Hidden valley restoration and homestead project, Northland, New Zealand

  • Bisher 299 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 4 März 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Woche



  • Beschreibung


    Greetings from Onerahi, Whangarei.

    I'm Mike and I am restoring the native vegetation of a small valley, finishing off my recently erected house and establishing a vegetable garden/orchard through 2024. I've established a small nursery, so also get involved in gathering seed, making cuttings and growing the plants to install on the land. A network of walking and biking paths within the site are in their early stages. My old wooden yacht sometimes beckons for a bit of polishing, cleaning or painting, so that may appeal to nautically-minded people. Lots to do!

    Billy, a young dog, shares my home and loves new company as well. Despite being largely composed of mini schnauzer and poodle genes, he also has some form of long-haired heritage, so may not be the ideal companion for anyone with an allergy to dogs.

    I'm vegetarian, but retain a love of seafood. I have no objection to omnivores if you want to bring a bit of meat into your diet. I like to think that I am quite a flexible, laid back and - usually - quiet person, but have lots of energy for my little project.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    I am happy to share the Kiwi way of life with you, take you out on the boat and go fishing, hiking or biking with you (provided I can fit it into my timetable). I can lend you a bike, snorkeling gear, a kayak, soft surfboard and other gear you might need.

    I've got a reasonable knowledge of the surrounding natural world and am happy to share that.

    Your involvement may bring you some new skills in things that you haven't done before (or if you are an expert, I may well learn from you). Like most things in life, there's lots to be gained for those that put in the energy and are open to new experiences. This area has a wealth of natural beauty that is easily accessible.

  • Arbeit


    Depending on your skills and what you feel comfortable with, tasks might include:
    • Gardening weeding and planting and broadscale restoration planting
    . Propagating native plants for future planting
    • Forest weed and pest control in the bush: killing weeds by digging out or poisoning them (using safety equipment and with careful instructions)
    • Work on the boat
    • Building: possible minor carpentry work on house, small buildings, boardwalks and other little structures.

    I will provide good directions and suitable safety equipment where needed. I'm very happy to answer any questions, so don't hesitate to ask.

    The work can be physical, so you need to be comfortable with putting in some effort outdoors.
    It would be useful if you had your own working clothes and boots, but if not, I should be able to find you something suitable.

    A minimum stay of a week would be preferred. After that, you'll be welcome to stay for longer if it has worked well for us both.

    Standard Workaway.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    A largely complete 2 bedroom, solid timber house erected during the middle part of 2023. As of early 2024 it still needs to have the bathroom and kitchen finished, floor coverings etc, so not a "perfect" new house.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Whangarei is a very relaxed town with a lot of small events going on, especially if you're interested in art and the outdoors. There are beautiful beaches in the vicinity, a lot of great walks around the area and some spectacular views. If you're looking for a vibrant nightlife, Whangarei is probably not a perfect place to be, but we have quite a few smaller things going on, like bars, exhibitions, music events in the evening, sports fixtures, markets and so on. There are a good range of shops offering almost anything that one could wish for.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    I have unlimited fibre

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    I have a reasonably generous forecourt to the house and can provide power via an extension or caravan lead.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

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