Romantic Cabin for Two

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Earth Energies Sanctuary in New Zealand is a wellness retreat designed to bring about balance of body, mind and soul, set within 200 acres of stunning natural landscape, ideal for seclusion, relaxation and experiencing nature. The sanctuary features a secluded, private, 2-bedroom cabin where guests can enjoy spectacular, awe-inspiring 360-degree views.

During their stay, guests can be assured of total privacy and seclusion, as the nearest residence is more than 800 meters away from the cabin. Earth Energies offers self-catered or chef-prepared meals, as well as access to deep relaxation therapies to help release stress and anxiety and all for better sleep.

The Romantic Cabin for Two competition is the second in a series of architecture competitions in partnership with Earth Energies New Zealand. For this competition, Earth Energies New Zealand is looking to complement its existing cabin with the development of a second accommodation structure.

This smaller retreat for two should offer romantic, open plan luxury accommodation for two within the tranquil setting of the Earth Energies property. It should provide a comfortable and relaxing escape for two guests where they can connect with nature, as well as with each other, all while experiencing the holistic relaxation therapies offered at the retreat.

As Earth Energies New Zealand intends to construct the Romantic Cabin for Two, it is important that participants ensure their designs reflect the best green building practices so that the cabin can be constructed and operated without having a negative impact on the local environment.


3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 10,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize - 5,000 €
2nd Prize - 2,000 €
3rd Prize - 1,000 €
Earth Energies Sanctuary Favourite” Award - 1,000 €
ARCHHIVE Student Award - 500 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS
Bee Breeders Green Award - 500 €

+ 6 honourable mentions


Early Bird Registration: FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 31
Advance Registration: APRIL 1 – APRIL 28
Last Minute Registration: APRIL 29 – JULY 14

Closing date for registration: JULY 14, 2021
Closing date for submission: SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 (11:59 p.m. GMT)

Announcement of the winners: OCTOBER 20, 2021