Help us develop our place for self discovery and a deep connection with nature in Waipu, New Zealand

  • Nouvelle-Zélande
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  • Activité récente: 7 juin 2023



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  • Description


    Hi and welcome to our eco project. We are establishing this place at Waipu Caves - a supportive refuge for self discovery and healing through a deep connection with nature.

    Set amongst the majestic limestone formations and sacred underground passageways of Te Ana Waipu (Waipu Caves), the property rests on 14 hectares of native bush and pasture. The huge limestone cave system covers some four square kilometres and is home to millions of glow worms adorning the cavernous ceilings and freshwater koura in the chilly Pools below. There are swimming holes surrounded by native trees in the river a short walk away. The beautiful beaches of Bream Bay are just 15 minutes away!

    We are making our vision a reality - and we need your help.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We are setting this property up from scratch. You will have a great opportunity to gain all sorts of very practical skills including building, gardening, vegetarian/vegan cooking, fencing and track making. You are welcome to join us for morning yoga or find a quiet place for your own contemplation. We set out to have a lot of fun!

  • 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


    In the past year we have built a small cottage and put a roof over two containers. We are completely off grid and have our own spring water supply. Over the coming summer months we will complete the work we have started and establish more infrastructure about the property.

    There are a multitude of different task we need help with and your help would be greatly appreciated. Our current projects include:

    • Upgrading our water system
    • Upgrading toilets and showers
    • Pruning trees
    • Earth bag building
    • Gardening
    • And more…..

    This is a great opportunity to learn new skills. Alistair and Caroline have hosted many working holiday travelers over the years and have lots of skills and experience to share.

    We look forward to meeting you.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Maori: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Caroline is fluent in German, French and English. Alistair speaks English and a little te reo.

  • Hébergement


    You will enjoy staying in our converted 1950 Ford Bus that provides your own hideaway with space to relax and work. It is connected to our solar power system and has it's own shower, kitchenette, fridge etc.

    Basic food supplies will be provided for your breakfast and supper. We generally share the cooking for a main meal early afternoon. Please bring your own snacks, super foods and personal dietary requirements.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    This is a magical place with caves and walks close by and beaches a short drive away and lots to explore. It is good to have your own car to get out and about. We are 13km from the nearest shop at Waipu township. It's another 10km or so for surfing. Whangarei is the nearest city 19km 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 digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We can offer accommodation in our converted 1950 Ford Bus that provides your own hideaway with space to work.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    You are very welcome to come and stay with your own vehicle. There is plenty of parking and we can hook you up to our solar power system as necessary

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Yes but by prior negotiation and a trial period. Any pets must be cat and dog and horse friendly; also chicken and dove friendly.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day 5 days per week

N° de référence hôte : 456967738452

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