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Experience Eco living on our family property in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 03/02/2023




  • Description


    We would love for some more helpers to come and stay.

    We are a family of 6! We have a lifestyle block on which we try to support ourselves as much as we can! We produce our own power from a hydro unit in the river and get water from the river via a ram pump! Both interesting setups! We have our own bees, milking cows (not being milked at present) chickens and sheep. We also have 2 dogs!!!. We have vege gardens and establishing orchards. It's a good life, it truly is! Beautiful spot to enjoy nature.

    We're flexible on the length of stay, we do ask for 4 hrs help during the day and help with the dishes after dinner in the evening.

    The work will be general tasks around the home and garden, we try to vary it during your stay so nothing becomes TOO mundane. If you have a specific skill then we are keen to utilise that so do contact us with what you may be able to offer.

    The 'workaway' accomodation is a small but rather cosy caravan it has one Single size bed and 2 seat/squabs that can be beds also. There is a nice outdoor bathroom near the caravan.

    We do provide all meals, you can make your own breakfast (in our kitchen using our food...) and then join us for lunch and dinner, we tend to have a 'morning tea' as well... basically we just want you to feel at home.

    Our home is small but we will be welcoming and you will be part of our family during your time with us, we have kept in touch with many of our previous guests as so many have become friends.

    Oh... and yes - we do have wifi!

    Come stay!

    Please no smokers and bring an awareness of Eco living - or willingness to learn about it
    Up until now we have used Helpx and have had super reviews from our guests, we've heard that travellers are now using workaway so we are new to this site.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
  • 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

    Its a beautiful NZ bush river spot. Native trees and lovely swimming hole. You'll have opportunity to learn alongside our homeschooled children.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Currently we are needing help water blasting and weeding... and spreading compost. (Actually composting nearly complete by kids and I)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Caravan, with single bed * squabs and your own outdoor (enclosed) bathroom.

  • 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

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 hrs per day + evening dishes

Host ref number: 657919961414

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