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Our mission is to inspire others to create a resilient community based on the principles of permaculture. We grow organic vegetables for ourselves and others, school classes come to us to learn how to grow their own food, groups and individuals join us for short and longer periods to learn as well, we lease part of our land to locals so they can grow, we lend our equipment, and share our knowledge when we can. We offer you the opportunity to be part of our operation growing food so you can learn it for yourself.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We offer you the opportunity to learn about small scale gardening. You can learn how to sow seeds, prepare beds for transplanting, transplanting, weeding, mulching, crop planning, and more. We’ve designed our certified organic farm using permaculture design principles and follow the ethics of Care of the earth, Care of people, and distribution of fair share. If you ever plan to become involved with the growing of vegetables them seriously consider joining us.
General farm work with the opportunity to grow your own veg if you want. What you will do will depend on the season. It could be fixing fences, erecting a greenhouse, removing privet and tobacco weed from the forest, transplanting seedlings, sowing seeds, tidying up around the place, making footings for a shed, chipping wood, moving cows, fixing drains, making compost, feeding chickens, pruning trees, planting trees, if it needs doing we will ask you to help.
You live as part of our family sharing cooking and cleaning up. You will have your own room, with either two single beds, or one double.
We can provide food as long as you eat what we eat, meat, veg, coffee, tea. Happy to try and cater for vegetarian diets but for anything else its probably best you look elsewhere.
What else ...
there is a beautiful black sand beach 15 min drive from us. We are 2 hrs from coromandel, raglan, hobbiton, waitomo, and more. An easy weekend away. Although we will do our best to bring you to the train or bus station your own transport is very desirable.
We are unable to provide for a vegan diet.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
Rory used to be a web developer and well used to people working online. Our wifi is limited so your need is excessive you will probably need a data only plan to hotspot your cellphone.
Space for parking camper vans
We have space for a camper van
How many Workawayers can stay?
Up to 25 hrs pw with 2days/wk free