Family homestead in the Te Henga Valley Waitākere, Auckland, New Zealand



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  • Description


    We are a whanau (family) of five living in the majestic Te Henga Valley, 2 adults a tween 12 and a teenager 14 and a 2month old baby girl

    Pip is of Māori decent from the tribes of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Raukawa. Pip is a Kai Tā (Māori tattoo artist) who has specialized in Moko for over 20 years. Operating from her private studio built on the whenua. She is passionate about her culture always learning, sharing and creating beautiful spaces and projects that align with tikanga values.
    Miles is kaiwhenua (land caretaker) and loves to work with the soil, plants and animals. His main projects involve practical things on the land. He hails from English and Carribean parents. As he likes to say hes from the 4 corners of the world and blew ashore Aotearoa 15 years ago.
    Our girls go to the local kura (school) both fluent in Te Reo Māori language. They love to get creative, dance and practice their mau rakau (maori martial arts) skills.

    Our shared whenua (land) is a small mixed homestead farm of 10 acres where we have lots of creative and practical projects on the go. The name of our land roughly translates in simple terms as the place of growth. Your stay here will no doubt leave you with your own translation of what this means to you, we are all unique with unique perspectives.
    There are multiple habitats which are being regenerated with inspiration from Permaculture, Organic, Tikanga Maori and Natural principles. Trees, wetlands, grazing, browsing, growing and working with and learning from the whenua and Papatūānuku (mother earth).

    There is always something varied to do, with opportunities to learn or to help us learn from your experiences. Each season brings new challenges. We work at a pace that isn't too rushed, but we also like to get things done! We tune into the phases of the moon and natural cycles (maramataka) and try to utilize resources from the land in our projects. We would love to collaborate with people who have creative imagination and a desire to manifest their ideas into reality.

    We have several pets of dogs, cats, chicken and sheep. Animals are a key part to our lives that we love and sometimes may need some help with them.

    We are 5 minutes drive to Bethells Beach or the Waitakere ranges and 30 minutes to Auckland city central.

    At present we would really love to get some building tasks done, so if you have these skills we would love to hear from you!

    Mauri Ora!!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/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

    The learning opportunities are infinite with an open mind. Each day we wake we know the day will bring something new to teach us. Our indigenous backgrounds and values guide and support our unique outlooks and our approach to life, as well as all those we share it with.
    Feel free to ask questions about Māori culture, our customs, protocols and history. Our hope is that you leave here inspired, with a bit more understanding of our culture and Indigenous teachings to take with you on your journey here in Aotearoa.

  • 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


    There is such a wide variety of help required that it would take for ever to list. Things are seasonal, so winter may be more preparatory tasks, dryer seasons may be more harvesting and growing.

    Gardens are constantly expanding and need the soil to be fed, trees need planting, fences repaired...
    Skills and experience in chainsaws (if comftorable), weed eater, mowers etc would be useful.
    Carpentry and building skills would be great! We have plenty of projects needing these skills.
    Creating new artistic structures for the marakai (garden)
    General maintenance of the house inside and out, help with cooking and cleaning.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Maori: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    Accommodation is a cozy caravan consisting of a double bed and a king single bed situated close to our whare (home) with easy access to all ammenities.
    Self contained campervans can be parked up also.

    We are on tank water so water conservation is vital.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There is an abundnce of outdoor adventures to explore!
    The beach is a 5minute drive from our placewith the most spectacular sunsets. There is a little cafe caravan down there in the weekends that provide live music on friday nights. Te Wainamu lake is a beautiful walk and place to swim, sand dunes, many nature walks, river swims and some waterfalls also.
    A disk golf course is down the road, which is also a great walk if you're not into throwing frizbys.
    The local shops are a 10 minute drive where you will find the Swanson train station to take you to the city. It offers stops to many different towns on the way with close proximity to different shopping malls.
    Approximately 30 minutes drive to Auckland central where you will find many things to do if citys are your thing.

  • 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

    Small van size

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 948815521889

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