Help at a sanctuary in Wainui, New Zealand

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  • Última actividad: 10 may 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción



    Possible work activities include firewood stacking, log splitting machine, clearing brush, garden weeding.

    You are perfect for this Retreat if: you identify as an introvert, you are a hard worker, don't mind spending a large part of the day by yourself or with your fellow helpers, and are interested in reconnecting with nature and having a bit of a retreat.

    We host occasional events under the "shamanism" umbrella in our retreat space but not every weekend and not in the winter..

    We are an American (San Francisco) ex-pat couple, no kids, on a lifestyle block over Akaroa Harbour, Wainui Valley; our home is our sanctuary; lots of interests and projects and try to cater to work-awayer interests. All skill-sets welcome. Couples or self-guided individuals. Short or longs stays okay. We enjoy intellectual conversation, metaphysics, meditation, making and eating good food, & occasional board games.

    We follow the workaway guidelines asking for help 5 hours per day, 5 days per week, or we often prefer 4 hours per day 6 days per week, or flextime is also possible once you know your way around. Help in the kitchen and cleaning up after oneself is also expected.

    We used to help organize Kiwiburn, the New Zealand regional Burning Man event and are still "burners" at heart, though our focus has shifted to hosting smaller events in our own space.

    Happy to host French speaking helpers but be warned-- Akaroa is not very French, just some street signs, despite what the tourist advertisements may say ;-)

    There is wireless internet in the main house and in the 2 rooms next to the main house, but not in the self contained sleepout.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    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 are expert micro-organism based cooks-- that includes bread, kombucha, kefir, and a growing list. Our cooking repetoire also includes Weston Price inspired meals as well as adaptations of classic favorites with local or home grown New Zealand produce. Our interests drift so we may be eating differently than what we describe here.

    Kathy is a certified breathwork facilitator and spiritual coach. Bruce is developing an expertise in meditation instruction, makes brass singing bowls and plays gongs. Both make other art as well... Kathy favors transformative mixed media and Bruce sacred geometry.

    We host a variety of events here -- the main umbrella topic is "shamanic," and we often host stuff deeper than the usual introductory level. Depending on the schedule and the event etc. there may be opportunities to participate in the event.

    The land is mostly organic and a bit wild-- learning to forage and eat what grows naturally has been a big part of our transformation from city into country people.

    Our interests and expertise are varied and eclectic and we like to share with interested helpers.

  • Ayuda


    Most work is either gardening or tree related-- weeding, mulching, composting, planting, harvesting, felling, brush clearing, chipping, log splitting, chainsaw milling.

    Some work with permaculture sorts of things and forest gardening.

    Those with general maintenance, building, art, cooking (household), or other skills in the areas we have ticked for workaway should contact us and see if we have projects to suit.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    We share evening meals together; other meals at your time. Vegetarian and Vegan OK. Vegans may have to do some cooking for themselves. Good cooks welcome as lots of emphasis on good eating here.

    Accommodation is your own room in a sleepout, either in an outbuilding next to the main house or in our self contained bungalow which we also list on the internet for accommodation.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are 2.5 km from the shore, at 200m elevation. Walks around the countryside or enjoying our sacred spaces are the easiest option. Akaroa is 18km away, about a half hour drive. There is a pub, shop, and cheese factory 9km away. Closest local transport from Christchurch will drop you off at the cheese factory, where we can pick you up if you don't have your own transportation. We sometimes drive to Christchurch so can pick people up there if it fits with our schedule.

    Really, it's mostly the sounds of nature and lots of quiet time away from the rest of the world that is the main attraction here. The views are beautiful and we are in a patch of forest and native bush, with a small stream.

  • 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

    Two rooms have decent wifi connections; the self contained sleepout does not have wifi.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Standard size vans are fine, but oversize vans should inquire first.

  • ¿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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