Help with projects on our beautiful lands and explore the luscious Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

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  • Última actividad: 17 mar 2023




  • Descripción


    Welcome workawayer's! We are the custodians of a magical and enchanted forest located in the subtropical climate of Northland.

    On this 10 acre paradise we are working together to regenerate and protect our native species, whilst intergrating a biodiverse food forest, flower gardens and resort vibes. Using organic practices we hope to create a space that is not only holistic for the land and it's creatures but facilitate a space to share skills and create together.

    This is our garden of eden, here is a space to build, to burn, to play, to share and to inspire.

    Located just eight minutes drive from Kerikeri and five to Waipapa, it offers both convenience and privacy. The local town has everything we need, in summer the neighbouring towns of Russel and Paihia become a great place to grab an evening drink and to explore. 

    The property consists of a community of houses, bungalows, a gym, ablution block and a fully functional workshop.

    Our workaway accommodation is currently a self contained, open plan school house that captures all the morning light. Here you have the ability to cater to your own meals when you feel like it, or join us in the barn house for communal eating.
    It has a queen bed in the bedroom along with a couch in the lounge that can be folded out.

    The property is a rotating door of friends and family staying throughout the week. We love to host and to share this incredible space.

    By way of introduction my name is Matt, Kiwi born but a nomad at heart. I returned to New Zealand four years ago after a life abroad to begin this project together with my family and friends. Still working overseas for large chunks of the year, when I do make it home I love to throw myself into creative projects.

    Having inderpendent workawayer's here allows me to both focus on my ongoing projects whilst exploring collaboration, skill exchange and making life long friendships.

    Also hosting is my fiancé Erika, when she's not out picking the flowers or snuggling ducklings you will find her working some magic in her art studio. Being a lover of the Sun and Sea her passion for nature, culture and travel expresses itself through her incredible and vibrant creations.

    We would love to host any community focused, friendly travellers, artisans and grafters

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We love to facilitate a beautiful space that is benifical for all. We work together and find everyone's strengths and encouge them to focus on the things that nourish their souls. From being a foodie in the kitchen to caring for the bush, trapping possoms, feeding fruit trees, weeding gardens and planting new life. You can share your yoga, arts and crafts or bring an instrument and jam. There is really something here for everyone.
    We are very house proud and all we ask is you to help us leave no trace. We often host long term work awayers and have had so many beautiful friendships forged as a result.
    We can garentee you will love the magic here in northland, be warey of the vortex, these enchanted lands can be hard to leave.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    2023 is gearing up to get started on some big projects but first Erika and I are off to get married. We are looking for a potential work awayer to house sit through the entire month of May. Duties would include caring for our indoor plants and some minor garden maintainance. Leading on from that longer term work awayers or winter guests projects we will be aiming to lay paving, do rock work, build ponds, sculptures and lots of beer. We will continue to develop / maintance on our flower and food gardens . We do all this utilizing permaculture practices (we love to teach and to learn). It's not all work, We also love to enjoy the summer and will drop tools to explore beaches, hit festivals or host friends and family for evenings spent dancing under the stars. Keeping as busy as we do ideally you will be independent and easygoing. We appreciate the flexibility, over summer it can get to hot in the midday sun so we often are out in the mornings/evenings working on projects then enjoying our own private waterhole through the heat of the day.

    We are always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives. Part of the reason we travel is to be inspired, to learn and grow.

    We are in the early stages of building a food forrest so those with knowledge in permaculture, sustainability, community design and development are encouraged to join us.

    We have recently completed a few new dwellings on the land this year primary will be focused on those areas - landscaping and maintaining the already established gardens.

    The land lends itself to the Artists, the passionate culinary wizards and creative minds. Traveling can be limiting, not having access to a studio or gear, we love to support your art forms and you will find everything you need in this space to create.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    The school house is exactly that, it was an old classroom moved to the land a decade ago. It's warm wooden floors and big glass bifolding doors open up to a beautiful lawn filled with ducks, quails and the call of the kiwi at night. It's as private as you get whilst remaining connected to our family here on the land. Each building has roughly 100m between the dwellings and planted up with beautiful subtropical gardens.

    The school house has a small bathroom, bedroom and an open plan kitchen and living space. There is stable Wifi throughout all buildings.

    It has a heat pump so you will never be cold and in the summer you can open up all the bifolding doors to enjoy that real alfresco feeling. Just watch out for the cute duckling scam.

    We have large vege gardens, ample fruit trees and year round harvests to try and enjoy as you explore through the magic of our land.

    We also have a new nicely equipped gym for those who love to sweat it out, a beautiful yoga deck nestled in the tree tops and of course plenty of spots throughout the gardens you can escape to and chillax.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Kerikeri is rather quiet over winter, lucky winter doesn't last more then a few months up here in Northland.
    We love to have fun and connect with the greater community, sometimes its over some hard work but its always rewarded with some kind of adventure. We are burners, with a love for the arts and all things eccentric. It's not uncommon to find us working on a flame thrower or death defying rope swing.
    If you love hiking, beach combing and the outdoors there's plenty of places to discover both on and off the property in the far north. Public transport is non existent up here so to make the most of the area its best to have your own vehicle.

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    WiFi is solid, unlimited and available to work awayers. phone signals can be weak around the house depending on the service provider. Currently the school house doesn't have the wifi connected through the winter months however you are able to work in the barn house and workshop where wifi is unlimited.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We Have a electrical hookup for campers and an ablution block - laundry facilities, toilets, showers and even an outdoor shower.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Ayúdanos en nuestra casa cerca de Hamilton City
Help me with looking after my kids and assisting me with some renovations while exploring Whangarei, New Zealand