We are a family of four with two boys, aged 7 and 3 years. We live on a rural block of land surrounded by native bush and a Regional Park with many walking tracks. Our land is a peaceful getaway with beautiful sea views, wild peacocks, pheasants, and loads of native bird life. We grow vegetables, have many fruit trees. We eat mostly organic food and follow a vegetarian diet.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
The children give our family a foundation for a strong rhythm, with meal times, bath and bed as a daily ritual. We enjoy singing and follow the Ananda Marga Yoga spiritual philosophy. I am passionate about the environment and native ecology while Kamalesh enjoys ancient history themes. We too enjoy meeting people from other countries to learn about their culture.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help will mostly be associated with increasing food production. Tasks include plant propagation, planting, mulching, netting trees, harvesting, mowing and of course weeding. The property has much gorse and blackberry so the work can be prickly at times.
Other odd tasks around the house such as painting, washing windows and general housework.
Can accommodate singles or couples.
We ask you work four hours a day (in the morning) and assist in general kitchen cleaning duties, in return for food, accommodation and transport to and from the property (including trips to beaches and village shops). We are 20mins drive away from the ferry terminal to Auckland.
We have a sleep-out for workaway accommodation. This room has no power, with lighting at a minimum, however it is fine to plug in devices to charge inside the main house. Linen and towels provided.
We have a composting toilet system in the house and are working on creating basic bathroom facilities at the Sleepout.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families