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Kia ora helpers!
My beautiful, private and quiet home is in the middle of Honeymoon Valley, surrounded by native bush, birds and organic gardens. We built this house from local clay and built green roofs (gardens on the roof).
The subtropical Far North of NZ is the 'birthplace' of New Zealand/Aotearoa, as we know it today and has significant historic sights and stories. We are 20 min drive from Taipa Beach, Doubtless Bay, 330 km North of Auckland.
I am part of the Honeymoon Valley land-care group. We protect native forest, birds, lizards and insects by trapping predators and eradicating invasive weeds. No dogs, no cats. You need to be independent and have some work/life experience. I have a day job at our local school, but afternoons and weekends we will spend time together. You also can go sightseeing any day during the week.
I need help with landscaping (mowing, brush-cutting, earth work), chopping fire wood, making compost, gardening, renovating (fixing things, basic carpentry, painting), sewing, cleaning, maintenance. I have chickens, bake bread, home-brew beer. When in season I make vinegar, preserve fruit, collect seeds.
We exchange 4-5 hours of your time per day for full accommodation and meals (breakfast, sandwich lunch, cooked dinner). If you need extra food (snacks, gluten free, allergies) please bring this with you.
I am happy for you to play our piano, guitars, ukuleles, and drums. I like music (Iistening, singing), nature, films, literature and art. No TV. WIFI ok.
Families with children are welcome; I have plenty of toys from my own children/grandchildren (they do not live here)
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We can help you with your language study and playing music
gardeners, landscaping, carpenters, painters... restoring windows....
I need helpers who enjoy landscaping, gardening, renovating, sewing, or general maintenance, or have experience with joinery/building. We have a workshop equipped with basic tools and I collected recycled pieces of wood, bamboo etc. for creative wood work..... making book shelves, fixing old furniture.
I prefer people who have work and life experience, and who are happy to sometimes being home alone when we are away at our day jobs. Usually our helpers arrive on a Friday so we can get to know each other and work together over the weekend.
Common activities are mowing, composting, chickens, chopping firewood, sewing, preserving, making vinegar and beer, baking bread, propagating, seed collecting.... I use a basic mix of permaculture & bio-dynamic principles with most of my projects.
A bedroom in our house
Happy to host a family with children!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
4 - 5 hours per day/ 5 days a week
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