Melissa Mary

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Marlborough Sounds, South Island, New Zealand
Minimum Stay:
1 week
English, mixed international


Eco Haven & Wild Life Sanctuary

"Making each day better than the last"

This is the Deal

A Natural Paradise in the Heart of the Marlborough Sounds: 'Learn the Lifestyle' ... Your opportunity to learn about Eco-Living & Practical Survival Skills
Facilities: For individuals, groups, tours, retreats, exchanges and trainees in 'Learning the Life Style' Tira Ora has an Eco Designed Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Stage and Kitchen that opens onto Greenhouses, because fresh is best. The main Eco-Facility has beautiful views of the Tira Ora Mountains and Private Bay. It is in the prime location to enhance the enjoyment of your stay.

Tira Ora has a purpose-built arts & crafts Living space with a wooden stair case that will lead you to our 2nd Story Loft/Bunk-House with views that stretch across the land. Other sleeping options include Hammocks in various locations to enjoy the 1000's of stars during summer months and 'Pick your Campsite' for those who prefer the tenting experience. With no sound pollution, everyone enjoys their peaceful rests at Tira Ora.

If you are an early riser, you can walk to the middle of the airstrip, behold the first morning light and hear the native birds orchestra that fill the Tira Ora mountains melodiously, just one of the many beautiful experiences you will cherish as you enjoy time with us in the Marlborough Sounds.

We welcome people of all ages who want to be close to nature, who seek peace and refreshment from 'modern day living' those who are finding their place & purpose in the world, those who would like to make new friends, try new things, learn a variety of practical Survival Skills that will equip you for life. We welcome all those who seek new experiences and those seeking to find your worth and value in the Global-Exchange lifestyle you’ll find with other Friends from around the world at Tira Ora.

Tira Ora has been said to 'Inspire a Healthier way of Living’ Provide a 'Refreshing Environment', has been described as a place for 'Inspiration & Clarity', with its peaceful setting and natural ambiance Tira-Ora provides a full cultural experience.

Activities include:

'Learn the Life-Style' Projects and Skill Exchanges include:

Permaculture landcare, organic growing, planting, harvesting, cooking, building, cleaning, catering, entertaining, fixing, mechanics, woodwork, firewood, painting, animal care, fishing, hunting, beach care, track clearing, Hut building, repairs, stone wall making, composting, fertilizing these combined with:

Survival Skills, Arts & Crafts, Music and Dance, drama and poetry, Plant Identification, Star Identification, Mountain Climbing, Global Discussions, Communication skills, natural Spa activities among cascading waterfalls, making natural body lotions, clays and cosmetics, Swimming, Encouragement, musical instrument making, photography and Alternative Energy systems.

Tira Ora Provides a full cultural experience in the setting of a New Zealand model of sustainable living.

For more details you are welcome to message us, Look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome Skills: Building, Painter, Artist, Gardening, Musician, Farmer, Machinary, Handman, Track Clearing, Fishing, Cleaning, Earth Building, Construction, Positive Attitude, Good Work Ethic


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- Smokers allowed

+ Internet Access

+ Have animals/pets