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Great Barrier Island
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 36
Persons: 4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14140
Region: Great Barrier Island

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Last Updated: April 24, 2018

Our Community was born in 1975 when a group of young friends including my father and uncle got together and bought this land to start a community of like minded people, in that first period they built the communal house we call the A-frame, established big gardens, planted fruit trees and had dreams of more communal space such as yoga studios and library but as the people had different ideas and focus in there lives they mostly left the Island.

My partner and I are now living on the land, with renewed energy to revive the community, and we invite you to be a part of that.

The things we are working on at the moment are establishing organic permaculture gardens, track work, mud brick composting toilet and preparing for an off grid eco build next summer, milling timber, making mudbricks and site works. We are requesting people with hands on experience for these jobs, minimum 2 week stay.

At this time we don't have much income so unfortunately we cant supply your food, although we can share meals together some times.
This offer is for accommodation only.
So because of this we only ask for two 6 hour days per week of work and the rest of the time you are free to explore the island. You'll be staying in the A-frame which is separate from our home, and has a gas stove for cooking, fresh running water, outdoor fire bath, toilet, a little bit of electricity and all the basics, but has no phone or internet and is situated in a beautiful forest 10 minutes walk from the road, just out of Tryphena on Great Barrier Island, a remote Island in the pacific ocean.

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