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PHOTO: HOMES TO LOVE Summer is here – which means it’s bach time.

We’ve rounded up the best holiday homes featured on Homes to Love just in time for some summer holiday inspiration

1. Pod-scheme bach in Pauanui 

With three grown daughters (one married with a child and the others recently engaged), Warren and Christine Drinkwater knew they wanted their Pauanui bach to be one of the very best, with the capacity to accommodate their growing family.

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However, they wanted to avoid rattling around in an oversized house when they were on their own, so Warren told architect Paul Leuschke, of Leuschke Kahn Architects, that the house needed to work just as well with two of them in it as it would with 10.

The design he came back with included a main house with two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living spaces. The pièce de résistance, though, was a separate ‘pod’ featuring two bedrooms, each big enough to accommodate a queen-sized bed and a set of bunks, separated by a bathroom in the middle.