Environmental Creative outdoor spaces and accommodation available in Eco Sanctuary.
Down to Earth NZ is under its 8 year of development and looking to open up to guests and small scale events this Summer 2021.
The off-grid property is within 10 min of the Bay of Islands Airport in Rural private setting on North facing 10 acres overlooking the Waimate North Valley.
Its been designed around the nature and features and we have created and opened up several niches in the nature with winding paths and planting interlinking the outdoor spaces and unique variety of accommodation builds sensitively and privately landscaped into the Nature. Most of the Years has been establishing plantings throughout the property and sourcing and installing the range of reclaimed building materials.
Repurposing and using the local resources available have been the strong influence of the development.
We are working with Creative Northland to expand our network of contacts within the creative world and hope to meet you all in time, as we would love to see other creatives utilizing the spaces for workshops, displays, symposiums. We have multiple options from glassy cabins and outdoor spaces for people to showcase their works.
We are are still developing a staged development plan which is now taking place with improvements planned this year for Solar Lighting and more communal facilities.
We have these areas ready to use and some buildings are ready for use or guests.
Gated Wildflower Circles, Forest Glade, Lakeside lawn, island and open covered room. A lawn on the grassy field with striking shade sails, an amphitheater, Olive groves. Decking areas, regenerating forest area, permaculture gardens and other pocket forests with streams and tributaries throughout.
We also have available an eclectic range of props, tables/furniture, decor and potted plants for event usage and hundreds of meters of LED lighting.
A large scale permaculture project is underway with stage 1 and 2 complete of an ecological paradisiac production garden and orchard featuring a winding stream and creative constructed features.
Down to Earth NZ will attract Visitors, schools and corporations wanting more from their experience including retreats, educational visits and community minded experiences. Our guests will seek adventure and Zen, they will want to explore and discover.
More than above mentioned, Down to Earth NZ will also be a wedding and events venue, hosting conferences, workshops and seminars in sustainable future and eco-build as well as offer a range of art and wellness classes lead by local instructors.
We are planning and planting a full range of Māori medicinal plants for local experts who are practised in Rongua and a huge range of Harakeke stock for weavers to demonstrate their craft.
The next year we want to work with creatives to make an established yearly event for artists Symposiums so we can accommodate artists and display their works in an open community inspired weekend open day.
Down to Earth NZ will provide visitors and guests with the option of booking excursions and experiences through us.
This additional aspect of our concept JOURNEY, EXPLORE, DISCOVER is what will set us apart. Whether it is a journey of inner equilibrium and peace or physical adventures in nature, we will provide advice and opportunities such as outdoor massage, meditation and yoga classes in our own forest; photography, art and sculpture classes; horse treks and deep water fishing and route and sightseeing recommendations all to the related experts in their field.
Furthermore, the aim of Down to Earth NZ is to become a center for sustainability and eco-environmental progress in future builds and methods. By hosting and inviting professional peers to hold a great selection of seminars and workshops, our aim is to offer groups and individuals the opportunity to join in the discussions of sustainable development and the future. This means that Down to Earth NZ not only caters for the tourists and travellers but also for international, national and local conference and seminar-goers.
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