Help us create a food Sanctuary/Food Forest with magnificent views close to Glenorchy Town, New Zealand

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    25/10/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Future Helper,
    We have moved to new grounds and is currently closed for sales or courses. The newly purchased land is in development and we need your support. To create a food Sanctuary/Food Forest one has to co-create with the land. Therefore we are inviting you to participate on the many projects we offer. There certainly is something for everyone and some of the tasks are pure maintenance and land improvements others are full on creations or spiritual implementations…all for the greater course and hand in hand with the environment!

    Breaking in new land means a lot of work, the past garden has taken us 8-10 years in the making…meaning, with being on the front line of this new project, we need you to be fit and firm in walking, lifting and shifting…we are on a hill side and walking up and down is a daily task. Unfortunately, all accommodation will be held in tents, new huts and shelters have first to be re-created. Therefore, it would be good if you flexible and okay with spending lots of time outdoors!

    Most ground-breaking work at the start of a permaculture development has to do with physical activities. Digging, pulling, lifting, shifting, raking, carrying, pushing…. Are you strong or want to get strong? We will keep you fit !!
    What task do we offer?
    - Garden development: creating growing spaces/ making soils/ planting/ harvesting
    - Creating spaces: sheds/ campsites/ huts/ walkways/shelters
    - Gathering Resources: Firewood/ garden materials/ plants & trees/ building materials
    - General Maintenance: Weeding by hand and machine/ tidying & cleaning
    - Childcare: of our daughter (2 years)

    I also like to mention, that we ourselves live on very basic grounds. Our family accommodation is small but will cater for our joint meals and shared shower facilities. We try to implement as much food as we can from our own harvest. Eating the homegrown food and surrounding wild weeds is part of our daily nourishment. Our little daughter is the focus of our personal timeline, therefor our evenings are usually quiet and can end early. This can mean you have to entertain yourself in your ten, surrounding nature or Glenorchy Township. Traveling in your own car would give you more flexibility but is not a `must have`. We are happy to pick you up from Glenorchy Town at time of your arrival (Mrs. Woolly’s General Store/ Beside Camping ground).
    The ability to work responsible and unsupervised is a must and if you not happy in your own space there won’t be much joy here for you. We also prefer an Electromagnetic free space as much as possible…meaning: YOUR WIFI DEVICES should stay behind when we work and socialize and should only be used in your private time and away from our house and child. Thank you

    Well, let’s have some fun, create and be in this incredible new place and see what we can achieve with joint forces…Many thankx

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You get a great opportunity to explore `living with the land` with magnificent views! Get insight into developing new growing spaces and what to look out for when re-shaping a landscape. Learn the traits of seasonal gardening in an alpine climate with extreme summer heat/Crop rotation/ intercropping/ Companion Planting and lots more. You will get ideas how to create a healthy lifestyle through natural plant food, herbs and eatable weeds. I hope my way of using recyclables and natural resources will inspire you to view the world more abundant & resourceful. We are also happy to explore your own personal development needs and assist in your path of inner growth, creating health within your body and mind, so come and unfold your potential!

    Considering we have such a diversity of jobs we like you to apply with your interests, expectations and skill set! We focus on a minimum stay of 8 days; longer stays will always be preferred. If you able to stay 6-8weeks you will be getting the chance to do some real cool projects! We can cater for Vegetarians but not always for Vegans and GF, that depends on seasonal timing and my flexibility as a mum so please communicate beforehand – much appreciated.

  • Help

    Help

    Most ground-breaking work at the start of a permaculture development has to do with physical activities. Digging, pulling, lifting, shifting, raking, carrying, pushing…. Are you strong or want to get strong? We will keep you fit !!
    What task do we offer?
    - Garden development: creating growing spaces/ making soils/ planting/ harvesting
    - Creating spaces: sheds/ campsites/ huts/ walkways/shelters
    - Gathering Resources: Firewood/ garden materials/ plants & trees/ building materials
    - General Maintenance: Weeding by hand and machine/ tidying & cleaning
    - Childcare: of our daughter (2 years)

    Because we are in the early stages of a lifelong creation, we are seeking `general labour` and `skilled talents`. If you got any of the below listed trades in your skill set please apply with some examples of the projects you worked on so we get an idea of how to use your talents best.
    - Small groundwork’s machinery e.g. little digger to do landscaping
    - Basic Carpentry to construct animal shelters/ sheds and other basic structures
    - Fencing and digging
    - Sketch and computer design to map out and visual present landscape
    - Permaculture design
    - Arborist or skilled chainsaw usage
    - Childcare

    Don’t hesitate to apply if you haven`t got these skills; there is plenty of work for all kinds of talents. Just be aware that it will be outdoors and mainly physical labour…so if you too precious this is not for you!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tents only but we hope to establish new huts soon! get in contact for updates.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5=6 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 488282131637