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Motueka Workshop Details - what to bring - where to stay - maps...

What to bring:
 1. Work gloves & rubber (dishwashing) gloves
 2. Tape measure and utility knife
 3. Cement finishing trowel (if you happen to have one)
 4. Hat, work clothes, rain jacket (mixing and applying the plaster is outside)
 5. Dust mask (disposable type) if you are sensitive to dust

Places to stay:
The Motueka workshop has no space for camping on site. If you want to camp, there is a Top 10 Holiday Park in Mot that also has a variety of rooms. Here is a quick list of places to stay with no particular recommendation and email addresses.

MAPUA LEISURE PARK - bookings@mapualeisurepark.co.nz
THE BARN - backpackers and camping.
FARMSTAY - stay@treedimensions.co.nz 
LAUGHING KIWI - backpackers and self contained bach , backpackers@laughingkiwi.co.nz
RIWAKA HOTEL - BACKPACKERS ACC. -riwakahotel@live.com
TERRACED GARDENS - Chalets - chaletsatteracedgardens@gmail.com
WHITE ELEPHANT BACKPACKERS - info@whiteelephant.co.nz
THE HAPPY APPLE BACKPACKERS - happyapple@xtra.co.nz
HATTRICKS LODGE - beds@hattrickslodge.co.nz
MOTUEKA TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - info@motuekatop10.co.nz
OLD MACDONALDS FARM - @info@oldmacs.co.nz

A recommended restaurant the home owners enjoy very much is CHOKDEE - Thai food $ 15.00 TO $25.00

Other accomodations are available in Motueka also. Please do a web search to locate where you want to stay. The building site is about 10 minutes from town.

The address of the building site is 11 Little Sydney Valley Road, Motueka.
Friday Night Technical session is at Brooklyn School, 256 Umukuri Road, Motueka. Umikuri Rd bends left at Little Sydney Valley Rd. and the school is a short distance.

Here is a PDF map of how to get to the sites after you go through Motueka going west.

Map to Motueka site (PDF)

Download a PDF file of the workshop flyer to share with your friends!  Workshop Flyer

Remember Friday night is a technical session for you to ask questions and learn about strawbale building in general. Saturday and Sunday are hands-on working days. Lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday during the workshop.


For further information please feel free to contact Michael Thomas, Executive Director of Sustainable Building at the address and email below.

The Sustainable Building Alliance
71 Morton Street
Invercargill, 9812
Southland, New Zealand
011 64 3 216 5596 (from the US)
e-mail:  michael@sustainable-building.co.nz

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