The shed in Kumeroa


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We are a young family who live next to the manawatu river 10 minutes east of Woodville about halfway between Napier and Wellington. Pretty easy going place with quiet countryside always plenty of projects to attend.

    We enjoy Music, Camping, Hiking, Festivals, interested in herbs, natural building, permaculture, bio dynamics, humans, plants etc

    We are most open to vulunteers who can help us with current projects of renovating buses, planting trees, cleaning around the shed and gardening and can help cooking or keeping an eye on the young one from time to time if you are happy to, we also look sometimes for house sitters so we can take a few days off somewhere..

    .. Any diets welcome we can generally adjust to suit - we eat consciously, fresh as pos veges not much meat but occasional farm meat, trout/eel/rabbits, try to eat as much organic as possible and are always happy to try dishes from your part of the world too!

    Time can always be made for you to explore our local region hikes, cycle tracks, fishing etc

    About us...

    We met here at the family farm some years ago while Sabrina(originating from Austria) was passing through on her way to Australia but Mitch stopped her! and she didn't take much persuading to live with him in an old bus for a while... We have since had a son called Josef, and now live together in a converted shed in the Kumeroa community. Next year (June 2017) we go to Austria for a while

    Most of the time we are a happy easy going family who enjoy the simple things in life and try not to get caught up in the rush of 'normal' life.. other times we are depressed visionaries who need a good glass of wine, good food and some good company... ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    General help with maintenance around property and developing new buildings etc also helpful having someone to help preserving fruit in summer chopping wood in winter the project is fun and any creative ideas are warmly welcome

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Converted farm shed, basic living with internet washing machine etc

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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