Sustainable Kiwi Beach Sanctuary - Home away from Home

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New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there, we are a young family of 4 living in beautiful Waihi Beach, one of New Zealand's top holiday destinations. We are a 5min walk from the white sandy surf beach and local shops. We have a beautiful property (we think!) including small home, sprayfree home orchard and vege garden, green house, 6 laying chickens, 2 cats, pond and small woodland that we are currently working to improve and maintain. We generate our own power through a solar system and a wet back fire and are aiming to live sustainably and as self sufficiently as possible. We are are looking to establish a large lotus belle type tent for yoga classes and aim to hold yoga retreats in the future. We are a young, energetic, friendly Kiwi family ready to share our slice of paradise with you! We are very accepting, down to earth and open people wanting to ensure all visitors have a fantastic Kiwi experience with us in a home away from home.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a young, energetic, friendly Kiwi family ready to share our slice of paradise with you! We are very accepting, down to earth and open people wanting to ensure all visitors have a fantastic Kiwi experience with us in a home away from home.

  • Help

    Help

    Tasks may include but are not restricted to house renovation, construction of decks/sheds/cabins, re-establishing and fitting out greenhouse, establishing irrigation system, pruning, gardening, planting, maintenance of grounds, painting, teaching of music/languages/yoga, meal preparation, cleaning

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English - fluent, Italian - fluent, Spanish - intermediate, French - beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a very comfortable 3 berth, self contained caravan parked onsite. Here you will have access to electricity, small fridge and gas cook top. Toilet/shower facilities can be shared with the main house via independent external access, there is also an outdoor shower with hot water. Food grown on the land is open for all to use and we will provide an evening meal each day you are with us. In exchange for the above we expect approximately 3-4 hours of work per day, 4-5 days per week depending on length of stay and available work etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearby activities include the beautiful surf beach, surf board and bikes available for use, walks, hikes, mountain bike, fishing (we fish regularly with an electric Kontiki - a Kiwi invention), waterfalls, local events/markets. We are social people and enjoy having friends and family to visit. We have 2 young daughters and value and prioritise time with them doing arts and crafts, reading, games and puzzles, playing outside, visits to the beach and local playgrounds. We are located 2 hours South of Auckland, 1 hour North of Tauranga, 2 hours North of Rotorua (tourist hub) and are at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our ever-changing home...
The backyard
A sneak peak at our little forest
Our local
One of our much loved chickies
Spirit and Pollen snuggled up
Morning fishing just down the road is a regular family activity. What a way to start the day!
Fun at the beach
Time to prune the grape vines
FIGS!!!
Looking back at Waihi Beach on the way to Orokawa Bay, a must do walk while staying with us
Orokawa Bay, 45min walk from the North End of Waihi Beach
Fun in the sun!




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