2021 - We welcome travellers who wish to work their way around New Zealand. We offer breakfast and an evening meal in exchange for 3 hours work per day. Up to two weeks at a time is good for us.
Once you have read all of this and you are keen to come, tell us if you have a birthday while you are with us, tell us if you need any help with food allergies or anything you may feel will help us to understand and assist you in our relationship.
We like to be absolubtly clear about how things work at ours so there is no confusion or misunderstandings about what is expected. So here is all of that information.
Our cozy campervan is made up ready for you to step into and put your head down. Sheets, Duvet, Towels etc all supplied, the van is your home while you stay with us and we would love it if you were able to return it to us having done a deep clean, leaving it lovely for the next visitor. Pillowcases, sheets into our laundry, blankets and duvet folded on the bed. :-) Remember it is a small space and a healthy small space needs to have sunlight and air flow to keep it healthy, so please open the curtains, the windows and doors :-)..
The camper has mains and solar power, an oil heater on a thermostat, a toaster (bread at the house), a jug, tea and coffee, honey and jam, crackers, fruit & nuts for snacks & a container of drinking water. We mostly use nut milks, if you like cow milk we can keep this in our fridge for you.
There is an eco bathroom at the bottom of the garden with a hot shower & homemade soap a composting toilet (sawdust) with views into the forest, you will need to look after this facility while you stay, best to shower in the afternoons and leave the door open so that the room can dry out wipe down the floor and wet surfaces.
We provide baking soda, vinegar and essential oils for cleaning we ask that you give the bathroom a good clean, walls, floor, ceiling before you leave.
Both of us are very sensative to chemicals, synthetic fragrances, body sprays & deodorants etc. We would appreciate it if you could take a break from them while you stay with us.
You are welcome to use our washing machine, we supply laundry powder.
We like to mix up our meals, sometimes vegan, vegetarian or meats. Let us know if you have any challenges with food. We also like to have a glass of beer or a wine or gin with our evening meal, if you like to do this too we would welcome you bringing your own :-)
Mealtimes are a communal time, where we ask that you participate in either the prep, setting the table, helping to cook, cook or clean up. This time is not considered Wwoof working time, for us it is life time. So let us know what you are happy to pitch in with.
If you have a 4X4 you are welcome to park next to the campervan. Otherwise parking is in the carpark.
We do have Wifi, our service is dodgy to put it politely, so streaming is a luxury we only have in the house. We ask that you respect our broadband and only use what is necessary for your email communications. Phone reception here is terrible and the best reception is off site on the main road.
We have other beings who live here as well, chickens, dogs, quail and cats.
All of our tools are the result of our own hard work and effort so we ask that you respect them, by cleaning and putting them away at the end of each work day.
We make compost have Biodynamic preps happening onsite, worm farm, have a food forest WIP, work with what we have, rarely bring soil or mulches etc from offiste, exception is when we are propogating and potting. We grow natives, herbs, vegetables, fruit (small scale). We also have classes we run from time to time, if you wish to attend any of these lets negotiatiate.
We are members of WWOOF NZ
Email me directly if you are interested email@example.com or txt 0273357641
WWOOF - 2021 Accommodation, meals in exchange
You can choose to work during the week or weekends, and we even allow you to sleep in if that's your thing, you can compress the hours and work full days as well, as long as you honour your 3 hour daily work agreement for the duration of your stay . Some weekends we do markets and you are welcome to come and help out with these.
Hours are flexible.
If you make contact with us about coming and staying and then change your mind please let us know at least 24hrs before as we do go to a lot of trouble to get things ready for your arrival.