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Area (ha): 10
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 57665
Region: Northland

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Last Updated: April 11, 2019


We are Greg and Fabi. We have two children (boys 13 & 10). Our property is a mixture of open paddocks and native forest and a stream. We are 15 minutes away from Whangarei (the biggest city in Northland) and two hours drive from Auckland.

We are building a rammed-earth home on our rural property near Whangarei In Northland. We are looking for helpers who want to be involved in the process, who are interested in earth building and who are keen to join the small team we have assembled to do the build. Rammed earth involves creating a mixture of earth which is them rammed in between forms to create a wall. We use power equipment to do this… so no need for hours and hours of hard labour pounding it in by hand!

We are looking for people who like to be outside, who like to create things and see the satisfaction of something being made. Ideally you’d stay for a few weeks to get a real feel for the place and what is being done here.

We have a comfy caravan available as accommodation and this has power. This comes with bedding already or you can use your own – whatever you prefer. We are living in a tiny home ourselves while we build the ‘big’ house. We have wi-fi so you can use that and have hot showers at the end of the day. We will provide you with meals.

We are looking for people who enjoy the company of others and like to mix with other people. We’d like you to get to know us and spend time with us… In return for staying we’d ask for five hours a day work. This will be mainly on the house site.

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