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 2018 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.
    After working 5 days you can go away sightseeing for 2 days off and then return.

    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.

    Please tell me your previous experience and skills as I am not able to constantly supervise.
    Are there reviews on your profile? If not, please email me your CV or character reference from a previous employer.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    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
  • 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, what the media does not tell you, 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

    - building a flying fox

    - concreting little patios

    - arborist tasks pruning trees

    - chainsaw tasks

    - splitting firewood

    - having a bonfire

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

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • 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 sofa bed or mattress on the floor. There's central heating from a wood burning boiler.
    There is internet via ethanet cable in your room. We prefer not to have wifi for health reasons, but can turn it on for you to get your emails if you only have a tablet or phone.

  • 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.
    After working 5 days you can go away sightseeing for 2 days off.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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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