and bridges.
A cycle hire and pick up service can be arranged at an additional cost.

Hosted by Jillian

  1. Joined in December 2012
  • 55 Reviews

Co-hosts

  • Merrin

During your stay

The home is my primary residence, however I stay in a separate stone cottage on the property when there are guests, which is private from the main house. I am on call for any assistance you may need and can give you as much privacy as you want, or more interaction if you want that too. The home is full of personal artwork and books. And if you wish, you can read about the journey to build The Strawbale House in a copy of my published book A Way Home (Potton and Burton).
The home is my primary residence, however I stay in a separate stone cottage on the property when there are guests, which is private from the main house. I am on call for any assis…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Smoke alarm

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