Ocean views over Northland, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    Well traveled, open minded older single woman on 16 hectares of land mostly in native bush. A wise woman, medical herbalist, passionate about the food we eat and our environment we live in. This is a permaculture property close to Sandy Bay along the Tutukaka coast Northland New Zealand.
    My home is octagonal with magic coastal views over the Poor night Island and Sandy Bay, private nestled around bush. Delicious meals are included for a fair exchange. We are easy going open minded and prefer Organic fresh food...
    Open to people wanting to stay for longer periods... enjoy your magic day... Shushila

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Helping with English and grammar. Permaculture and Yoga, nutrition, mosaicing. Playground for surfing, diving, swimming snorkeling, fishing awesome coastal walks, and the famous Poor Night island very handy. Even in winter this is a beautiful area to play and explore.

  • Help


    We have recently completed a eco-cottage, enclosed kitchen area, where we had workaways stay during lockdown... A helping hand and any wisdom would be wonderful and a work in progress almost complete.
    Transplanting natives and need to clear some gorse with chain sawing side branches off dead fallen trees.
    Otherwise there is always something to play with....gardening, transplanting natives, house care, General handy people who enjoy the outdoors and home projects, like chicken pen and goat house...
    Welcome help with upgrading the chicken coup area.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Doubles, and family.... there are options to stay in the eco-cottage away form the house with magnificent views of the ocean and bush clad hills or the Whare (large separate space) by the house with its own shower. Singles will have your own double bed room in the house private entrance and lovely outlook

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is plenty to do and see around this beautiful coast voted by Jacques Cousteau as one of the 3 most beautiful coastlines/ocean area in the world. If you do not have a vehicle we spend many afternoon walking, swimming, the bush is lush and beautiful. When the weather is wet there is alway movies and music and inside chores.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes we have space up the top of land with amazing views for your camper....

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum per week, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 184983261167