HARBOURSIDE: Native bush and birdlife surround this harbour-front property on Ruatuna Road at Ohiwa. Photos Open2View

HERE’S your perfect spot for writing your next novel or just contemplating the universe.

Set among mature trees and on undulating land, this 1950s building was moved to its current location from the Matahina Dam, where it served as accommodation for workers while the dam was being constructed.

Nestled in nature, surrounded by birdlife, this is rural, harbourside and compact living at its best.

Here you have great views out of every window, a lovely covered deck and plenty of birds.

A woodfire and a heat pump provide ample energy for cosy living and the small kitchen is functional and easy to work in for one person. The gas-top stove is an asset.

There are two bedrooms and a combined bathroom-and-laundry, which comes with a large, curved shower enclosure.

You’ll find a mixture of older-style charming doors, and modernised, practical floors.

There’s macrocarpa timber on the ceiling, adding to the rustic feel.

Outside, the deck will be one of your favourite spots and you’ll be watching many sunsets from here.

There’s a garage below on the property, grassy areas, and a path down to the harbour where you have your own lagoon, perfect for teaching children to swim.

Naturally, a covered fish-processing station with electricity and water has been set up on the lawn.

The large shed is 9 metres by 7.2 metres approximately with underground power.

There’s also a separate hobby room or sleepout adjacent to the main house.

You’ll be getting your water from the roofs of the buildings via tank storage.

You can either live here permanently yourself, in a one-hectare paradise of peace and quiet, or have it as a holiday base for family and friends. The choice is yours.

This home is being sold by set sale date, with interest expected over $700,000.


295 Ruatuna Road, Ohiwa
Agent: Wendy Moore
Phone: 07 315 5245 or 027 4809 100
Price: Set sale date, 4pm on July 26
Viewing: By appointment