Enjoy life and help with building our home, chickens, gardening @ ligar bay, Takaka on the edge of the national park, NZ

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  • Description

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    Hi there.

    We are a family consisting of my self ( Graham ) my lovely wife ( Katy ) ,son ( Tarn ) who is almost 8 and our daughter ( Willow ) who has not long since turned 5. We live out in Ligar bay takaka just 15 mins from town center of Takaka by car.
    We have a small life style block just 6 1/2 acers but thats plently to keep us busy.
    Its a short walk to the beach and the national park is just around the corner offering plenty of opportunitys.

    Our place is very tranquil and quiet up a small valley surrounded by nature and bird song and cheeky Kia . 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 these may need a bit of maintenance though as they advent been used for a while....

    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 self contained sleep out that has the best views in the bay for our workawayers. They consist of 2 10 square meter pods with veranda and decking. one is for sleeping and the other containes a kitchen. Sinks , hot showers are outside and toilets are composting systems. How we work is , you get your very own private beautiful accomodation with ample food supplied. you are responsible for looking after your self with cooking meals during the week and we will try to cook meals or at least dinners together on the weekends. this way we all get to connect and learn and enjoy each others company but we all also get to have our privacy and time. You'll love it xxx

    projects that are needed right now.
    Chicken coop build , fencing , painting , tidying and organising , moving stuff into our new home ( heavy lifting ) 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.
    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

    No internet access connected unless you have internet with your phone provider.

    I*️️*️️*️️*️️ We ask a 2 week minimum stay *️️*️️*️️*️️

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our place is very tranquil and quiet up a small valley surrounded by nature and bird song and cheeky Kia . 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 these may need a bit of maintenance though as they advent been used for a while....

  • 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

    English: Fluent

  • 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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