Learn as you help with natural building and landscaping near Goat island, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    **** We now have various availability between March - Dec 2021 *** Please check with NZ immigration website for information on quarantine and if you are eligible to be currently allowed into NZ ***

    Hi - We are a family - Our teenage son, one dog, one cat and a goat! - near to Goat Island, Leigh, around an hour north of Auckland. We are around 10 mins walk from Goat Island marine reserve and beach, a couple of km from the Leigh Sawmill venue and 3km from the lovely seaside village of Leigh.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    The area of New Zealand we are based in has a rich history of Maori culture. You can visit the local attractions and learn more about the local history. Close to us is also the first marine conversation park set up in New Zealand in the 1970s. You can learn more about the reserver, snorkel on the reef and visit the marine education centre to learn more about the sea life around the reserver and New Zealand. During our natural building projects you will learn more about the ways in which our ancestors built shelter and the modern methods used to re-create earth based and natural structures.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We have a beautiful section of pasture land and native bush which we operate on organic principles and have space for up to 2 helpers to help us on our projects.

    We are looking for a single person or couple of help up with some projects this summer.

    - Natural Building: Cob / Green Roof Construction / Earth Plasters
    - Landscaping: Retaining walls / Weeding / Planting / Clearing / Fence maintenance
    - Some light construction work with wood etc
    - Pathways


    We’ll make sure we mix up the activities between natural building and landscaping etc.

    We are mostly vegetarian / some fish and would prefer non-smokers. We find a vegan diet too restrictive so can't cater for vegan helpers sorry.

    We are a little remote so if you want to venture further than Leigh then your own transport would be recommended.

    We usually offer people a 2 week minimum stay which can be extended if we have availability.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation is either in a comfortable sleep-out with a double and single bed. You have your own composting toilet and shower and use of a seperate kitchen etc.

  • 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 a week.

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