Help me develop my small holding in Northland , New Zealand

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    17/06/2022

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    I have previously been an artist in clay, textiles and graphics. I owned an art gallery for more than nine years, specialising in handmade New Zealand made works but now I concentrate on developing my neglected small holding.
    I garden organically, growing some vegetables and fruit but planting support plants too.
    I have travelled a little in Italy, Korea, Spain, Canada and Australia and am interested in other cultures.
    In my 50's I went to University for the first time and studied geology, gaining a B.Sc in 1997. Although I am in my late 70's, I am fit and active and most of my friends and associates are much younger. I am interested in interacting with many cultures.
    Seven years ago I moved to Kaiwaka, Northland to a 3 acre block which needs a lot of work to develop further. So far I have planted many trees and perennials. For the last two years I have adopted syntropic principles, a step further than permaculture which is about sustainability. Syntropy is about creating abundance and improving the degraded earth.

    Current accommodation is a double bed in a modern separate garage. Meals and bathroom facilities shared in the house. I hope to have better sleeping areas soon.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We are convinced that human beings cannot go on trashing the planet and we try to make a difference by being as self sufficient as we can. We minimise vehicle use; plan any purchasing trips to fit in with other needs such as visiting family or attending medical care. Those who have stayed and feel they have learned from us have posted feedback which gives a good picture of what exchange we can offer. I have many old skills, learned as I grew up on a back country farm miles from the nearest neighbours. Many of these skills such as butchering poultry for the table, cooking on a wood fire, looking after animals, making bread and various methods of food preservation have been lost by younger generations and I believe it is important to know these skills to be independent if there is a disaster or crisis.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    My 3 acre plot is mostly over run with Kikuyu grass but there are many fruit and other trees, some needing care. Work would mainly be preparing garden beds, digging holes for tree planting, clearing long grass, mowing (ride on mower and push mower, weed eater), making compost and general maintenance. Any one with building skills would be welcome to build animal shelters, shelving etc. Garden fencing is also needed.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Iniciante
    Italiano: Iniciante

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  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    Accommodation is a modern double queen bed in a garage. Toilet facilities in the house.
    My house is very small but modern. The village is about 5 minutes drive away with a specialist Dutch cheese shop/delicatessen and an unusual cafe`. This farming area has many attractive beaches and historic sites but there are no cities nearby. The nearest bank is about half an hour's drive from here and the only local ATM has a surcharge to use. I have a small dog which I have re-homed. She has some behavioural problems but ais safe and getting better with kind treatment.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    I supply all bedding and towels etc but would expect workers to bring their own soap, toothpaste, cosmetics etc. This is a non smoking household.
    It is wise to bring a full range of clothing and stout footwear.
    There are many beautiful places to visit locally if you have a car, beaches for swimming, fishing and surfing. Lots of small towns with great cafe's, museums and art galleries. Unfortunately the local roads are very busy with heavy traffic and are not safe to walk beside as there is no 'shoulder'.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    I have, previously had a 4 berth campervan parked near the house on a gravel driveway which is a bit tricky to negotiate for the inexperienced driver.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    2

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Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 784981726151