Experience indigenous Aotearoa, spend your summer creating with our sustainable village in New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 16 Jul 2020



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Join us in the Far north of New Zealand.
    Experience our beautiful land and culture.
    Be part of the sustainable revolution!
    Spend your summer creating with us.
    The beginnings of an indiginous sustainable village in the countryside.
    If your into earthship kinda things
    Making the world a better place without focus on money
    Creating positive change for all peoples
    Recycle and repurpose things for a second life
    YOU are our kinda peoples!
    WE are in pretty close to the coast...
    20min beach
    15min harbour
    Kia Ora!
    We are Cle and Agano.
    Cle 38yrs -I am native maori of Aotearoa (New Zealand)
    My husband Agano 40yrs is Native Timorese. Timor Leste (East Timor)
    Learn hands on what it takes to create a piece of art to live in.

    If you Love the outdoors, natural building, learning and sharing we would love to hear from you!

    We need a hand with the following
    Natural resourse collection
    Natural buiding preperations
    Glass bottle work
    Fire wood collection
    Garden preperation and mainternance
    Land scaping
    Summer is our busiest time of the year. The weather is perfect to get our hands dirty and do some natural building.
    Workshops will be on so you may be lucky if you arrive in time! January 1-31 2019. Let us know if you would like to come a bit earlier or stay a bit longer we may have a project on :)

    We are in the countryside and have fresh water creek and forrest to enjoy and relax in. We can pick you up from our nearest town Kaeo approx 15min if you have no vehicle no worries. We will probley be visiting the shops once or twice a week for supplies if you would like to come along. However you will need to have transport if you wish to get around in your free time.

    Come share your life experiences
    Come share your travel stories
    Come and meet us Cle and Agano
    The two coolest Cats you will meet in Aotearoa!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
  • 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

    Experience indiginous Aotearoa. And see the world from maori world view. If you are lucky you may arrive during our work shop times where you Learn hands on about up cycling, natural building and off grid life.
    Experience indiginous New Zealand we are in lush native forrest at the top of New Zealand. Meet new friends and make new connections. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Help


    We will be clearing bush and scrub
    Collecting pebbles, clay, rocks for surrounding area
    Collecting recyclable materials and repurposing them for buildings
    Creating communal living space using tyre wall construction, glass bottle brick and bamboo walls.
    Making composting toilets
    Making solar showers
    Making a small cob house
    Making hobbit house
    Making a cob fire pit
    Making a cob pizza oven

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Depending on when you arrive accommodation will be one of the following..

    We havn't got the first earthship inspired building up yet!(That is what we are working on this summer)

    A converted shipping container and pallet wood cabin with kitchen and bathroom
    A caravan
    OR a new school teepee or tent

    If your keen to come but all the accommodation is taken. You are welcome to bring your own camping gear and jam!

    There are outdoor showers,compost toilet and outdoor kitchen. Covered of course :) Enjoy warm summer evenings around the camp fire close to the river. Its a pretty spot!

    You may get the opportunity to experience indiginous marae (Our traditional meeting house)
    Or a hangi (indiginous food cooked in the ground)

    Food provided will look like this
    Breakfast:cereal,fruit,eggs toast
    Lunch: rice,vegetables,meat or fish
    Dinner: rice, noodles,vegetables meat or fish :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    20min beach
    15min harbour
    35min Natural hot springs
    1.5hr top of NZ
    Bush walks, horse riding, fishing, hunting we have plenty to keep you busy or to help you relax :)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 646156968957