Help us establish a permaculture food forest in Christchurch - New Zealand

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    01/12/2020

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Kia ora! Nau mai Haere mai!
    We, that is my Kiwi partner Jordan, our 2 year old daughter Aylah and myself, Anna. Together we live with our gorgeous cats Nero and Nala, our rabbit Hiphop, our 4 fish and 6 chickens (Alice, tweedeldum, tweedeldee, white rabbit, hatmaker and grinsekatze) on an 800m section in Huntsbury. Our home is surrounded by walking tracks, the port hills, the adventure park and the river, around 4km from the city Centre.
    We are in the process of transforming our home into a self (community) reliant and sustainable home following permaculture principles.

    We are really passionate about permaculture, herbal medicine, sustainable living and everything that comes with this.

    I’m currently setting up a little community business selling affordable medicinal plants and herbs for the wider community.

    We are always looking for people who would like to be part of this journey and would love to hear from you.

    Our current projects include:
    •prepping annual garden beds for spring planting
    -setting up an aquaponics set up
    •growing seeds and transplanting seedlings
    •setting up a shade tent
    •building outdoor furniture
    •building garden frames for the raspberry beds
    •building a pizza oven
    •harvesting herbs and drying them

    But are also super keen to hear your ideas about different projects.

    We are happy to share our knowledge and learn together with you/from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have previously travelled as helpers ourself and stayed and learned from locals. In exchange for 4 hours of work a day you can stay at our home and share our kai (food) with us.
    We live in a newly renovated house in a quiet suburb (Huntsbury) in Christchurch close to the adventure park, the river and awesome walking tracks. Our home is around 4km away from the city centre

    We are looking at people who would like to stay at least 3 days and a max of a week. This can possibly be extended
    Let me know if you have any questions:)

  • Help

    Help

    We are in the intermediate stages of our permaculture adventure and would love some help with several different projects such as:

    -setting up water storage and grey water collection
    -building an outside stove/pizza oven
    -building solar food dryer
    -prepping annual garden beds for spring planting
    -growing seeds and transplanting seedlings
    -setting up a shade tent
    -building outdoor furniture
    -building garden frames for the raspberry beds
    •harvesting herbs and drying them

    If you have any other ideas and/or specific experiences we would love to hear about them and potentially include them as well.
    If you don’t have any experience, we are happy to teach you some stuff and/or figure it out together. There is also always heaps of weeding and soil improvement to do (adding buckets and buckets of wood chips and green bio mass)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own bedroom in our home and we would share the rest of the house and the garden area:)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We often go fishing/tramping on the weekends and you are welcome to join us if you choose to:)

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Living room and bathroom
Kitchen and living room area
Backyard after (02/2020)
Frontyard after (02/2020)
Backyard before (10/2018)
Front yard before (10/2018)
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