Myth-Busting Top 5 Worries about Rural Living 1. Isolation There is a perception that country living is quite isolated and non-social, since obviously there is distance and separation between dwellings. However, this is a common misconception as it means only that you choose when you want to be social or not. In reality urban living […]
Ten reasons why country living is great for your family and the planet As we settle into our second week of the Covid19 lockdown here in New Zealand, and with the possibility of this being the new normal, it’s a time when many of us might be reappraising where and how we live. What we […]
Flecks of snow adorn the ground, sprinkled all around. The bushes too are draped and bedecked. The stark boldness of reflected light assaults the retina. On the pond, large blobs of it are floating around in a flotilla. This is a most unusual – snow in Rodney? Hues of green are the usual visual feast […]
We have been around for a while, working away, improving the land ready for this new adventure. So now we are selling plots of land to like minded people, people who love the land, to create an off grid haven. Read the story published about Rengaru Farm (or Muriwai Valley Farm) in thisNZlife magazine.
Did you know that you can feed yourself using a quarter acre back yard? A New Plymouth couple who transformed their ‘quarter acre kiwi paradise’ into an urban garden and provide fresh, locally grown organic vegetables year round themselves and others in Taranaki. Check out the article from Stuff… https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/113200496/kiwi-quarter-acre-backyard-paradise-transformed-into-urban-farm
Think about lime coating. It is an all natural product that would fit beautifully into a natural passive home. It has all the hard wearing properties needed in daily life, but without the toxic load that some paints and products come with. Pick your colour, pick your texture, and have something very personal to you.