Come and join our Eco building project on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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    14/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Our Community was born in 1975 when a group of young friends including my father and uncle got together and bought this land of native bush to start a community of like minded people, in that first period they built the communal house we call the A-frame, But as the people had different ideas and focus in there lives they mostly left the Island. I have lived on this land off and on since I was a baby and got more involved in the last years planting big organic gardens.. ect, My partner and I love this special place tucked away in the forest, we have recently started to build our dream home, a labour of love and so rewarding! we invite you to be a part of our project!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Living close to nature, low impact, sustainable lifestyle, Eco building, living off the Grid in remote areas.

  • Help

    Help

    We are in the finishing stages of a new and exciting alternative, eco building project, we are building our dream home out of mud brick, milled timber from the island and other recycled materials. Post and beam structure, passive solar design with green roof's and off grid systems. We are both hard working and looking for someone interested in natural building! We are currently working on the interior and preferably looking for people with experience to help with plaster boarding, electrical or plumbing.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll be staying in the A-frame, located in the bush about 100m up the hill from us, it is simply equipped with a gas stove for cooking, and you will be supplied with fresh veggies from the gardens, homemade bread, eggs from the chooks and other basic dry ingredients to cook with. We will have lunches together and shared dinner occasionally , as our living space is very small. There is cold running water coming down from the spring near by, an outdoor fire bath, outdoor toilet, and the necessary basics, but has no phone or internet. Suited for people who enjoy being in nature and happy in there own company.
    We are Situated in a beautiful dense native forest with sea views, located 10 minutes bush walk from the road, just out of Tryphena on Great Barrier Island, a remote Island 90km off the coast Auckland

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many stunning hikes around the island with DOC huts and camp grounds to stay the night on the longer ones, countless beautiful beaches and the natural hot springs in the bush are a must! Great Barrier Island is also renown as an international dark sky sanctuary. Hitch hiking is a great way to travel on the island and meet some colourful locals. There is a lovely little private beach only 30min walk away. We also have a couple of push bikes, there is a kayak, snorkelling and fishing gear available too.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    no cats please, dogs are fine.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week.

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