Quiet country lifestyle just a stones throw from ligar bay beach, need help with pampas grass and water connection to spring. New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there.

    We are a family consisting of my self my lovely wife ,son who is almost 7 and our daughter who has not long since turned 4. We live out in Ligar bay takaka just 20 mins from town center
    We have a small life style block just 6 1/2 acers but thats plently to keep us busy.

    We have just recently moved here
    we live in a lotus bell tent while we are building our house.
    we are of grid , have a little bit of solar for charging devices. toilets are composting systems.

    Our place is very tranquil and quiet up a small valley surrounded by nature and bird song. We have chickens and our dog kye who is very friendly and adorable. There are some great swimming spots just down the road. there is kyaking , bike riding , hiking and tramping , so many things to do right on the door step or a short drive away. saying that it would be great if you had your own transport if you wish to explore the area. If you dont have your own transport we can help arrange a pick up from Takaka or hitch hiking is really good way to go. We have a few push bikes also to help you get around.

    We are both pritty busy people , i work most days of the week for myself as property maintenance so am not really home during the day.My wife is a full time mum and looking after our son and our daughter is a full time job in itself.
    we home school our children
    Saying this means that applicants need to be keen and capable and be able to work unsupervised.
    We have lots of projects and ideas on the go from maintenance to building work gardening and so much more.

    We have a semi self contained sleep out that We are looking at converting. currently empty but needs paining, and a kitchen building. Help with this would be great as well as general gardening , the weeds have kinda taken over and we dont like using sprays. Theres fire wood and the wood shed to sort out plus general helping out around the place.

    projects that are needed right now.
    Pampas grass flowers need cutting off , and a water connection to a nearby spring needs to be installed. 2 very full on projects only suited to fit energetic people. skills with use of a machete , chainsaws and weed eaters a must.

    Workawayers are expected to work 5 hours a day with 2 days off per week. you can also do longer days of work if you wish to have extra days off to go hiking or exploring the local wildness.

    Sleeping arangements are a 10 square meter beautiful pod , cozzy and prob has the best view in all of golden bay.
    unfortunately they are completely empty so we can provide a double blow up mattres and some basic supplies.
    food wise, we are not really set up for entertaining guests at the moment and our sceduals change so frequently with the building work going on that its almost impossible to.
    We would provide you with a good supply of food and fresh fruits and vegetables and pretty much leave you to sort your of stuff out from there. We will how ever make the effort to cook a family meal together at least once a week if not twice or more depending on how things go with day to day life.

    Any questions please fell free to email me

    I*️️*️️*️️*️️ We ask a 2 week minimum stay with up to a months stay *️️*️️*️️*️️

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers have the opportunity to do farming and permaculture, eco-building, alternative energy innovation and construction, chopping wood, communal cooking or cleaning or other small tasks. The goal is that you learn a lot while you are here working and gain a lot from the experience

    Sleeping arangements are a 10 square meter beautiful pod , cozzy and prob has the best view in all of golden bay.
    unfortunately they are completely empty so we can provide a double blow up mattres and some basic supplies.
    food wise, we are not really set up for entertaining guests at the moment and our sceduals change so frequently with the building work going on that its almost impossible to.
    We would provide you with a good supply of food and fresh fruits and vegetables and pretty much leave you to sort your of stuff out from there. We will how ever make the effort to cook a family meal together at least once a week if not twice or more depending on how things go with day to day life.


    I*️️*️️*️️*️️ We ask a 2 week minimum stay with up to a months stay *️️*️️*️️*️️

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Sleeping arangements are a 10 square meter beautiful pod , cozzy and prob has the best view in all of golden bay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days






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