Help us establish a suburban permaculture garden in Christchurch - New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Kia ora! Nau mai Haere mai!
    Let me introduce us first: We, that is my Kiwi partner Jordan, our 17 month old daughter Aylah, our two awesome cats Nero and Nala, our super tame chickens Dideldum, dideldei, Alice and white rabbit and myself, Anna.
    We have bought our first whare (home) a year ago and have since started to establish the outside area following permaculture principles.
    During the last year we worked hard on improving our clay soil by adding trailer loads of animal manure, wood chips, green bio mass, worm castings and comfrey teas. We have also planted heaps of fruit trees and started to plant fruit guilds.
    We have lots of ideas of new projects such as
    -setting up water storage and grey water collection
    -starting a worm farm
    -building cooling cupboards outside (to eventually not use a fridge anymore)
    -completing irrigation systems
    -building an outside stove
    -building a solar food dryer
    -creating an outside pizza oven
    -preserving our harvest
    But we are also super keen to hear about your ideas:)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project

  • 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 beginning stages of our permaculture adventure and would love some help with several different projects such as:
    -setting up water storage and grey water collection
    -setting up a worm farm
    -building cooling cupboards outside (to eventually not use a fridge anymore)
    -completing irrigation systems
    -building an outside stove
    -building solar food dryer
    -creating an outside pizza oven
    -preserving our harvest
    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 spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, a bit of Spanish as well as a tiny bit of french (Learned it for 7 years in school but cannot remember much)

  • 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

  • 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)
Your bedroom




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