Come and join our permaculture based project in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a permaculture based project. We love what we do and love to share and learn together.
    We live in a rural setting just outside of Katikati. There is a beautiful walk at the end of the road, to an ancient kauri tree. Beaches (swimming and surfing) are 20 and 30 mins away in either direction and the beautiful Te Puna Quarry Park is also a short drive away.
    We also work in Tauranga, so close to the opportunities a bigger city brings.
    Being right in the cente of the kiwifruit and avocado growing area, there are many growers and packhouses seeking seasonal workets at various times of the year.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a permaculture based project. We love what we do and love to share and learn together.
    You will experience a simple way of living on the land, without power and wifi. We do have power and wifi at our clinic rooms in town (Tauranga) which you are welcome to use when there.
    We eat wholesome, organic, mostly plant based foods and like to share our cooking ideas and recipes also.
    We will soon have chickens and will get another cat, after our one passed on. The neighbors dog comes to visit too.

  • Help

    Help

    Work times vary greatly.

    We expect 25 hours of work per week and are fairly flexible with how these are divided over the days and how many days off you have...

    We prefer helpers to stay for 2 weeks, so we can get to know you and spend some quality time together, but will accept shorter or longer stays too :-)

    We accept friends travelling together or couples only, as we find this works a lot better in our setting than solo travelers, as with a small child and not much indoor space to socialise, we find solo travelers are not very happy here. If you are traveling alone and want to stay please message us mentioning why this will work, how great you are and what makes you able to entertain yourself :-)

    Some of the jobs over the next months include:
    - build of our 'wash house'
    - removing blackberry and some gorse from paddocks
    - weeding vegetable and herb gardens
    - planting potatoes
    - making compost and mulch/wood chip
    - and more...

    We love helpers to have a project to work on start to finish during your stay. We have some ideas of what we need (washing line, gate for chook run, chicken feeder) but you could come up with your own too!

    In addition, helpers will be responsible for washing the dishes and may be asked to contribute to meal prep if we need a hand

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can provide accommodation in our caravan (queen bed) or a beautiful spot for your own van. We have access to showers in town and a river to swim and freshen up in is on site.

    We provide 3 wholesome vegetarian meals daily. If you need extras or like to snack between meals, please bring your own.

    Please note that we are aiming to live free from plastic and waste to landfill. If you must bring rubbish (especially plastic bags) onto our land we ask that you take these with you when you leave. We are happy to take care of recycling (plastics with 1 and 2 recycle numbers), paper and compost.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live rurally and the area is best suited to people with thier own transport. If you dont have a car, we can drop you into tauranga on the days we are going there.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    25 hrs per week


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