Our property is in the beautiful Otaki gorge, surrounded by bush and overlooking the river. The property is organic and we live a chemical free, natural life. I am a herbalist and am currently setting up a herbal healing garden and retreat cottage. I would love to have some help finishing some building and other creative projects around the property.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Nature and plants are a big part of our life and you will have an opportunity to be in a natural environment where all life forms are the teachers.
Various eco-projects around the property, mostly involving building, plumbing and being creative with recycled materials. The renovation of a Cottage into a Herbal retreat is the main current project including the creation of a composting toilet and the development a Medicinal Herbal garden. Other projects include; painting, setting up an outdoor bath, building an earth pizza oven, pond dig, bridge build and landscape, track development, Sub-tropical food forest planting, weed control and having fun!
Two choices of rooms, one separate from the house or one in the house. Shared bathroom, composting toilet in the house and one to be built for the Herbal Cottage
Activities in the area include; tramping, kayaking, swimming in the river. The community holds; art spaces, retreats, natural living and survival skill learning opportunities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)