We are a family of five, consisting of Francesco, Seija, two wonderful home educated girls; Lexi and Charlie and our young son, Matteo. We have a wellbeing studio, a vineyard and permaculture gardens. Seija is a naturopathic nutritionist, a clinical herbalist, an artist and is becoming very interested in counselling. Francy is a graphic designer and a budding permaculturalist, he also enjoy building. We are buddhist practitioners but are open to all sorts of different well being practices. We have been taking volunteers for many years. We love meeting new people and learning new things, due to us being a home-educating family, we love open-minded people who are willing to teach our girls and us all about the world and what you may have studied. We love the cultural and skill exchange and can offer our knowledge freely but are also really interested in learning more from our volunteers. Tasks are varied, fair and interesting (we hope!). Would love to hear from you...
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We have a lot to share and teach, from permaculture, natural medicine, graphic art, animal care, viticulture and spirituality. It is a harmonious property with open communication and many workshops to partake in (usually)
We require help in the permeaculture gardens, house and new artistic and building projects.
Italian and English
The accomodation is in a loft above the studio.
We are right opposite the beach and 5 minute bike to Mapua and Mapua wharf. We provide a bike and volunteers can explore Rabbit Island and the wonderful bike trails, we also go into nearby Richmond and Motueka weekly
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week