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Orchard an hour from Wellington, New Zealand

  • Nouvelle-Zélande
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  • Activité récente: 06.02.2023




  • Description



    My wife Brenda and I own a 1.2ha (3 acre) orchard situated between Levin and Otaki, about one hour by car north of Wellington, on State Highway 1, which is now a two lane "expressway" (German: Autobahn, French: autoroute, Italian: autostrada, Spanish: autovia, US: freeway, GB: M road) all the way from Wellington to Otaki. There is a house on the orchard, where Workawayers can stay. Our permanent home is in Wellington.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our property promotes a clothing optional environment. This means that if you are comfortable working and living "au naturel" (or topless), that's not a problem. The orchard is quite secluded ("hideaway") despite being on NZ's main north-south highway. The climate (especially in summer) is conducive to clothes-free living.

    HOWEVER, if you like the sound of our place but are not comfortable with nudity, I will stay dressed.

    Our main crop is plums, which ripen over a two to three week period every January. This crop is sufficiently large to require 2-3 helpers during this time. We need help with picking, usually from Thursday to Saturday.

    My wife and I are in our 70's, and have over the past 20 years hosted numerous exchange students, travellers and volunteers from all around the world. We particularly love hosting young German wwoofers, as our younger daughter lives in Hamburg, and is married with two children. Our elder daughter lives near us in Wellington, and is married with three young children.

    At other times of the year, we can use workawayers for various activities, including pruning, weeding and orchard maintenance.

    There is no public transport to the orchard itself, but I am able to meet and greet at the Otaki Intercity bus stop near to the orchard. If coming from the South Island, I can meet you at one of the ferry terminals in Wellington.

    We look forward to meeting willing Workawayers.

    Roger and Brenda

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will meet some real "Kiwis". (The people, not the bird or the fruit!) My wife and I have had a lot of experience hosting people from Europe, Asia and the Americas. We can relate to their needs, and also provide a real Kiwi experience that is not available from just backpacking or being a tourist. There are two beaches nearby (Waikawa Beach and Otaki Beach) suitable for swimming and surfing, and beachcombing, during the summer months (December to March.)

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Picking plums (January only), weeding, tree trimming/pruning, general orchard maintenance.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    House at the orchard with own bedroom, if required. We also have space for tents, and campervans. Meals provided while volunteering.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There are bush walks a short drive away. We havea bicycle available for Workawayers to use, and it’s a flat road to a beach. As I mentioned above, no public transport. There is no wi-fi available at the orchard.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Jucy Campers around the size of a Toyota Hiace, and smaller Britz campervans may be ok. Big RV's probably not, although our neighbour may be happy to allow them to park.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 232624197583

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