Eco-Earth Brick Home set in a Nature Paradise near Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    I built this eco-house from earth bricks and natural timbers, because I wanted a healthy, relaxing environment.
    It's on a 17 acre (6.7 hectare) paradise looking onto native bush, located in the Bombay Hills, about 60 km south of Auckland CBD and 12km from the bus stop or the nearest shop. When you arrive I can meet you at the bus stop if you don't have a car.

    I've studied Organic Horticulture and grow our food that way, living a holistic, healthy lifestyle. There's avocado, lemon, lime, mandarin, banana, macadamia trees, as well as fresh vegetables and herbs.
    Personally I eat an "O" blood type diet including meat, without grains and dairy, but I can buy them for you. Please tell me your food needs and style of eating as I want you to be happy. I don't know how to cook for a vegetarian but can buy the food you like so you can prepare your own meals.

    I have been doing Dr Joe Dispenza's meditations since October and also start the day with yoga type stretches.

    I host NONsmoking, drug free, health conscious people who are spiritually respectful of others space and the environment. If you are a `Freedom Thinker` then we will have some stimulating conversations !!!
    I appreciate 5 hours work a day, help with making evening meals, cleaning up, and keeping the boiler going - in exchange for accommodation, food and a very unique experience in rural NZ.

    Mature helpers who speak English are welcome, so they can follow instructions and have enough life experience to see what needs to be done and tidy up as they go. I like to have people around me who are conscious and conscientious, open minded enough to know that things are not always as we are told by the media.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As I have been in 58 countries I am aware of different cultures and how they compare to NZ. For anyone who wants to learn about nutrition, metaphysical causes of health issues, quantum physics, freedom, creativity or earth building, then there's a lot of wisdom here.

  • Help

    Help

    There's a variety of things we need help with -

    - gardening, with an eye for making things look beautiful.

    - setting up a hydro system to make electricity

    - concreting little patios

    - arborist work pruning trees

    - chainsaw work

    - splitting firewood

    - having a bonfire

    If it is raining there are a variety of inside cleaning jobs.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Have you ever slept in an earth house with an earth roof? People experience peaceful relaxation and sleep well.
    You will have a room of your own - although which one I won't know, until I see the dates you are coming.
    It might be a trundle bed or mattress on the floor. There's central heating from a wood burning boiler.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is a 5 minute bush walk to the waterfall and swimming hole (see picture) and if you go there at night you will see Glow Worms. It's a 20 minute drive to the Miranda Hot Mineral pools and Shore Bird Centre if you have a car. A labyrinth in the garden is for walking meditations. Yoga exercises or yoga swing available.
    There's two mountain bikes for exploring locally or it is best of you have your own car.

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    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days (2 days off)

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