Eco building, appropriate technology, community, creating and loving together in Oamaru, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    FESTIVAL volunteers are wanted here for a new year festival. we would like people to arrive on or around Monday 21/12/2020 check it out at general volunteering will be as normal till then...This property aims to create a sustainable habitat based in and around a 12000 cubic meter earth sculpture <
    Happenings include organic gardens, metal and wood work, experimental and ecological building, landscaping and permaculture design, appropriate technology, community building festivals, learning resilience.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you can learn a lot of high value skills depending on your interests and what is going on when you arrive.

    Motivation and a conscious approach to life is key to a rewarding experience here.

    You can learn about organic gardening, experimental eco-building, living in community, taking a DIY approach to creating a life you want to live, expanding creativity, property development and maintenance.

    You can learn different skills helping with our 2 festivals - a mix of music, arts, sustainability and community

    Recreational activities include: sculpture & art (materials and tools available), plenty of movies / documentaries on political and environmental subjects. A well known bike trail is close by for exploring surrounding landscapes. Good music, good out door sound system. Playing with a wild and happy child. Conversations about our world and the positive changes we are trying to create. Beautiful spaces to relax, meditate, contemplate, create, etc.

  • Help


    We are looking for help with gardening, property maintenance, building projects, festival preparation.

    We are currently keen to get help from someone with marketing/event promotion skills
    As well as looking for someone interested in house sitting in Dec/Jan - great opportunity for a couple or someone looking for a retreat, particularly artists and/or nature lovers.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation includes eco-buildings including a renovated old bus, tiny houses, experimental structures, a caravan and tent spaces. Bedding provided. Wood fires for warmth. Some spaces have cooking facilities and there is also a large communal kitchen with open fire and lounge space. All toilets are composting. There are shared shower and laundry facilities including a outdoor fire heated bath and shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 20 minutes away from Oamaru, an historical town that is known for his Victorian Heritage Festival and steampunk movement.

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    • 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

    3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 548265865321