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Permaculture homestead farm close to Tuatapere, western Southland, New Zealand

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We have just bought a farm (in late October 2023) and could do with some extra hands! Plenty to do for experienced or non-experienced. We offer you a tent with blow up mattress or small caravan (with 2 singles), or parking space for your own van or tent and excellent food - mostly organic and local where possible. We are living rough while we start off again on another homesteading journey. Compost toilet and shower is cold water unless a fire is made for a couple of hours in the Rocket Room! Living in a tiny house. Some power, but you will need your own data plan for internet. It is a sheep farm, but only small flock to begin with. We are only 7.5km from Tuatapere town that has all amenities. Invercargill is about 75km. You can go to the beach or bush or mountains on your time off.

    We are passionate about permaculture and can talk about it while having breaks and working. See our website for more info. Tasks could include construction, digging, cutting wood, weeding, planting, making biochar, building, and all sorts of basic DIY work for getting a homestead going. Have to build a market garden, greenhouse, shed, solar system, and closed in deck around our tiny house. Also, a tree nursery and more worm farms. We work with helpers side by side most of the time (90%+) and will vary work tasks so you learn plenty.

    Helpers should come for 1 week or more. We reserve the right to ask you to leave if you are not working well enough. Helpers are treated really well and learn alot! We cannot cater for vegans as there is no such thing as vegan food, vegetarians are fine to apply. We'll ask for 3-5 hours of work 6 days a week, but this depends a bit on what tasks we are doing and how fast you work. We provide food on your day off as well. Organic is expensive in NZ!

    Please give us a day or two to reply before requesting to others - there is no point us replying and you reply back to say someone else replied first! This is NOT people care... as it wastes our time. If you have a fully complete profile preferably with a good reference, and you write us a decent request, there is no reason for us to say 'no thanks' - we are usually able to fit in anyone who is offering great help.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 have both lived and worked overseas and are from different cultures. Asian as well as western cuisine. Learn about life, learn about taking care of yourself and the environment. Learn about Permaculture, biochar, healthy eating, weaving, and more!

  • Help

    Help

    Helpers should come for 1 week or more. We reserve the right to ask you to leave if you are not working well enough. We much prefer to take people with great references. We cannot cater for vegans as there is no such thing as vegan food, vegetarians are fine to apply.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    tent or your own

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We often take helpers to other Permaculture related events (that's our social life mostly) and to bush for a walk or to the beach for a swim or to catch a wave. We can pick you up from local town or even from Invercargill.

    Please give us a day or two to reply before requesting to others - there is no point us replying and you reply back to say someone else replied first! This is NOT people care... as it wastes our time. If you have a fully complete profile preferably with a good reference, and you write us a decent request, there is no reason for us to say 'no thanks' - we are usually able to fit in anyone who is offering great help.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    need your own internet connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    plenty of space - no water or power hook up though

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    possibly if they are trained and well behaved.. barking a no no

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 198226832267

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