Home Of The Year 2014 -NZ
Conceptualised by Auckland designer Nat Cheshire, the cabins are located on an inlet of the Kaipara Harbour.
Cheshire took away the $15,000 prize after winning the Home New Zealand magazine competition.
The cabins, each measuring 28 square metres, were designed for two clients who had different needs, he said in a video accompanying the entry.
"As with all people, for those two clients ‘retreat’ means something different," he said.
He described one of the cabins as “a little pool of inky blackness into which to vanish.
"The other is a soft, warm piece of pine cabinetry to hold you aloft above the ground."