Permaculture farm and bush retreat near Raglan, New Zealand

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  • Bisher 683 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 24 Sept. 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat



  • Beschreibung


    Kia ora,

    This is an off grid Permaculture Retreat situated in Pakoka Scenic Reserve, looking over beautiful Aotea Harbour. It is run by Dan and Merve as a small community. Our vision is to create a space of creativity, sustainability and Love. We are interested in many areas including art, building, permaculture, sports, music, science, bushcraft, yoga, self improvement and more.

    We always look forward to share and learn any ideas of alternative thinking, curiosity, creativity, knowledge and experiences. Our common goal is to make Earth more sustainable, starting from this land we live on. We believe we are all learning from each other and working together to have a positive impact. If you are passionate about these, you will enjoy your time at the Permaculture Retreat here.


    Dan is a multi-skilled and innovative technologist. He worked as an engineer and electrician before becoming full time in our land. He knows a lot about sustainability, electricity, building, plumbing, solar power... He is a natural at problem solving and creating solutions. He enjoys spending time with animals, surfing, outdoors, dancing and music.

    Merve is a scientist by trade, now working as Permaculture Educator/Designer. She also trained by local Maori on indigenous connection to land and growing food. She loves experimenting and learning. She has vast knowledge on Food forest designing, gardening, pruning, preserving, fermenting, Maramataka and Moon Calendar, Herbs and invisible structures. She enjoys hiking, outdoors, reading and creative work i.e writing, making crafts, art..


    Our land is settled amongst native trees of a Scenic Reserve. We are located 25 minutes *Out* of Raglan . We have multiple spaces to enjoy and explore.

    ☆ INDOORS ☆

    CASA - Main house
    Kitchen (fully equipped), Fire place, instruments, board games

    • Open space with couches to chill, read, make music, yoga etc
    • Instruments

    SANAT - Create & Flow
    • Creative space for artistic expression
    • Drawing table, paints & brushes
    • Pottery Wheel
    • Art display

    ☆ OUTDOORS ☆

    • Gardens
    • Orchard/Food forest
    • Beeyard
    • Farm animals (Goats, Cows, Chickens, bunnies)
    • Loop Track - Pakoka Reserve
    (Native bush & Swim spots)
    • Trampoline & Slackline

    • BBQ
    • Gas califont shower / solar showers.
    • Composting toilets
    • Solar power for our lights and to charge our devices.


    We offer a full immersion on Permaculture Living, applying these principles to our Land and our lives to design a better life for all. There is a lot of practical skill and knowledge you will gain during your stay including but not limited to energy systems, forest gardening, off-grid designs, preserving food, building, food forest design and maintenance, building garden beds, spring water supply and water solutions...

    This is an experience of dipping your toes into a new world where a different way of living is possible. It is a great opportunity for those that want to experience land living.

    You will also have access to our library of permaculture, gardening, and health books as well as other resources such as paints, tools and instruments during your stay should you want to use them.

    With the knowledge you gained living with us, it's possible to start your own project or simply become more aware. We suggest staying longer to maximize your experience and learning.


    We have many projects going on. We are looking for someone who is passionate about nature, creativity, learning, Permaculture, and personal growth. Someone that is physically fit and have self discipline. Who also is ready to immerse themselves fully in all areas of what it takes to run a permaculture farm. We can customize this for you to enhance your experience.

    Please tell us about what you would like to learn during your time here. It is totally fine to be beginner but if you have skills/knowledge you would like to share, teach and show to the team here, we would also love to learn from you.

    Aotea Harbour, Raglan, New Zealand
    (25min from Raglan town, 50 min from Hamilton CBD and 40 min to Kawhia).

    2 week initial trial period
    4 week total internship following a mutually successful trial period

    3 hours/ day
    5 days a week

    We grow, trade, forage and hunt a majority of our food. Although we eat mainly vegetarian, we enjoy homegrown or hunted meat occasionally. We also milk our goats when we can. (More details below).


    On our profile you can see our avaliabilties. If it is green; it means we have 2 private rooms available. If it is yellow; we can still host people in their campervans or tents. If it is red; we are fully booked for workaway.

    Please read all carefully before writing to us just so you have a good understanding of who we are, what we we do and what are the expectations, if you have any questions please ask as we are very open people.

    We can arrange pick up from Raglan.

    We would like all Workaways to arrive on Sunday (no later than 3pm) as then we have the afternoon to connect with each other, show you around the farm and let you settle.

    Currently we are going under changes/challenges in our farm, which limits us financially. We came to the conclusion that we need to make a change to be able to offer this learning opportunity.

    We kindly ask you to take part in food either by contributing $120 weekly per person or providing your own food during your time with us. Contributions are collected each Monday for the upcoming week or altogether if that's what you prefer.
    We did our best to minimize the cost so that it's possible to share nice meals all together.

    Please let us know what option you would like to do when writing to us and that you have understood the food contribution.

    We are detailed people and always go for our best, we have passion for what we do and we are loving people.

    Please when mailing us please use (CASA) as the “subject” this is to assure us that you have read everything.

    Thank you for reading, we really appreciate this.

    One vibe, One tribe

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    So many benefits, such an amazing place to be. Learning here is endless.

    There are a list of activities that are here.

    •Animal communication/integration
    •Arts and crafts
    •Bush craft
    •Bush walking and learning
    •Ecosystems / guilds
    •Energy systems
    •Food Forest and Forest Gardening
    •Healing Zone (Meditation, Forest Bathing)
    •Learning about sustainability
    •Native bush eatibles
    •Outdoor Sports
    •Permaculture Principles, Ethics and Applications
    •Preserving food
    •Playing/Learning instruments
    •Renewable energy and solar energy
    •Slack line ( balancing )
    •Survival skills
    •Surfing (Beginner's and advanced)
    •Swimming (Jump-rock)
    •Water systems

    Around you can visit:

    •Raglan (Surfer's heaven)

    •Karioi Area for walking and tramping (Kariori is an extinct volcano and offers spectecular west coast views from the summit)

    •Ruapuke beaches and Pirongia Forest Park

    •Kawhia (a small town with a hot water beach and a gorge to visit. They also have amazing fish and chips :) )

  • Arbeit


    Our farm is highly dynamic as it operates a wide range of permaculture systems, research projects, infrastructure expansion and also new land regeneration projects.

    You will be included in tasks such as food forest management, digging, building /with clay, compost making, transplanting, building terraces, installing food forests, making firewood, weeding, planting and water supply systems. On top of these, you will be also doing daily living tasks like cooking and cleaning. Depending on your interests and previous experience we can also provide individual projects.

    For these types of help, the individual must have these personal skills.

    •Attention to detail
    •Positivity and motivation
    •Clean and tidy
    •Kind and respectful
    •Fun !!

    If you feel you have want it takes, we would love to meet you and have you a part of the team.

    We are asking 15 hours per week, 3 hours a day from 9am to 12 midday -Monday to Friday.

    We have a daily routine monday - friday to help us flow together. This gives us a good balance of a permaculture farm and have time for ourselves to enjoy.
    Our daily routine:
    8.30 :Morning Circle ( Stretch & Share)
    9:00 Start the day
    12:00 Finish tasks
    13:00 Lunch
    18.30 Dinner

    We work with the Moon and its movements. The tasks we choose depends on what's moon doing and its effects. First week is more about getting used to the space and connecting to our flow. Each week we choose tasks that will be learning experience for you while creating a positive impact. According weekly local events and meet ups, you will be invited to other permaculture properties and related events in town. 3rd week of the internship is about running the retreat, as a mini experience of land living at its best.

    We look forward to sharing this time with you.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Türkisch: Fließend

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  • Unterkunft


    On our profile you can see our avaliabilties. If it is green; it means we have 2 private rooms available and plenty of spaces to enjoy at our farm.. If it is yellow; we can still host people in their campervans. If it is red; we are fully booked for workaway.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Raglan is close by which is a very good surfing place which we enjoy going to from time to time.

    We also have many activities to do as well including bush walks, creative spaces...

    Thank you for reading, we really appreciate this.

    We looking forward to meeting you and look forward to the good times ahead.

    One vibe, One tribe

  • 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

    4G full bar cellular reception

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have beautiful campervan spots on the land.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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