Experience East Coast life connected to bush and sea in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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  • Última actividad: 31/01/2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    Nau mai haere mai! Welcome! Willkommen!
    Thanks for checking out our page...

    We are a couple living on a property with 14ha of protected native bush (forest), small flocks of chickens and ducks, a few sheep, hundreds of birds, thousands of glow-worms, millions of insects, organic gardens & fruit trees - and we’re expecting our first baby in March.
    All of us are looking forward to hopefully host you soon in this very special corner of the world :)

    Hōri -
    Māori/Pākehā. From my mother, I descend from tribes in the Bay of Plenty region from the ancestral canoes - Nukutere, Mataatua & Te Arawa. My father is Pākehā from the South Island (Otago) with Scottish, English and Viking ancestry. I bought this property in 2017 and have hosted workaway volunteers ever since. In 2018 I volunteered for many workaway hosts as I backpacked around the world (mainly in Europe and South America).
    My vision is to live a simple, self-sufficient life connected to land and sea. Creating a safe space where people can be high on nature.

    Free spirit. Introvert. Animal and nature lover. Yoga. Non meat eater. Non drinker. Simple and natural way of living. Homegrown, homemade organic food and medicine. Tidy and hard worker.
    I started traveling the world when I just turned 20 after I finished my apprenticeship in Hotel Management. Travelling became my biggest passion and I kept exploring the world for the following 14 years on and off. In between travelling, working and volunteering all over the globe, where I met amazing people and made some very special memories, I always kept coming back to Switzerland and Germany to see my family and gather some pocketmoney for more travels. In that time I also got my massage therapist certificates in Switzerland.

    We are looking for energetic, self motivated, environmentally conscious people who have skills and experience to help with these current projects :

    - Help with retaining wall building
    - Help with mamaku fence building
    - Animal pest control (possums, rats, musterlids, cats, mice)
    - Physical, organic weed control
    - and other home care/maintenance/gardening tasks if needed

    We can offer volunteers Māori culture, NZ flora & fauna info, NZ music, guitars, healthy organic homegrown food, eco friendly living, a peaceful place to be away from the stresses of travel & the city.

    We strive to live a waste free life, so if you bring any plastic products (or any other waste) with you, we kindly ask that you take it with you when you leave. You can leave biodegradable waste.

    This place is free from drugs, cigarettes, vapes and alcohol. Please don’t apply if you rely on these substances.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Connecting/reconnecting to land and sea, environmentally conscious lifestyle, conservation/ecology information, Māori culture/language, NZ music, native plants & birds, rongoā (Māori natural medicine), seasonal organic homegrown and locally sourced food, offset your carbon footprint from traveling by helping with conservation - giving back to nature.
    We love exchanging culture, music, recipes/cooking/food, language, dreams, stories, positive vibes.

  • Ayuda


    Help with moving mamaku into position for fence, digging holes and moving posts into position for retaining wall, move gravel/soil. Hōri will work alongside you as well as a builder so there is opportunity to learn.
    Walk/check trap line. General gardening and house/property maintenance.

    Helping hours are from after breakfast to lunch time. 5 hours in the mornings so you have the afternoons free and avoid the hotter part of the day e.g. 6am-11am or 7am-12pm or 8am-1pm

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Maori: Fluido
    Español: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    We live on rainwater so guests must be conscious of water consumption.

    Volunteers have their own cabin with bathroom, compost toilet and special view over protected native bush, VERY PEACEFUL. Kitchen and Wifi will be at the main tiny house, where we live. Wifi is turned off every night at 9pm. It should go without saying, but it is expected that we all respect each other’s space. Three meals are provided for the days you work. These meals can be repetitive as we eat seasonally off the land. If you are a big eater it may pay to bring yourself extra food. Share the cooking and clean up. We ask that volunteers organise their own food for their days off (many choose to go on overnight trips for their 2 days off).

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are flexible about when you take your 2 days off a week.

    Property is located 7min drive to nearest beach (Hikuwai/Hukuwai) and 10min drive (30min bike) to Ōpōtiki township.

    The area offers bush walks, glow worms, camping, sea swimming/surfing/diving, cycling, bike trails (Motu Trails), tramping, bush huts, rafting, paddling, yoga, meditation, gardening, organic food, sustainable living, reading, environmental protection/guardianship, NZ birds, Ōpōtiki Library (books and free wifi), café/restaurants, arts & crafts stores, opshops, Motu river jetboat, new skatepark, Moutohora (Whale Island) tours, kayaking tours, orchards (kiwi fruit, macadamia, avocado, citrus), Whakatōhea Mussels (largest open ocean mussel farm), fishing, hunting, beach walks, sunrises/sunsets, fires, star gazing, river swimming, rock/bridge jumping (bombs), chilling.

    Transport to and from Ōpōtiki - hitchhiking, bus, plane to Whakatāne, yacht/vessel, bike.
    From Auckland you can fly with Air Chathams to Whakatāne or bus to Ōpōtiki with Intercity. If you don't have your own transport/vehicle we can pick you up from Ōpōtiki.

    Its about 4.5 hours drive in a car from Auckland.
    From Whakatāne - 45 minutes drive.
    From Hamilton - 3.5 hours drive.
    From Tauranga - 2 hours drive.
    From Rotorua - 2 hours drive.
    From Gisborne - 2 hours drive.
    From Te Araroa (near East Cape - the first place in the world to see the sunrise) - 2.5 hours drive.
    From Taupō - 3 hours drive.
    From Wellington - 7.5 hours drive.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Normal van size. Not a super large campervan

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 278662491363

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