The Giants House is an exceptional experience, a creation by Josie Martin - Painter, Sculptor, Mixed Media Artist, Horticulturist and Traveller.

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About the Giants' House (circa 1880)

A historic Akaroa house with original contemporary artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures, mosaics, ceramics ... a creative sensory, quirky, colourful feast...a unique creation by artist Josie Martin.

It is now a Garden of International Significance (NZGT) with 6 stars.

The garden is a seriously playful, extraordinary wonderland, with a fully integrated combination of art works and gardens.

The Giant's House has featured on top television programmes and in numerous house/art/garden magazines. The house has many extraordinary features - a grand entrance hall with mahogany staircase imported from France, original open fireplaces, beautifully proportioned rooms, a conservatory with mosaic floor, a large sunny sheltered verandah, quirky bathrooms, bright yellow farmhouse kitchen, comfortable large bedrooms with unique artistic features and artwork throughout.

At The Giant's House you will be pampered, and stimulated, in surroundings that will uplift your soul! It is a very special experience, quite 'out of this world'.

Positive, colourful - it will make you smile
Seriously playful yet charming and elegant.

The Giants House has been awarded for its recognition as a Garden of International Significance since 2018, and National Significance since 2012.

Garden of International Significance 2018Garden of National Significance Jan 2012 - Dec 2014 Garden of National Significance Mar 2015 - Feb 2018

House Entry Mahogany Staircase and hallway Mosaic Garden

House Entry Mahogany Staircase and hallway Mosaic Garden