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We are a young family living about 15 minutes from New Plymouth. We host a Retreat which is a time out space for families and individuals who are going through a challenging time, to stay for free. We are looking for help with welcoming our guests and keeping the lodge & grounds tidy, or helping with the animals. There are always projects that need completing if you are keen to leave your mark. If you have any gifts you would like to share with our guests (eg. art, music etc) then even better! You will have flexible hours. We aim for there always to be someone on site so hours can vary and primarily we are looking for an extra pair of hands to be there.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenKaritative ArbeitGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenBetreuung von TierenHausarbeitenHandwerkliche Arbeiten
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Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
Living in beautiful Taranaki, New Zealand, living on site with a young family, meeting a wide variety of people and helping provide a vital Space to Breathe for those going through tough times. We are a 15 minute drive to the beach and city of New Plymouth and 45mins from the Mountain - so lots to do in your free time.
We are looking for a very welcoming and friendly person or couple to help with the general runnings of the Retreat. This will include things like making up a room for guest to stay in, feeding the animals, being around to mingle with guests-especially over evening Kai, letting the Retreat family know when supplies are low, help with dinner prep or maybe even cook a cultural meal etc. Also there is always work to do on the grounds, sometimes simple building projects for those that are keen. We have chickens, cats and a big fluffy dog on site so an animal lover would be ideal! You need to be easy going and able to get on well with a variety of different people, be open minded and non-judgemental. 4/5 hours a day with 2 days off a week is what you can expect with days arranged between you and the Retreat family to suit.
Newly built wooden cabin with the basics (Bed, chair, drawers etc). There are modern facilities such as bathroom/Kitchen/Laundry in the lodge house which is nearby. It could suit a single person or a couple.
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Basic food will be provided and usually there will be a joint evening meal together. We are happy to work out hours and days to suit between us. There is no public transport from the Retreat however, we can arrange to pick you up and drop you off from the airport of course but if you don't have your own transport you may sometimes not be able to get very far. We do have bicycles you can use and sometimes there are people coming and going from site that may be able to take you with them.You will need to be able to work somewhat on your own initiative and after you are familiar with the runnings of the place be left on site sometimes on your own. We always love it if Workaways would like to cook and treat us to their own speciality dish :)
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Wir besitzen Tiere
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Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans
Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.
Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen
Small, well behaved dogs can be considered.
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
Just everything is incredible! The people are just delightful, the animals are very cute (I miss you Bella...), the work is simple to achieve, the workshops you can attend are so helpful and diverse, and the
My Job was looking after animal, cooking dinner with Suzy in just an hour, making sourdough(plenty of flavor option), mowing
We helped most with animals, some gardening, picking up
Jamie, Suzy, Roxie and Katy treated me
I stayed at the retreat for almost two weeks and enjoyed my time there a lot, it was a 'little time out' for myself. My work consisted mostly of feeding
All the best!
It’s a wonderfull place to stay and I’m happy to met all the people who make this place possible, and to be apart of this team for fews days.
I wish you all the best for the next
Thanks a lot again to the whole dream team !
We worked outside all the time, and the quantity of job was fair.
We really apreciated the peacefull atmosphere, the
The two weeks I spent at the retreat have been a truly wonderful and mind changing experience. Coming from a corporate background, being part of a charity for people in trouble (and that’s what Suzy and Jamie make you - a part of the project and not just
Work was plentiful and varied, as was food. Some of the highlights for me
The atmosphere at the Retreat is super positive, everyone is just lovely and I felt welcome and appreciated from the first day on. The jobs vary a lot, depending on what needs to be done, skills, weather... (I did almost everything
Spending two weeks with Suzy, Katy, Roxy and Jamie has been a true blessing to us and we enjoyed every single moment of our stay here! We are so grateful for everything they offered us: the cosy caravan, the wonderful, delicious food every night, the warm welcome to their home, some awesome movie & game
Suzy's contagious laugh and singing was always making me laugh and smile, she is so caring, kind hearted and I will really miss the delicious chocolate
Synopsis of my two weeks:
Beautiful picturesque location, peaceful
Jamie and Suzy are very inspirational people who have done and are doing very positive things with their lives!
Thanks for everything again I have learnt a lot and will keep this expierence with me!
with a good mix of easy and challenging.
Our wood project (smoking area) was one of the best project we were part of. We enjoyed working with pallets and doing fournitures with it.
Wish all the best to you and to the retreat!