Extra hands needed for eco-build in gorgeous Northland, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We are an international couple with three children who moved to the Bay of Islands In 2017. We bought a beautiful property 15 minutes outside Kerikeri and are in the process of building an eco straw bale house, creating a permaculture garden and self sustainable farm on our 14 hectares. We would love to host people to be involved with anything from building and gardening and farm work to helping around the house and with our children who are 9, 6 and 3.

    My name is Lauren and I am from America. I now teach yoga and am interested in holistic health. My partner Barney is from Australia, though we have spent many years living overseas and road tripping through Europe with our children. We absolutely love traveling and meeting new people from anywhere and everywhere.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are learning as much as we can about eco living, straw bale building and permaculture. We love cooking healthy meals and try to grow as much of our fruit, vegetables and meat as possible. We make our own sourdough (which our most recent guest has just mastered under our tuition), yogurt, kimchi and kombucha and have begun trying to make different things like cheese and sour cream. I am a yoga instructor, dance teacher and am really interested in energy work as well. We would love to share what we know and what we are always learning with you. We also have 2 horses, cattle, sheep, poultry and we have a local kiwi population.

  • Help

    Help

    As stated above, we are trying to transform our 14 hectare block of land to a permaculture farm with a lovely straw bale house. We will need help planting trees, building garden beds, fencing, building the straw bale house, help around the house (some cooking, cleaning and childcare) and generally just some extra hands so we can take on this big project! We are looking for someone (or a couple) to stay for at least a couple of weeks as it takes some time to get into the flow of knowing how things go. You will need a drivers licence and, if you have a car, that would be fantastic.

    We're focussing on our build at the moment and prefer builders, carpenters and other similarly skilled people.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At the moment, we live in a rental property 10 minutes from town. The guest accommodation has its own bathroom and toilet and is on a separate floor to the rest of the house. It has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. We do go down there to do laundry but otherwise, it's pretty private! We like our workawayers to eat with us as it’s a really good way to get to know each other. We always have breakfast and dinner together as a family. There is always tea, coffee and heaps of fruit available for snacking. We have wifi, washer/dryer, shower and warm, comfortable queen beds in each room. We probably have more linen and towels that we know what to do with so you'll be covered there!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    New Zealand is such a stunning part of the world. In Northland, the weather is often beautiful, even in the winter. It is a subtropical region so there's lots of rain but there is also lots of sunshine, gorgeous beaches, awesome markets, waterfalls, hiking, biking, glow worm caves, ah-the list goes on. If you're a nature lover, there is so much to see and enjoy. The town of Kerikeri is small but so vibrant at the same time. Great coffee, open minded people, plenty of ex pats as well! The nightlife is not one that we know well (3 kids) but there are a few bars and pubs in town and Paihia, which may be a bit more excitable for nightlife, is only 20 minutes away. We have bikes you can borrow.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hrs a week max (2 days off)

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