The South Island of New Zealand is littered with quaint little holiday villages- normally situated near a lake, river or the sea. These villages are the home to long-term parked caravans or cribs- north islanders call them batches. Often owned and passed down through a family for generations, these unassuming and cute rustic caravans and cribs lay dormant for most of the year. Then come the summer break, they're suddenly full of the sound of families and friends enjoying the annual rite of holidaying in a much loved home away from home. This is an ongoing series that will grow as I make my way around the country exploring new areas.