Emily and Dylan's Story

Now firmly calling themselves dairy farmers Dylan and Emily Hilhorst left building and marketing jobs to set up a new rural life in Tirohanga, north of Taupo, both agreeing it was the best decision they’d ever made and there’s no place they’d rather be.

With a strong environment focus the couple have also diversified, giving an old 1950’s telephone exchange a new found life as off the grid accommodation, spending a year transforming it into a secluded oasis of glamping nostalgia.

This is their story…

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