Help with environmental restoration near Piha on the west coast and also explore Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple with a home in Mt Eden and an eco cottage and conservation area on the West coast near Piha on the Anawhata Rd. We are involved in environmental restoration, track formation, tree planting, gardening and general maintenance. The 2 sites give volunteers the chance to explore central Auckland and to walk among the beaches and bush of the West Coast in their time off.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our helpers would experience staying in an eco cottage above the beautiful Whites Beach with the opportunity to explore the Waitakeres and west coast beaches. they would learn about New Zealand environmental issues and the systems involved in running an energy sustainable cottage. We are well traveled and happy to discuss their ongoing travel plans.
    We eat well.. growing many of our vegetables.
    They could also use our Mt Eden home as a base for exploring Auckland and the gulf islands.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers need to enjoy the outdoors, have some outdoor skills and be competent at least with an ax and spade. Likely tasks include helping with track building, wood chopping, maintaining plantings of native trees as well as some general maintenance such as painting. So strength and fitness are needed to make a happy fit between work and worker! Please tell us what experience you have with this kind of labour. We do need some muscle!
    We can accommodate 1 volunteers for between 4 days and a week. (approximately.)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In Mt Eden we provide 1 double bedroom, a single bedroom and a private bathroom. There is also a separate sitting room. This is sometimes used for other guests.
    On the coast there is one double bedroom and a sleep out.
    Our home is a non smoking area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the city there is excellent local transport and all the sites of Auckland a walk or short bus trip away. We are also on the airport bus route.
    Our cottage is an hour from the CBD and there is wonderful walking and swimming from the door.

  • 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

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

Family room. Mt Eden
Sunset from the cottage
Double bedroom accommodation in the city
Whites Beach cave just below the cottage.
View from the West Coast land
Meg and Kit on the road in Oregon, USA
Summer lunch at the cottage
West Coast eco cottage
Sunset from the cottage
Our house in Mt Eden
Back garden of city house
Anawhata Beach. A walk from the cottage



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