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 earth building and plastering workshops from October 2022 there are opportunities to express your creative artistic design skills in the finishing of our earth dome.

    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 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.

    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 and Angusour dogs, Gandalf our rabbit, 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.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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


    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

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Maori: Courant

  • Hébergement


    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).

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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.

  • 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

    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

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

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N° de référence hôte : 669793182734