Come stay with us and help on our green slice of paradise in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a family of four living on a lifestyle block in Lower Kaimai, Tauranga.

    We try to live a low impact lifestyle. There are 40 avocado trees, 50 apples, mandarins, hazelnuts and more. We have chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, a dog and a cat. Practicing permaculture principles, Kazel is an Organic Horticulture tutor, and Gareth teaches Philosophy.

    We have tasks available in the orchards, vegetables, weeding, cutting firewood, felling trees, building projects like animal enclosures. 

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • 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

    We are both trained ESOL teachers and enjoy conversations about sustainability, philosophy, politics and just about anything.

    You can find out from our children what it is like growing up in New Zealand.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Orchards, vegetables, weeding, cutting firewood, felling trees, building projects like animal enclosures.

    When it rains there will be cleaning and other inside tasks such as painting.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Currently we can only provide a tent, mattresses and bedding.

    Depending on where you pitch it, you should get access to wifi.

    In the house there you will share our bathroom facilities. Can charge your devices, and enjoy our kitchen facilities.

    It's not flash, but it's functional and cosy.

    We will provide all your food, including cooked dinners which can be vegetarian if requested.

    Other meals are on a 'help yourself' basis, as all basics are provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live near Mclaren Falls park, Poripori River. We are happy to drive you places and pick you up at times when that's possible. There is no bus route here, but we can get you to the bus stops in town.

    We have been hosting volunteers for ten years, we prefer people who are:

    *genuinely interested in self sufficiency, environmental issues, and learning.

    *experienced in Wwoofing or a trade with positive feedback or recommendations.  If you have no experience yet, travel a bit and get back to us.

    *prepared to only speak English in the house (except for your own room)

    *willing to go the extra mile

    *mature in manner, if not age.

    *adventurous and fun

    *responsible and independent

    * non-smokers

    *understanding that we are not perfect people, sometimes tired and grumpy with each other. This is a real family. There will be both swearing and laughter.  

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 258945685161