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


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    Kia ora! Nau mai Haere mai!
    We, that is my Kiwi partner Jordan, our 4 year old daughter Aylah, our nearly 1 year old daughter Juliette and myself, Anna. Together we live with our gorgeous cats Nero and Nala, our 4 fish and our 6 chickens 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.

    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:
    •looking after the vegetable garden
    •weeding and prepping the soil
    •setting up an aquaponics set up
    •growing seeds and transplanting seedlings
    •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

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building 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:)

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    Projects involving children

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  • 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
    -growing seeds and transplanting seedlings
    -building outdoor furniture
    -building garden frames for the raspberry beds
    •harvesting herbs and drying them
    -oiling the decks

    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)

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

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  • Accommodation


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

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    What else ...

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

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 235733141351