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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .3 hectare
Persons: 1,2,~5
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 80340
Region: Golden Bay

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Last Updated: March 24, 2018

Warm greetings, from Takaka. The sun shines even when the clouds play. Luckily for persons enjoying a sense of deep quiet, Golden Bay is difficult to access by road; the travel times are weather dependent and only at certain times of day: currently cars travel in convoys at 7 am and 5 pm. You can also come by boat or plane; we can help you arrange transportation.
As we become more appreciative of the friends and neighbours we do have, we find a deepening sense of community and mutually beneficial support. Most of our helpers find this a special place and enjoy a longer time here.

We are a household of friendly adults with a sprinkling of creative young children sometimes visiting. We are creating a culture of improved self care: idealistic and practical life-styling for a beneficial future. We favour the enthusiastically competent and people who take the initiative with our collaborative and shared projects. We also strongly suggest you participate in our kitchen culture :)

We are committed to healthy living and often have children around. If you are a cigarette smoker, please seriously consider using organic while you are here. We are careful to the smallest detail of soil health.

DIET: Omnivores with mostly vegan tendencies; we are intending on living gluten-free, with minimal sugar, minimal nightshades, legumes, grainfree, and a movement towards reduced trash-making.
We are a soda free household. We boycott multiple corporate food and food-related companies who support unsustainable environmental practices. We are aiming for a low carbon footprint lifestyle.

Interests in:
-Healthy living
-Zero waste \_(x_X)_/ eventually
-Responsible attitudes/positive intentions/integrity
-Doom (no doom here)
-Shared social navigation
-Minimalist use of chemical influences (fragrances, industrial cleaners, detergents, soap)

We invite you to help us all live optimally with your enthusiasm and expertise; as a part of the household; joining us in our gardening, food preparation, and sustainable culture.

Firstly we assume your shared participation in maintaining the Homestay for all of us.

-4 Hours a day, for 3 initial days:
-4 Hours a day with weekends off.
Exchange can be four hours of your daily time for three initial days [*tents negotiable*], with time spent occupied with garden, property, household, or hosting related adventures. Beyond 3 days is negotiable upon conditions borne of trial.

I am specifically looking for a dedicated helper who will assist me with drafting several books I intend to complete for publishing.
Also looking for someone with master carpentry skills to help build a creative sleep-out. We always need gardeners, and helpers with basic gardening skills.

We offer:
- Desirable camping placements - in our lovely garden and outdoor kitchen yard.
- Possibility of a well furnished large room with separate entrance. *See pictures. Includes double bunk option.
- Participation in shared meal creation utilising healthier ingredients.
- An open-minded, ethical, and intellectually world-wise household.
- Walking distance from significant cultural assets; local Takaka township, marketplace, and community gardens.
- Bicycles. Easy ride to the beach and within range of Te Waikoropupu Springs.
- Laundry access
- Unlimited broadband.

In our ideal scenario, you would join us in fostering healthy community. We currently organise ourselves around a garden based household committed to organic gardening and use of modern consciousness technologies. Interests include: communications (NVC, The Work), healing arts, gardening, hosting, shared meals, treasure maps, education, health and consciousness. Large library, as well as range of education/health tools, available.

We are agents of social change dedicated to building resilient and healthy community.

Thanks for reading thus far; kindly send us a message to come to know us further. :)

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