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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: September 12, 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.

From early November we will be starting a new and exciting alternative, eco building project, we will be building our dream home out of mud brick, milled timber from the island and other recycled materials. Post and beam structure, passive solar design with green roof's and off grid systems. For this project we are requesting enthusiastic skilled labour to get involved preferably with some building experience or relevant handy skills.. For the right applicant who is willing to stay for a longer term and get fully immersed in the project we can offer full meals in exchange for 5 hours a day 5 days a week following a trial period.
Other things we are working at in this time tending organic gardens, weeding.. ect.

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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