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24-Person Dwelling

// Pongakawa

This 24 person, single building accommodation block has been purpose-built for BOP Orchards as a low maintenance dwelling. 

It incorporates a hard wearing design to withstand years of use, specifically for RSE employees from Vanuatu. 

When creating this design, our client wanted a high return, low running cost building to comfortably ensure the very best living arrangements for his workers. This was achieved through a communal living space and 'hostel style' shared facilities.

This build consists of 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms & a large kitchen, dining and lounge area. The outside area allows plenty of space for relaxing when the workers aren't under the vines, with a large patio area and covered deck situated amongst the working orchard.  

We would like to thank the owner, a RSE scheme employer who owns and manages several orchards around the Bay, who played a key role in ensuring this build was a success.


"Awesome work done by Joel and Zane! Their communication was excellent and prompt. They came out to my house, took photos of the issue and gave me an approximate cost immediately. They sent through photos of the before and after with the final cost, and did an awesome job! Would highly recommend them as they were very punctual and professional. Would look to use them for any work in the future."
- Stephanie Ohauiti
"It was a pleasure having you guys work on our project – you make a great team with good ideas and fantastic communication. We are stoked with our garage renovation and have made the most of it for many social occasions"
- Mel Smith Mt Maunganui
"Joel and Zane are professional, prompt with contact, organised, timely, and did a great job. I expanded the job from the original request into several other jobs (wooden stairs, and wood panel ceilings) and they were all done with a high level of skill and craftsmanship. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joel and Zane for other jobs."
- Darrin & Tracy Otumoetai
"Cabana build (Joel and Zane) did an excellent job, found a bit more work once bath was removed but they did everything they could to stay within the budget. Great communication and great professionalism in their work. Would recommend them to others."
- Tory & Bob Rotorua
"A good, economical job was completed by the Cabana Build team, plus they really put themselves out to fit us in."
- Julie Ohauiti
"Joel and Zane did a great job repairing a large section of native hardwood flooring. It was a tricky job getting the reclaimed boards to match the existing and required a lot of patience and skill to get the result I wanted. Really happy and would recommend and use again. Thanks guys!"
- Jake Mt Maunganui
"Thanks Joel. Excellent communication, good quality job, and good advice. Would highly recommend."
- Jackie Ohauiti
"Joel and his team renovated my whole house for me. They did a brand new kitchen and bathroom, painted, replaced all lights and handles etc. All looks awesome and was completed within the expected timeframe, and cost as estimated. Really great – I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."
- Alex Otumoetai