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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 548265865321