Hi. We are a lesbian couple with bees and chooks in Auckland's city fringe Sandringham.
Various major public transport options within 5-15 minutes walk.
We have planted over 45 fruit trees, have a good size vegetable garden.
We garden organic and localist and casually participate in food rescue and distribution. We have a strong commitment to sustainable living which includes short showers and Ellen produces and builds many things.
Our accommodation is for one physically fit guest (so far all workaway guests were really happy up in the loft of our Workaway shed). It's a small space so for 1 person ONLY! But the shed is generally only used for sleeping and time-out times.
Ellen is engaged in various community projects, mainly community gardens and food rescue.
Our house volcano is Maunga Owairaka, Mt Albert, fitness depending it is a 20-40 minutes run/walk to its top. It gives you a good view of the city and you can count many the other nearby volcanoes.
We cook and eat together, if we go out and you come along we pay for your meal on fair use terms.
We do not provide free alcohol apart from when we feel we would like to offer some for a taste.
We like to play board games in the evenings as we have no TV; but DVD movies and wireless internet on fair use terms is available.
You are most welcome to participate in the community projects but that will be in your own time.
GUYS, in this paragraph we introduce you to our non-negotiable rule, pls read up here: theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/aug/21/unthinkable-having-a-sit-down.
Please DO NOT apply if you can't promise that you will respect our rule :-).
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We share heaps of garden skills, diy recipes and ways of doing things, foraging for weeds and other edible free/low cost food, community immersion, community projects, ....
Help cooking, cleaning & household work, do some art work on the new shed, little repairs, whatever. We expect about 25 hours a week but are totally relaxed and open as to how you arrange your volunteering time.
More Jobs and skills we are looking for
- ongoing garden maintenance
- household & cooking
- Carpenter/builders work around house
- house touch-up painting
- create a piece of functional artwork
English, German, a little Italian and French
Single mattress in the loft in the shed with good LED lighting, power and (fair-use) Wifi available. Very basic but of course you use the house for everything else. Some mobility/fitness required to access accommodation in the shed via a ladder.
We have excellent knowledge of the city, good in-depth knowledge about its multicultural diversity, people and of course food. We live very central, many of Auckland's tourist attractions are well within an hour walk or bus/bike ride. we have a bicycle and a helmet for you.
We do a diverse range of DIY and are more than happy to share our knowledge as well as learn from you.
Guys, please have a read of our compulsory rule here and don't apply if you are uncomfortable - this is non-negotiable! Check link: theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/aug/21/unthinkable-having-a-sit-down
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5, but really depends on you how easy or determined you are; also quite flexible to do more on one and none or less on other day, max 5 days a week