Come and join our Eco building project on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand



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    Our Community was born in 1975 when a group of young friends including Manu's father and uncle who got together and bought this land of native bush to start a community of like minded people, in that first period they built the communal house we call the A-frame, But as the people had different ideas and focus in there lives they mostly left the Island. Manu has lived on this land off and on since he was born and got more involved in the last years planting big organic gardens.. ect, Sofia has been living on the land for the last 6 years after a life on the ocean. They love this special place tucked away in the forest, we have recently completed the first stage of our dream home, a labour of love and so rewarding! we invite you to be a part of our project!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    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

    Living close to nature, low impact, sustainable lifestyle, Eco building, living off the Grid in remote areas.

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    We have recently moved in to our new eco home that we have spent the last 3 years building with lots of amazing helping hands! The house is of mud brick, milled timber from the island and other recycled materials, post and beam structure, passive solar design with green roof's and off grid systems.
    We have taken a little break from hosting over the last year, but are ready to get back into it! We are currently gathering materials to start stage two of our build. We are seeking help to mill timber using a chainsaw mill, expanding the gardens and other infrastructure. We are both hard working and looking for someone keen to get stuck in to some physical labour!

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    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

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    In the past we had people staying in the A-frame which is still available, however rustic and cold for the cooler months! the outdoor bush bath however is a wonderful winter experience :)
    We now have comfortable cabins available which are located in the bush about 50 m up the hill from us (see pictures) one cabin is a bedroom and lounge area with fire place and the other has a simply equiped kitchen and fire giving hot water for showers. There is an outdoor composting toilet.
    You will be supplied with fresh veggies from the gardens, eggs, homemade bread, and other basic ingredients to cook with, we will have lunches together, and the occasional shared dinner.
    Suited for people who enjoy being in nature and happy in their own company. There is cell phone reception but only with Spark and Skinny networks.
    We are situated in a beautiful dense native forest with sea views, located 10 minutes bush walk from the road, just out of Tryphena on Great Barrier Island, a remote Island 90km off the coast Auckland.

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    There are many stunning hikes around the island with DOC huts and camp grounds to stay the night on the longer ones, countless beautiful beaches and the natural hot springs in the bush are a must! Great Barrier Island is also renown as an international dark sky sanctuary. Hitch hiking is a great way to travel on the island and meet some colourful locals. There is a lovely little private beach only 30min walk away. We also have a couple of push bikes, there is a kayak, snorkelling and fishing gear available too.
    We are a 5minute drive up the hill from where the ferry arrives into Tryphena Harbour, check out Sealink ferrys or Barrier air for flight's which land in Claris -30min away.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    no cats please, dogs are fine.

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    5 hours a day 5 days a week.

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