Learn earth building skills, helping us to build a straw bale home in Waipara, New Zealand

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    04/08/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, we are Francois, Kate, Mateo and Max. This year we are building a Straw bale home, on a very special piece of land in the Waipara gorge. The home is being made with as much recycled, low or no carbon foot print materials.
    We are about to start on the earthen plastering stage of the build, and would love help from people interested in this.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I believe we have a lot to share, and visitors could learn a wide range of skills.
    Range of Earth building skills, garden planning, planting, forgaging, and preserving the produce,
    Weaving with flax and willow,

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for strong, fit, energetic people, with a real interest in earth building. Tasks could/will involve, making earthern plaster (3 different types), applying plaster on different substrates (including strawbale walls). Working with lime plaster, Helping run workshops, .
    Help with cooking local/wild food meals, Preserving wild foods

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two sweet small huts/cottages, one at the gorge made from straw bale.
    And another in waikari in our back garden.
    I would love to share cooking meals, I am a cook by trade and sharing great food is important to us.
    We cook from the garden and paddock, organic or wild food mostly.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Waipara is a beautiful region with lots to see and do, we love to get to the coast for free diving, and coastal foraging. Head to the hills for a tramp, or sample some delicious wines from down the valley.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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