Maori culture and simple sustainable living on our off-grid, permaculture farm in Turangi, New Zealand


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    Kia ora from Lisa at the Farm. We want to share our beautiful Maori culture, and introduce you to our simple, sustainable, organic, permaculture way of living.
    We are a registered Charitable Trust organization that's aim is to foster our community with sustainable practices .

    If you want an authentic Maori experience then our Farm is the place to be. If you are passionate about the environment, and would like to learn or practice your organic, sustainable, permaculture gardening skills then this is the perfect opportunity to do so. There are also numerous ongoing projects on the Farm, such as eco building renovations of yurts / roundhouses, and many opportunities to express your creative artistic design skills.

    You will have the opportunity once a week to experience gardening in our Maori language speaking school in Taupo, and see a real Maori haka performed. There are also opportunities to visit and help at our local Marae (Where the tribe gathers).

    My name is Lisa and I am from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Tongariro is my mountain, Rotoaira is my Lake, and Ngati Tuwharetoa is my Tribe. I am also a qualified Permaculture Design Consultant. I have been given the chance to use this beautiful Maori land, and would love to share it with you.

    Our Farm is a developing Education Centre for Sustainable Living on four hectares in Turangi, establishing organic gardens, orchards and small experimental buildings. Our sustainable practices include eco-friendly building, growing nutrient rich food, using solar energy, and applying permaculture principles whenever possible. We do not use herbicides or pesticide sprays, and only use natural organic fertilizers. Now that New Zealand is no longer recycling soft plastics, we have adopted a what you bring in you take out policy.

    We have been farming here since March 2010. We love to help in our community and we would love to share a real view into our Maori culture.

    We are also a small animal sanctuary. Come and meet our rescue animals, Honey the dog, Kune the pig, and our free range chickens. Naumai haere mai (come you are welcome).

    PS: if you want a Ta moko ( tattoo ) by an original Maori tattoo artist we can connect you to all of it.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

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

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Our farm is the main project. We welcome interested people from everywhere to come and learn about permaculture, sustainability, and regenerative land use.
    We have a strong relationship with our local Maori school in Taupo.

  • Ayuda


    Numerous projects.
    It would be great if you can bring your own gardening gloves.

    Example projects:
    Maintaining the organic gardens
    (planting, weeding, pruning)
    Harvesting veges and fruits from the garden
    Feeding the animals (chickens, pig and dog)
    Building maintenance and fixing around the farm
    Eco building projects
    Gardening at the school with kids
    Helping at the Marae if needed
    Sharing your cooking skills
    Cleaning (community kitchen, your huts not our rental we will do those ones, and bathroom/compost loos)
    Expressing your art

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Maori: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    The workawayers share a village with our rental guests which includes 9 huts, each with 2 bunk beds. The huts are a cute but simple and basic design. Please note there is no electricity in the huts. We have a shared solar shower, and use compost toilets. There is also a community kitchen / dining area where you can charge your phones and get free wifi.

    Food: We provide delicious organic fruits and veges from the garden (changing with seasons) and vegan basics (rice, pasta, oats, flour, etc). You are also welcome to bring your food to share in our community meals. You can also make your own tea with the plants around (eg. mint and lemon balm).

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Tokaanu geothermal hot pools are 4km away. The Tongariro alpine crossing is not far, also known as Mount Doom, if you happen to have read The Lord of the Rings or seen the movies! There are nice walks around the farm and in summer we often go together to Lake Taupo which is just a 10 minutes drive away or walk to the Tongariro river just up the road for a swim.

  • 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

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week. Take some time to visit our beautiful region on your days off

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.5)

Intercambio cultural: (4.6)

Comunicación: (4.4)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 669793182734