Developing a Large Eco Garden and home grown food Garden. New Zealand


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    Hello , I,m Bryn
    A traveler ,and workaway volunteer myself during New Zealand's winter months when I head off to warmer climates.
    When summer returns to New Zealand I also return to my own small hobby farm . It can become quite over grown and close to be re-wilding but the grass is still under control by a friend who cuts it just in time.

    Our property is about 60km south and inland from Nelson near to a small township called Tapawera.
    It borders a small river that joins the Beautiful Motueka river a short walk away.

    We have been planting many different kinds of fruit , nut trees and Thousands of natives plants ,trees along with developing a large pond for frogs and bird life plus a vegetable garden.

    Our idea is the create a private Vehicle camping area and to work towards becoming self sufficient for various foods.

    To reforest 400 meters of river side back to native as well as sections of the property with the aim to attract native birds, insects, fungi and all the way down to the microbobes.

    We are still at the pioneer stage so are Really is best suited towards freedom campers ie( Those Traveling with own vehicle, camper van etc ) possibly waiting for the Apple picking season to start or the Hops harvest season.
    We provide a prime camper site spot next to the river ,all meals with frequent barbecues.
    Also have two caravan's and small cabin also available for accommodation.

    There is very limited public transport so having your own transport is best.
    There is internet access by your own devices.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning about New Zealands Eco system ,lots exchange of travel experience and ideas, experiencing a local New Zealand person lifestyle.

  • Help


    We need help with Gardening , helping plant New Zealand natives, providing habitat for wildlife.
    Some native mural painting etc.
    Lots of Eco projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our place is for pioneers currently, freedom campers ( those travelers traveling with their own camper van ,house-bus ,house-truck ).
    We do have two caravan's and a small cabin available too.
    There is a kitchen , shower , camping toilet and laundry blocks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bicycles are available and the Motueka river itself is really only a short walk away. The Motueka river is one of the most beautiful river around anywhere , beautiful swimming.. Nelson city is only 60km away and Abel Tasman park 70km away.
    Trout fishing. motorcycle motorbike riding.
    Chilling out.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 198736284281