Come and stay in our self built straw bale earth plastered, earth floor home that we are putting finishing touches on. Gisborne, New Zealand


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  • Description


    . Hi there workaway(s) - Welcome to a fun busy family with 4 kids - 14,12,11 & 5.We are on the go doing fun activities on our piece of paradise 5 minutes from Gisborne. We live in our self built straw bale earth plastered, earth floor home that we are putting finishing touches on. On our organic piece of land we are planting natives, have an orchard, garlic gardens, vege gardens, bee's, chooks, 4 cows and a new calf in spring - milking time! pet lamb, dog and cat. You might be doing - building, painting, fencing, garlic crop, planting/ weeding gardens, cleaning and looking after animals and our beautiful kids.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a unique setting out on the east coast. Kirsty and I are Gisborne locals but we spent a fair bit of time overseas so love having overseas travellers to talk about different parts of the world with and expose our children to different ways of life. We work hard to include our visitors in everything we do from surfing at the beach and sailing in the bay through too school sports and cultural events. We pride ourselves in make our travelers part of the family.

  • Help


    Always got projects on the go, usually involving building, gardening,tree planting, painting, firewood, looking after the kids.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is cool glamping tent with a double bed and separate shower and composting toilet. You have your own space 200m from the house.

    We'll feed you all you need in exchange for 4-5 hours work per day. We can do vegetarian option also.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are based next to a large farm owned by kirstys brother so often people who stay will go for hikes to see spectular views of the bay, or to the shearing shed to watch sheep been shorn.

  • 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

Glamping tent
Our strawbale house looking toward Young Nicks Head
Family hiking trip
Sunset from the house
Native tree planting on the property
Host ref number: 369756688811