Discover the east coast of the Wairarapa, New Zealand and help us to re-establish an environment conducive to native bush and fauna

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New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    The property is part of an old sheep station, originally established in the 1800's and is situated at the base of an historic mountain for the local Maori tribes. The owner is committed to re-establishing NZ native bush and fauna and creating a place of beauty with the aim of not only becoming completely self-sufficient but also being able to share the experience of a natural environment with paying guests to relax and unwind in and come away with a better understanding of the effect of humankind on the natural world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    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

    New Zealand is a unique eco-system with some of the oldest creatures known, still living in our environment. You will be able to better your English speaking skills, advance your gardening and self-sufficiency knowledge and meet fellow workawayers. You will be making a contribution to mitigating the effects of global heating.

  • Help

    Help

    We are establishing a food forest, ecological garden and self catering farmstay business, in short a mini organic paradise, in the middle of a traditional rural, farming area, on the east coast of the Wairarapa, in New Zealand. Anyone with permaculture, syntropic permaculture, willingness, enthusiasm and a passion for nature's survival, is welcome to come and stay and contribute their labour and skills to help get this 58ha thriving. The climate is Mediterranean in summer and mild in winter and there are fantastic surfing and swimming beaches 20 mins away, as well as spring water spa pools and a mineral and ozone treated swimming pool.

  • Languages spoken

    Sami: Intermediate
    Swedish: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Dutch: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Very comfortable bunkhouse accommodation, king single size mattresses - spa pool, firepit and well equipped kitchen, and bbq facilities. All linen and food is supplied for self catering.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hiking and walking in NZ native bush, local wineries, some wild beaches, seal colonies, fishing and diving, swimming and surfing. You will need your own transport as this is a very rural area. Use of a community tennis court and local bar.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 295949493457