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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 8.9
Persons: up to 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 41441
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: April 24, 2018

Week of May Tuesday 8th-15th we are clearing some trees from shelter belts to plant macadamias. We'll be chainsawing, chipping, mulching with 4 of the Antara team. lots of fun & sweating. Morning work of 4 hours, afternoons to do your thing. Beautiful white sand surf beaches 20 min drive by car.

Also still SEEKING LIVE IN, VOLUNTEER CARE TAKERS--MINIMUM 3 MONTH STAY. Good level of spoken English needed,to work as a team & helpful to have own car.

House is an eco-earthbrick building, there are many fruit trees & large gardens (no animals). Set up as a retreat to help young people 16 to 30 year olds de-stress from city and learn and develop. Run by a philosophical, non religious charity practising a philosophy of helping others with no expectation in return.

We have open weekends on the second weekend of the month and weekend retreats at other times.
Trustees of charity stay for open weekends/working bees. Mostly vegetarian/vegan food (occasional fish or chicken ). No tea, television, coffee, dairy, alcohol or smoking on the property.
Herb tea, bushwalk, stream, space, silence or music, board games, smiles & laughs,library of books, 20 mins drive to surf & white sand beaches.

WE'D LOVE TO HAVE SOME HELP clearing around fruit trees, mulching, preserving fruit from our trees, weeding pathways and support in the kitchen for a group, maybe some windows cleaned or dusting inside if raining. 4 hours work daily mostly unsupervised so independence & initiative appreciated, food staples and accommodation supplied.No cellphone cover.

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