Otamatea Eco-Village accepts visitors who are members of both the New Zealand WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) and Help X schemes. Potential visitors MUST write, phone or email to arrange their visit BEFORE they arrive.
WWOOFers and Help Xers are hosted by eco-village members and must make arrangements directly with them. There are six members presently participating in the schemes and details about them can be found below.
Marijke Valkenburg & Robert ter Veer:
Tel – (09)280 9590 or 021891484 | Email – thefarside11[at]gmail.com
We are in final stages of creating a very creative Timbercrete dwelling/Castle. We offer accommodation in a large barn (mezzanine floor) or space permitting one of our cosy cabins. Work varies day to day – everything from cow chasing to mosaics. We enjoy music, movies (we have a home theatre) and brewing our own beer and cider.
Sabine Drueckler & Wolf Hiepe:
We have been WWOOF hosts since 1995. We like meeting people from all over the world and enjoy being stimulated by their experiences and input – and not to forget, we appreciate their help with all the physical work on the land. We like people to stay for 10-14 days. For more information please see the WWOOF listing and also our website: www.pukahu.co.nz
Jude & Daniel Tohill:
Tel – (09) 431 2577 Email – danieltohill[at]xtra.co.nz
We are a family with 2 children (Oscar and Poppy). We live in a straw bale house with earth roof. Jobs include planting, vineyard, fencing. Interests: beekeeping and playing music.