Permaculture based creative Community in Raglan, New Zealand



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    •Welcome to Paradise•

    It is all started a few years back when Daniel found his passion for sustainability and community living. He invited his family and friends on a gathering and started sharing his vision. Hundreds of people contributed to this vision in many forms including art, building, permaculture, sports, music, yoga, love and most importantly just by supporting it. Now 3 of us (Dan, Merve and Harry) are building the community and looking forward to share our knowledge and experiences.

    We all offer a vast knowledge in different fields:

    Dan: as an engineer and a sparky by trade, there is not much Dan can't get his head around. His main role is infrastructure. He knows a lot about sustainability, building, plumbing, electricity, solar power and animal integration. Outdoor activities are also his field and he is the man to go if you want to learn surfing. He is great with his intuition and a great problem solver.

    Merve: growing up in a sustainable setting and with her knowledge in science, she is a power house in her knowledge of herbs, organic gardening, food forest designing, water catchments, reserving food, community living and invisible structures. Her role is Permaculture
    Designer. She is also interested in teaching Permaculture and well being practices to others. She is a planner and she organizes a lot of things for the community.

    Harry: as a craftsman, Harry has great visions for what needs to be done. His main role is upgrades and maintenance. He is the perfect handy man with his knowledge of electricity, building, bush craft, carving, sounds and visuals. Addition to all of that, he is a pumping Dj, has lots of knowledge in mixing and music. He is particularly interested learning and teaching Bush crafts to others.

    Whoever you end up spending time with, you will learn endlessly. Living in the community will be an internship where you actively take part in activities and learn. This is an experience of dipping your toes into a new world where a different way of living is possible. It is a great opportunity for those that wants to live in a community too since we are open for people to join us for long term :)

    With the knowledge you gained living with us, it's possible to start your own project or simply become more aware. We suggest staying longer to maximize your experience and learning.

    Our main focus is creating a high ecosystem that benefits nature, animals and humans, also to be self sustainable.

    We have two different positions available. (See below)

    Please when writing to us give us a description of which position you would like to be involved in and how you would suit this position.

    Please read all carefully before writing to us just so you have a good understanding of what you are going into, if you have any questions please ask as we are very open people.

    We are located 25 minutes *Out* of Raglan on a scenic reserve.

    For getting to the Paradise, we can pick you up from Hamilton or Raglan.

    We would like all Workaways to arrive on a Friday (no later than 6pm) as then we have the whole weekend to connect with each other, show them around the Paradise and to learn the ropes.

    We are detailed people and always go for our best, we have passion for what we do and we are loving people.

    One vibe, One tribe

    •Welcome to Paradise• (Overveiw)

    Many people has contributed to the paradises growth, lots of love has gone into this place.

    We have different buildings with multipurposes like chill zone, warm room or casa. We are always interested in anything for the eco system and sustainability.

    We have two gardens and heaps of great projects as we are working towards being self sustainable. Our facilities based on Spring water, Solar power and Wind, Food forests and Waste management.

    We are open to any new ideas and keen to try anything that will help the community grow.


    Main house - Casa - has a big kitchen, really nice lounge area with a fire place, a piano, different instruments and board games. Also has a dining area which looks down a beautiful bush view.

    We do not have fridge, tv or wifi, however there is mobile reception in the casa and can create a hotspot if needed but full reception is find on the hill close to the community area (5 min walk)

    We use solar power for our lights and to charge our phones.


    We have one long drop near the Casa which we use for night only as it is closest to everything.

    We have three long drops going half way up a the hill which we use in the day to give the night long drop a rest period. (which works well)

    We are currently constructing a proper composting toilet near the Casa but this project is still under going and not completed yet.

    We have a gas califont shower in the spa area which is outside of the Casa. The shower has always hot water, good pressure and a beautiful view if you let the door open.

    The hot tub is only use when we have larger gatherings on special occasions.

    We have another shower inside the Casa that works with a wet back colrange fire so only avaliable if we have a fire going in the Casa.

    Kitchen, shower, dining area and common areas are shared.

    Please be aware of this and respect everyone's space. Clean as you go and please leave every place as you find.

    You do not have to bring your own towel, sheets or shampoo etc. As we provide them.

    If you'd like to bring your own shampo, body wash or hand wash please pay attention it to be ecofriendly as we recycle the water from showers and kitchen to the garden and orchards.

    Please when mailing us please use (CASA) as the “subject” this is to assure us that you have read everything.

    Thank you for reading, we really appreciate this.

  • 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

  • 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

    So many benefits, such an amazing place to be. Learning here is endless.

    These is a list of activities that are here.

    •Animal communication/integration
    •Arts and crafts
    •Bush walk
    •Bush craft/ wood carving
    •Eco systems/guilds
    •Food forests
    •Healing zone (Meditation)
    •Learning about sustainability
    •Preserving food
    •Playing/Learning instruments
    •Renewable energy and solar energy
    •Slack line ( balancing )
    •Survival skills
    •Surfing (Beginner's and advanced)
    •Swimming (Jump-rock)
    •Water systems

    Around you can visit:

    •Raglan (Surfer's heaven)

    •Karioi Area for walking and tramping (Kariori is an extinct volcano and offers spectecular west coast views from the summit)

    •Ruapuke beaches and Pirongia Forest Park

    •Kawhia (a small town with a hot water beach and a gorge to visit)

  • Aide


    We have two types of help:

    • Home maintainer and Vibe creator.

    (Cooking, Feeding animals, Gardening, composting, helping with food forest, beekeeping)


    What would you do in a house to create a better vibe?

    What is your favourite dinner to cook?

    How much experience do you have with permaculture?

    •Land Infrastructure and Dynamics.
    (working like a bee)

    (Maintaining land, Fencing, Farm animal control, Painting, Building, solar power, water catchments, Plumbing, Electrical)

    Please share any experience that you have had in these areas?

    For these types of help, the individual must have these personal skills.

    •Attention to detail
    •Positivity and motivation
    •Clean and tidy
    •Kind and respectful
    •Fun !!

    If you feel you have want it takes, we would love to meet you and have you apart of the team.

    One vibe, One tribe

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    In the Casa ( main house ) there are bunk beds for workaways to sleep in which are more community living in a nice cosy ( not fully private ).

    There are private rooms as well if you would like.

    We will provide food.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Raglan is close by which is a very good surfing place, We also have many activities to do as well.

    We always take our shoes off going into any building as this helps a lot to keep everything clean. Please remember this.

    Thank you for reading, we really appreciate this.

    We looking forward to meeting you and look forward to the good times ahead.

    One vibe, One tribe

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Exactitude du profil: (4.8)

Échange culturel: (4.8)

Communication: (4.8)

N° de référence hôte : 633499226697