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Expand your horizons, experience another way to be...

Want to learn more or see things up close and personal? Come visit, relax, learn and enjoy. We offer a number of different options for people looking to visit, stay, learn and work.

Day trip

Day trip

Come to Blockhill for the day! Bring a picnic and your gumboots. Explore our young food forest, meet the Kune Kune pigs, free-range chooks, and Muscovy ducks. A great place to enjoy the country with the birds and bees.
Suitable for groups of 1 - 8 people.

Adults $10 - Children $5 - (Children under 5 yrs - free)


Work experience

Work experience

If you'd like to come and stay with us and help out with our day-to-day activities, we offer an exchange option. You give us 4-5 hours of your time and efforts per day, and in exchange you get 3 wholesome meals, snacks between meals, comfortable accommodation as well as a wealth of practical experience.

We are official WWOOF hosts and have been sharing our home and lifestyle with travellers since early 2012.

Natural living - seeking a better way to inhabit the earth

Water for everyone

Water for everyone

  water  swale  contour  Water is the essence of life and as such we need to be thinking about how to make best use of what we have. The most important work we do is to implement solutions for capturing, storing, diverting and infiltrating rainwater and runoff. This helps build soil, nourish crops, prevent erosion, minimise drought and reduce or eliminate irrigation needs.
Learn about the art of land shaping for natural rainfall catchment, a practical guide to water harvesting and management.
Make the most of the water available, direct surplus water away from wet areas towards dry areas.
Use swales and terraces to halt the flow of water and nutrient off the land and allow it infiltrate and hydrate the soil.
August 21, 2014
Food & crops

Food & crops

We all need and enjoy food, even our food needs food. From establishing a backyard garden to a large food forest we can help guide you towards achieving some degree of food security.
Growing vegetables, fruit and nuts is a low cost, high yield activity that can be carried out at almost any scale and with careful consideration takes very little effort.
Locally grown, chemical free food is a key component to health and vitality.

Just like you, we need a little cash to cover the many things we can't provide for ourselves

Resilient home and lifestyle consultancy

Resilient home and lifestyle consultancy

Get the most out of your home, lifestyle and land by increasing productivity, aesthetics and value.

Use natural design and thinking to develop highly functional living environments that are diverse, beautiful, resilient and nourishing. With careful goal oriented planning and proven techniques we can optimise your land use and suggest improvements that maximise utility, productivity and satisfaction. Come and explore our working example for inspiration and to discuss your project.
  • land assessment and evaluations prior to purchase
  • drought proofing strategies and rainwater catchment for your own oasis
  • food forest advice, design and plants to create an edible, healthy landscape
  • planting advice for wind control and stock feed
  • mapping of assets and infrastructure
Contact Olmec to arrange your consultation.

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