Come & experience tiny house living! The brand new Oxford Tiny House is set on 10 acres in Oxford, North Canterbury, New Zealand. Approximately 45 minutes from Christchurch.
Oxford Tiny House has the creature comforts you can't live without! Sleeps up to six guests. There is power and a plumbed toilet so there's no need to worry about a compost toilet here!
Please also see our other listing "Oxford Holiday Cottage" if you need more space and amenities.
Please note: the base price is for one or two adults sharing a bed. For two guests in separate beds please increase the number of guests to three.
Downstairs there is a kitchenette with a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave and television. In the bathroom there is a shower with instant hot water, plumbed toilet and vanity. There is a separate downstairs room which is set up as a lounge or the futon can be made into a double bed if required.
On the mezzanine level there are more sleeping options (x2 single mattresses at one end and a queen at the other). Unless advised beds will be prepared for up to four guests on the mezzanine floor. If you require the downstairs futon making up as a double bed just let us know.
We are completing the finishing touches so there is the odd bit of painting still to be done around windows etc which will be completed shortly.
The tiny house is completely legal! It has been assessed by the local council.
As we are on 10 acres we are able to have a small number of horses stay if you are attending a local equestrian event.
See our website for more information.
Need accommodation for more guests or would prefer a bit more space? Check out the tiny house's big brother "Oxford Holiday Cottage".
The tiny house is just a short drive (5km) to the Oxford township. Enjoy a walk up Mount Oxford, local horse trek, kayak on the Ashley River, have a paddle & play at the park at the Ashley Gorge or have a jetboat ride on the Waimakariri River. Why not have a lesson on NZ's only Dressage Simulator only 5 minutes away! Check out the DOC website for the fantastic walks around Oxford.
There are boutique shops, cafes, a wine bar, gift shops, supermarket, library, outdoor pool (summer time), parks, petrol stations just 5 minutes away.
Oxford has a similar dark sky reading to Lake Tekapo which is an international dark sky reserve area. This means that our night sky clarity and light pollution is as good as Lake Tekapo! Even without a telescope the star gazing on a clear night is stunning! If you enjoy gazing at the stars, planets, the Milky Way then Oxford is just the spot. Educational tours of the Oxford Observatory are available (refer to their website for more info).
Pick up some great local products at the Oxford Farmers Market every Sunday morning. Oxford has an Art Gallery with new exhibitions each month showcasing New Zealand's Artists.
There are two parks in Oxford - Pearson Park which is great for young children (next to the supermarket) & further down on the corner of Burnett Street there is a skate park, tall "spider web", swings, slides & spinning ring.
Have breakfast at the Sheffield Pie Shop's "Main Street Bakery & Café" in Oxford. Well known for their fantastic pies & baked goods. Enjoy lunch at the award winning Cafe 51. Other cafes / dining options include Black Beech Wine Bar (Gourmet Pizzas & desserts), Village Foods Bakery & Takeaway (fish & chips, baked goods, pies, sushi, Chinese meals etc), Oxford Workingmen's Club (bistro & takeaway), Challenge "Food To Go" (fish & chips, chicken, pizzas, curries), Rustic Country serving pub meals.
'50's style American diner "Cruisy Days Diner". American style food with a kiwi twist. Curly fries, burgers, hot dogs, buffalo wings, ice cream, milkshakes, breakfasts, waffles etc.
Indian Hut - dine in or take away.
Pleas refer to their websites for opening days/times.
Just a short drive to Cust (approx 15 minutes) you'll find Route 72 Cafe & Emporium.
Shop at Oxford's various boutique shops including Emma's at Oxford (books & gifts), nzulu (designer clothing) & the Art Gallery.
Why not check out Oxford Cottage Crafts, Oxford Pharmacy & Gift Shop. The Farmers Market is on each Sunday morning.
There is a Fresh Choice supermarket in Oxford which is open until 9pm. Inside the supermarket is NZ Post.
Try fresh raw milk from "Cavan Farm Fresh Milk" at the Farm's self service dispenser (7am-9pm). Ashley Gorge Road. There's nothing like it!
There are some lovely walks in the area - please refer to the Department of Conservation Website for details. Experience the beauty, native flora and birds in the Oxford foothills and Puketeraki Range. Try out the Oxford Rural Walk, Mears Track, Eyre Walk, Oak Walk, Mountain View Walk, Oxford Millenium Lookout Walk, Look Out walk.
Other more extensive walks are Mount Oxford, Glentui, Mt Richardson, Ashley Gorge. Check out the walks on the Information Kiosk in Main Street or see attachment. The Ryde Falls is another popular walk.
Local Attractions / Businesses
Oxford Farmers Market
Main Street Oxford Sundays 9am-12pm. Variety of stalls
The Riding Workshop
Has NZ's only dressage simulator. All levels of riders can improve their skills & it provides an analytical approach to riding. Learn to canter or fine tune your position & performance.
Oxford Area School Observatory
Observation nights are organised, special events, night classes for adults and group visits also available.
Waimakariri Golf Course. 18 holes. Thongcaster Road, Oxford. Green fee players welcome.
There's a great selection to choose from..........
Main Divide Hair Lounge.
Daisy Lane - Home based Beauty Clinic (Waxing, Pedicures, Brow Shaping & Tinting, Manicures Eyelash Tinting, Make-up, Facials, Electrolysis, Make-up).
The Oxford House of Beauty (only 2 minutes away!) - Dermal peels, facials, mani, pedi, waxing
Massage Therapist - Marina Vermaat (Relaxation, neuromuscular therapy, swedish, indian head massage, chair massage).
The Sunroom (Hairdressing, sunbed, ultrawave massage bed, spray tanning, tinting).
Always polished (Mani, pedi, cnd shellac power polish).
I Love my.... (Makeup, microblading etc)
There are three petrol stations in Oxford (Challenge, GAS & Allied) all of which have mechanics for motor vehicle servicing/testing etc.
There is also a hardware store - High Street Hardware/Wormersley's
Carleton Road, off South Eyre Road.
Oxford Tennis Courts
A key can be picked up from the Oxford Service Centre 34 Main Street Oxford. Bond $5 – refunded when the key is returned.
Oxford Community Swimming Pool
Burnett Street Oxford Open November to March. Outdoor heated pool
Take the TranzAlpine Train trip from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass or on to Greymouth. Or the Coastal Pacific train to Waipara, Kaikoura Blenheim & Picton
Hot Air Ballooning
Experience the magic of hot air ballooning over the Canterbury plains with Aoraki Balloon Safaris, Methven. For more information visit:
Ashley Gorge River
8km from Oxford township. Ideal for kayaking, fishing, park and picnic areas. Fun and activities for all the family
Kowhai - School of Riding
Horse Treks are available for beginners or advanced riders
Mountain bike riding on the Wharfdale track
Six Ski Fields including Mount Hutt, Porter Heights & Temple Basin approx one hour drive from Oxford.
Akaroa is a day trip away. Cruise on the Black Cat Cruises & swim with the dolphins.
Hanmer Springs is approximately 2 hours drive. Enjoy a relaxing soak & spa at the hot pools.
Is only 45 minutes away - explore the ancient limestone formations, breathtaking scenery and mountain range. The rocks take on many shapes from tabletops to pillars and with imagination some appear as familiar animal shapes. You can wander around the rocks, and crawl through mini tunnels and arches probably chiseled by glaciers millions of years ago.
The town of Rangiora is about 35 minutes away. There are plenty shops to stock up & some lovely boutique shops along High St. Here are some of the top picks......
Artizan Bakery & Cafe is a good place to stop for a coffee/lunch. There's a children's play room upstairs with giant lego pieces to stack while you enjoy a sit down!
Couplands is a great little bakery shop (near The Warehouse) with good value packaged breads, biscuits, pies (their Neapolitan (cream) slice comes highly recommended!)
Victoria Seafood Bar. On Victoria Street, this is a great fish & chip shop. Enjoy your fish & chips at Victoria Park just down the road.
Dudley Park Aquatic Centre
Indoor 8 lane 25m lane pool, 19.5m long learners pool, spa pool, children's leisure pool with toddler area & "river".
Skate park - just next to the pool.
Stocks a wide range of clothes, homewares, dvd's, music footwear, outdoors items, confectionery, toys etc.
Department Store on High St (clothing, homeware, toys etc).
Town Hall Cinemas
Recently refurbished, two boutique cinemas (only 23 seats!) & a 93 seat cinema.
There are three supermarkets -New World, Pak n Save, Countdown.
Some Christchurch Activities (50 minutes away)..........
Margaret Mahy Playground
This newly built multimillion-dollar playground is a must for children! It's the largest in the Southern Hemisphere (3500 square meters) & jam-packed with fun equipment. There are flying foxes, interactive water play area (take spare clothes!), big slide, tall spiral slide, sand pit, trampolines, swings, see-saws, climbing net/web to name a few!!! Free entry.
International Antarctic Centre
Experience an arctic storm, see the Little Blue Penguins, ride in a Hagglund, 4D simulated cinema (Cruise & Happy Feet). Learn about life in modern day Antarctica & Scott Base.
A good introduction/tour around the city centre combining history & sightseeing. See the changing face of Christchurch. The day ticket allows you to get on & off as much as you like (17 stops) - a great way to see the city. The knowledgeable drivers inform you about the city, its landmarks & local sights. (Children are free with a paying adult).
A great rainy day activity with lots to see & do.
Have a stroll around the gardens - a great picnic spot & free to enter. Shuttle Tours available (see website for tour cost).
Punting on the Avon
A relaxing way to see Christchurch from a different perspective.
Orana Wildlife Park (45 mins away)
Feed the giraffes. See the lions, tigers, NZ's only gorillas, zebras, cheetahs, rhinos, Tasmanian Devils, kiwi, farm animals, birds etc. (70 different species, refer to website). Hop on & off the free shuttle.
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
5 minutes from the airport. Kiwi, birds, farm animals, deer, wallabies, monkeys, gibbons, lemurs etc. See website for more info.
Tipus de propietat
Oxford, Canterbury, Nova Zelanda