PHOTO: JANE USSHER – Antony and Kim’s boat shed nestles amid pohutukawa on the edge of the harbour in downtown Tauranga; many people have no idea this is anything other than a boat shed, says Antony.

It isn’t every day you come across a bach that is built to house both people and boats. Especially not one as luxurious as this.

“It’s not quite a little shed with a dinghy,” Antony Michalik said. The couple’s 8.5 metre boat, which resides downstairs, is clearly visible from the upstairs living zone.