Story: Housing

Hātepe bach

Hātepe bach

This 1940s-era bach is seen at Hātepe on the shores of Lake Taupō in 1985. Baches were small, simple structures that were often built by their owners as a coastal, riverine or lakeside holiday home. As waterside property increased in value from the 1990s, many New Zealanders were priced out of bach ownership. Those that were built showcased their owners' wealth, and were often larger than standard suburban houses.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Paul Thompson Collection (PAColl-0038)
Reference: PA12-5644-22
Photograph by Paul Thompson

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Ben Schrader, 'Housing - Housing types', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013