Fat Cat Travellers Community


2A Sherrybrooke Place, Auckland, New Zealand 25688 views 25688

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Description

We are an ecological farm, 30 minutes from the city centre. We are an intentional community of eco-minded travellers working on our organic farm and other sustainable projects.

We have solar showers, outdoor fire bath, chickens, compost systems, a bicycle powered washing machine and beautiful gardens full of organic fruits and vegetables.

We run workshops – breadmaking, building and creating with recycling materials, organic gardening. You are welcome to join our workshops and learn more about ecological projects and lifestyles.

We have only a small amount of beds to receive and welcome paying guests; everyone else is working or volunteering here and you will be warmly welcomed into our community of ecological minded travellers.

Dinner and breakfast each day is included for you free. Each day we share a big meal together and it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet everyone. Most nights we also light a campfire and share stories, experiences, great conversations and music. We cultivate a peaceful environment where the focus is on learning and sharing.

You are very welcome to join in and spend time in the organic garden, learning with the garden team, or making delicious food with the chef in the kitchen – but the choice is yours – the gardens are also beautiful for relaxing, doing yoga or reading if that’s what you need.

We have a large library full of books about organic gardening, composting, urban sustainable living and we regularly hold movie nights with an environmental or social focus. We also run skill sharing sessions, and if you have a skill you would like to share with everyone else we would love for you to show us – perhaps you can teach us yoga, or jewellery making, how to play the guitar or salsa – we would love to learn.

Our 2 hectare farm is right next to the Waitakere Ranges National Park, with many beautiful hiking options and Piha Surf Beach is only 20 minutes away. In fact we are closer to the national park and the beach than we are to the city centre – and we really appreciate that! Our life is busy with gardens, trees and birds and we are not busy with concrete, buildings and traffic.

We are all travellers living here, most on working holiday visas and a lot of our volunteers are part of the wwoofing program. We love that we intentionally create a beautiful community and a travellers home where we value organic farming, ecological & sustainable lifestyles, sharing resources, learning, peaceful environment, community living and friendship.

If you are an adventurous traveller, looking for a deeper connection and you love eco projects and sustainable living – welcome to our eco paradise! You will love, and be inspired by our place.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing a delicious home cooked meal.

Facilities

  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Washing machine

Directions

From the Airport - 2 options:

1) Take the Airport Express Bus (www.airbus.co.nz - $16, one hour) to New Market and then the Western Waitakere Train line to Sunnyvale Train Station (www.maxx.co.nz - $6, 30 minutes). The total cost is $24, with a journey time of an hour and a half.

2) Take the Super Shuttle (www.supershuttle.co.nz). The cost is $51 per person and it takes about an hour.


From the city centre by train:
If you want to take the train here, take the Western train line from Britomart (central Auckland) in the direction of Waitakere. Stop at Sunnyvale station - from there it's a short walk (about 600m) to our home. Then follow directions as below.

On foot from Sunnyvale Train Station:
Walking back in the direction of Auckland, going towards the traffic light on the bridge on Seymour Road. Turn left onto Seymour Road. Then turn right onto Rangeview Road. Go right and cross over the train tracks. Turn left onto Sherrybrooke Place; we're at the very end of the road at 2A. Follow the driveway and you will go past the fruit sheds to arrive at the house. Say hello to everyone you meet along the way, we are very friendly in New Zealand!

We look forward to seeing you.

Please note that our street is very small and not well-known. No-one knows our street so they won't be able to give you directions - your best bet is to print the map above and bring it with you!
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