I’m a fan of house trucks and after a night at Wacky Stays in Kaikoura I came home and Googled house truck stays in the North Island and found Waitomo Farmstay and Gardens. In late March we booked a night in their big house truck with its rusting Thames Trader cab and higgeldy-piggeldy designed living space on the back.
House truck at Waitomo Farmstay and Gardens
The interior of the house truck is full of honey coloured wood and there’s a good sized kitchen and a couple of couches to sit on. As the truck is now in its … Read the rest
Wacky is the right word to describe the collection of unusual accommodation and the farm park that make up Wacky Stays in Kaikoura. We spent the night in the 1951 Bedford house truck, there’s also a yurt, colonial wagon, teepee and farm cottage. I’ve always wanted to stay in a house truck (and truth be told drive off into the sunset in one) so it was a bucket list ticking night for me.
1951 Bedford House Truck at Wacky Stays
The house truck was built in Nelson by a couple who eventually lived in it full time before it was … Read the rest
If you’re keen to see some homes on wheels up close check the dates for the travelling Gypsy Fair. There may be a housetruck holding an ‘open home’ – for a small donation you can go inside and look around.
Sweet pony on the door