Come and help at our eco off grid home in Waipawa, New Zealand and get some an alternative world view on values of living


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  • Description


    Breige and frank live in the tuki tuki valley river region central hawkes bay new zealand 20 min from pacific ocean beaches 30 min from the kaweka and ruahini ranges mountain tracks.
    15 min from waipawa village by car .
    Living in a 100 acer property in our eco off grid pole barn home. Herb /vegetable/ tree/ flower / chicken hen /goat cattle/ sheep /all flourish in a warm gentle climate.
    Our river nourisheses the land ,Full of fish surrounded by birds we think we live in Paradise.
    We are folk musicians .We read .We swim .Hike
    We are totally outdoor people living largely off our food we grow.We live off grid which is hughely interesting for people who have never experienced .
    Compost toilet.Rain water. no waste.....everything is recycled.welcom to our home shalom
    we have lived untill 2015 travelling on our bicycles around the world with our tent .
    welcom fellow adventurers .
    we speak a few words of german french spanish hebrew
    Internet access is available in the evenings .
    Come an join us for a few weeks ....
    Breige Frank

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    An alternative world view on values of living
    Englush lanuage
    Skills to live sustainably even in an apartment in city!
    The joy of living simply
    Hard work !°! Can be Happy joyfull and deeply satisfying.
    Increased good health 😊

  • Help


    planting weeding dead head flowers
    Cutting herbs and taking to restraunt in village
    Harvesting and preserving fruit .wild berry picking on the river bank
    Harvesting sea weed
    Making compost
    Collecting pea straw /horse manure
    Light building work
    Chainsaw work
    Carting hay / compost /horsemanuer/
    Ability to drive a quad and trailet
    Ability to use General farm tools .

    Art projects for garden one with Breige
    Keen to join in our community activities music .singing visiting friends sports....

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English german french hebrew

  • Accommodation


    Choices we offer
    A caravan by the river. Tent in garden by the trees cool beautifull views private spacious.
    Cottage if free and available on

    dry compost toilet
    shower no soaps
    Note we do not use any form of chemical soaps shampoos .
    Food all from garden.
    Host prepares evening meal.
    Food is left out for helpyourself during the day.
    Help is expected in evening meal prep and clean up.
    WATER IS PRESERVED grey water system we have a book for visitors to read to understand how the off grid property works.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Sea beaches mountains swomming hiking music reading see internet ABOUT HAWKES BAY GOOGLE
    We expect a coperative happy interested in our life person.
    Keen to learn and Join in.
    No drugs.
    We will take you aout with us as we go about our daily lives.
    Be keen to work laugh and live .
    We have a flexible ! Routiene depends on the weather its a Farm in north island new zealand ....not a holiday resort!!!!!
    We expect you to take care of yourself ie laundry cleaNing up after youself being on time and generally fitting in.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 651967693979