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We have several hectares of forest including a large area of regenerating native forest. We started planting trees in 1988 and the increase in biodiversity as the years go by is beautiful to see. We are still planting trees (in winter) but most of the work these days is on dealing with the weeds. The biggest weed we have is old man's beard which is a very rapid climbing plant that smothers trees and kills them. We are desperate for more help to control this pest. We try to ensure that people experience different jobs. You may also help look after the pet pigs, ducks and chickens if you want.
We live in a beautiful place. Good water and air. Swimming pool and river swims. Beautiful local walks. The property has a network of forest trails that pass through a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems laced with gentle streams. The trails vary in difficulty with the top one leading to an outcrop of white quartz on the ridgeline with expansive views over all of Tasman Bay from Abel Tasman National Park to D'Urville Island on the edge of the Marlborough Sounds. To the east is the expanse of the Richmond Range and to the west is the beautiful skyline of Kahurangi National Park.
We are also a handy base for local explorations and we are happy to work in with you if you wish to have breaks of some days but to come back to a home base.
We have space for up to 3 groups of people in three different bedrooms. We do not put different groups into one room. Each person or couple has their own private space.
Seasonal fruit, nuts and vegetables are usually available. If you bring your own food you need to work an average of 3 hours per day. If you would like us to supply food we expect 4 hours of work per day.
Please note that we don't take bookings any more than a month ahead
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeAyuda en proyectos ecológicosJardineríaProyectos de construcción y bricolajeCuidado de animalesMantenimiento general
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
Happy to share kiwi culture and learn yours. Also happy to teach what I know about forest establishment and ecosystems
Proyectos con niños
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
You don't need any special skills but you do need to be fit and able! We only accept non smokers.
We have a variety of choice from a bedroom in an earth floor room to a independent caravan. Shared cooking and bathroom.
There are great local walks and bike rides. Swimming in the beautiful Motueka river.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Puede acoger a nómadas digitales
Unlimited fast wifi (120MB)
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
Not possible to fit big rigs here but normal size campers are ok
Podría aceptar mascotas
Dogs are possibly ok. For details contact us.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Más de dos
Maximum 4 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
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Mark is a great host, a good communicator, and made me feel welcome in his home.
We lived is a separate self contained cottage and we share kitchen… read more
Thanks again for all !
Ben and Marine
- Mark is an incredible host, great humour, shares everything if you ask and he has had many volunteers since 1980's so he knows the process!
- Great food, especially dinnertime (that guac!)
- Beautiful, unique, handmade house with a view to die for
- Lovely dog, charming pigs (come to see Midge the piglet!) and the… read more
I had amazing, calm and funny 2 weeks with you and would be glad
to visit you again one day.
Thanks for all the shared evenings, the delicious dinners and for having me
at your place. It was really nice to get to know your attitude of life & living and share
thoughts about it.
Wishing you all the best and… read more
Mark and Luane have found the perfect balance between inside and outside, hard-work and relax, big laugh and precious silence, amazing food and amazing food. I leave this place with a lot of ideas of how I can improve my life (in a comfort and sustainability way mostly) when I'll go back… read more
Hélène and Nicolas