Competition: Romantic Cabin For Two 2021 organised by Bee Breeders

In partnership with Earth Energies New Zealand, the Romantic Cabin for Two architecture competition is calling for designs for a romantic retreat for two. Set to be constructed on the Earth Energies New Zealand property, the secluded cabin will offer guests a chance to connect with nature and each other, offering luxurious comfort with sustainability and green practices in mind.

Set on an organic farm, Earth Energies New Zealand already offers holistic treatments and therapies and is looking to expand its guest accommodation to welcome more visitors and allow them to indulge in the tranquil natural setting.

As the Romantic Cabin for Two is being planned for construction, it is vital that participants consider sustainability and green building practices in their designs.


Earth Energies Sanctuary NZ

The Earth Energies Sanctuary is located on a 200-acre farm in New Zealand, where owners Marie and Duncan have spent many years developing it into a beautiful and secluded wellness retreat. This 25-paddock cattle farm is nestled in the awe-inspiring New Zealand countryside, with only the herds of cows as neighbours.

Guests at the sanctuary stay in a secluded cabin with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. Designed for seclusion and relaxation, the cabin allows guests to relax in a bath while gazing over leafy tree views, or curl up next to the wood fire and unwind.

The Earth Energies Sanctuary is also a functioning organic farm which uses seaweed fertilisers and follows the principles of natural solid biology to create a more balanced ecosystem on the land. In addition to building their forever home on the property, the couple spent a year building their Kawakawa product rooms which allow them to craft native natural remedies .

The property has 2 bee yards which, in addition to providing beeswax that can be used in products and natural remedies, also work as part of the natural ecosystem, enhancing clover pollination in pastures and improving native bush.

As a result of their efforts, the natural ecosystem is thriving, with the return of native birds, frogs and wildlife. Earth Energies now also run a small breeding herd of Red Devon breeding cattle that guests will see during their stay. 



Competition Site

The Romantic Cabin for Two will be set off the main road and through a paddock and would be accessed via a newly laid gravel road, with a distance of approximately 200m to 300m between it and the existing accommodation structure.

Site coordinates: @-37.2742294,175.3280877


Competition Details

Last Registration Date: July 14, 2021

Submission Date: September 8, 2021

Announcement of winner: October 20, 2021

Winning Amount: 10,000 € prize 

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