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...
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
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 opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsFarmstay helpHelp with Eco ProjectsCharity WorkArt Projects
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
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!
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
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
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
Lunch: rice,vegetables,meat or fish
Dinner: rice, noodles,vegetables meat or fish :)
What else ...
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week