Connecting Nature, Animals and Humans together in Waikato, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    ~We are still operating in these times~

    •Welcome to Paradise•

    This is an experience of dipping your toes into a new world.

    We feel that each individual should be ready and up for the challenge, as this is a different and wild place.

    Please read all carefully before writing to us just so you have a good understanding of what you are going into, if you have any questions please ask as we are very open people.

    We are located 25 minutes *Out* of Raglan on a scenic reserve.

    For getting to the Paradise, we can pick you up from Hamilton or Raglan.

    After Workaway arrives, we would like to set trial days for both parts to see if it’s going to work for everyone. If it does not work for any reason, please do not be offended if you are asked to seperate our ways. If it does not work as Workaway but you would still like to stay, we have a rental flat option. This is to remain sustainable.

    We would like all Workaways to arrive on a Friday (no later than 6pm) as then we have the whole weekend to connect with each other, show them around the Paradise and to learn the ropes.

    Our main focus is creating a high ecosystem that benefits nature, animals and humans, also to be self sustainable.

    We have two different positions available.

    Please when writing to us give us a description of which position you would like to be involved in and how you would suit this position.

    We are detailed people and always go for our best, we have passion for what we do and we are loving people.

    One vibe, One tribe

    •Welcome to Paradise• (Overveiw)

    Many people has contributed to the paradises growth, lots of love has gone into this place.

    We have different buildings with multipurposes like chill zone, warm room or casa. We are always interested in anything for the eco system and sustainability.

    We have two gardens and heaps of great projects as we are working towards being self sustainable. Our facilities based on Spring water, Solar power and Wind, Food forests and Waste management.

    We are open to any new ideas and keen to try anything that will help the community grow.


    Main house - Casa - has a big kitchen, really nice lounge area with a fire place, a piano, different instruments and board games. Also has a dining area which looks down a beautiful bush view.

    We do not have fridge, tv or wifi, however there is mobile reception in the casa and can create a hotspot if needed but full reception is find on the hill close to the community area (5 min walk)

    We use solar power for our lights and to charge our phones.


    We have one long drop near the Casa which we use for night only as it is closest to everything.

    We have three long drops going half way up a the hill which we use in the day to give the night long drop a rest period. (which works well)

    We are currently constructing a proper composting toilet near the Casa but this project is still under going and not completed yet.

    We have a gas califont shower in the spa area which is outside of the Casa. The shower has always hot water, good pressure and a beautiful view if you let the door open.

    The hot tub is only use when we have larger gatherings on special occasions.

    We have another shower inside the Casa that works with a wet back colrange fire so only avaliable if we have a fire going in the Casa.

    Kitchen, shower, dining area and common areas are shared.

    Please be aware of this and respect everyone's space. Clean as you go and please leave every place as you find.

    Raglan is 25 minutes drive from the Paradise, it is not really walkable.

    We live in the middle of a scenic reserve, have space all around us.

    You do not have to bring your own towel, sheets or shampoo etc. As we provide them.

    If you'd like to bring your own shampo, body wash or hand wash please pay attention it to be ecofriendly as we recycle the water from showers and kitchen to the garden and orchards.

    We always take our shoes off going into any building as this helps a lot to keep everything clean.

    Please when mailing us please use (CASA) as the “subject” this is to assure us that you have read everything.

    Thank you for reading, we really appreciate this.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    So many benefits, such an amazing place to be. Learning here is endless.

    These is a list of activities that are here.

    •Animal communication
    •Arts and crafts
    •Bush walk
    •Eco systems
    •Gardens and food source
    •Healing zone (Meditation)
    •Learning about sustainability
    •Preserving food
    •Playing/Learning instruments
    •Renewable energy and solar energy
    •Slack line ( balancing )
    •Survival skills
    •Surfing (Beginner's and advanced)
    •Swimming (Jump-rock)
    •Water systems

    Around you can visit:

    •Raglan (Surfer's heaven)

    •Karioi Area for walking and tramping (Kariori is an extinct volcano and offers spectecular west coast views from the summit)

    •Ruapuke beaches and Pirongia Forest Park

    •Kawhia (a small town with a hot water beach and a gorge to visit)

  • Help


    We have two types of help:

    • Home maintainer and Vibe creator.

    (Cooking, Tidying, Cleaning, Laundry, Making beds, Feeding animals, Gardening)


    What would you do in a house to create a better vibe?

    What is your favourite dinner to cook?

    •Land Infrastructure and Dynamatics.
    (working like a bee)

    (Bee keeping, Deweeding land, Fencing, Farm animal control, Painting, Building, Drainage mainatance, Plumbing, Electrical)

    Please share any experience that you have had in these areas?

    For these types of help, the individual must have these personal skills.

    •Attention to detail
    •Positivity and motivation
    •Clean and tidy
    •Kind and respectful
    •Fun !!

    If you feel you have want it takes, we would love to meet you and have you apart of the team.

    One vibe, One tribe

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    In the Casa ( main house ) there are bunk beds for workaways to sleep in which are more community living in a nice cosy ( not fully private ).

    There are private rooms as well if you would like.

    We will provide food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Raglan is close by which is a very good surfing place, We also have many activities to do as well.

    We always take our shoes off going into any building as this helps a lot to keep everything clean. Please remember this.

    Thank you for reading, we really appreciate this.

    We looking forward to meeting you and look forward to the good times ahead.

    One vibe, One tribe

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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