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Exciting things are happening here! We have found this a place to grow many potent visions.  We have planted the seeds and grown the seedlings for the garden of good things to come.  We need the nourishment for these seedlings to grow.  We are asking for sponsorship to keep the magic projects happening! This land is abundant and the sharing of it can continue and grow with your help!    This is home to MamaZing Kombucha, 6 people, 5 horses, 4 cats, and a very many visitors.  And will be home to many more to come. We have a short amount of time to do this!  Every bit adds up.       We believe with the help of the collective, we can raise the funds to keep MamaZing Kombucha flowing, and this organic land growing.  Contribute to MudWood MamaZing MagicLand to help support amazing projects!  We need to keep this Magic Land sacred and open for sharing! Be involved in the growth of a wonderful vision and reality.
Together we can do this!

MamaZing MudWood MagicLand Sponsorship

by Amira MudWood

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Fern Flat, Peria, New Zealand

Amira MudWood

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Campaign Story

 Hello all.  Kia ora.  May this find you well in the world.  We have successfully raised the funds for the land to be purchased with generous donations and a wonderful offering of an interest free loan! 

The week leading up to Free Up (“lockdown”), 11 people turned up on our doorstep.  6 of us remain.  The remainder of us are here to settle and build our homes and create magic on the land.

This group of people is also the new MamaZing team.  We have envisioned making MamaZing a cooperative with people on the land.  That is now a reality.  Exciting times ahead!

What is happening right not on the land has made it more apparent than ever that we need to remain here on this land and hold space for awesome things to happen. For this, we are open to donations towards ongoing land projects.

Co-creating and co-existing in a natural way feels like the way forward to a less exhausted and more fulfilled life.  We are tribal beings.  And here we have a home for tribe.  Space for some to live and some to visit and experience.  Organic living in tune with nature and each other.

In this time we are calling Free Up instead of Lock Down, as the government and press calls it, we have been forming a beautiful cooperative of people.  Teaming up to grow food, create MamaZing Kombucha, ferments, chocolates, tea, and the growing Apothecary of natural medicine and to live in an authentic, creative, and sustainable way on this land.

The horses are providing comfort and relaxation for those here.   We are learning how to be with them as they help to maintain the land and hold spirit.  The cats are keeping people amused and loved up, as usual. 

The woods are a place of solace and peace, as well as a hive of activity as fallen trees are made into fire wood and prepared for roundhouse building.

We continue to brew MamaZing Kombucha and send Kombucha, medicinal Mushrooms, and ZingChi Ferments around New Zealand. And the refill taps will flow again soon.

A new floor has been built in the packout room and soon to follow, insulated walls for a conditioning room. And then a chiller to preserve the stock.  The floor and walls are recycled materials, mostly found on the land or locally for free.

The garden is in prepare for winter planting mode.   Seeds are sprouting, trees are being mulched, and compost is constantly being made.   A hive of activity.  A new pig fence has been built so the wild pigs don’t enjoy all of the fruits of our labours.  Team efforts bring great rewards.

The house is a community hub and is housing a cooking roster with shared meals, the sharing of healthy food creation, new ways of living, and bursting with creativity and music!

Our business, during this time of shut down in New Zealand, has slowed to a trickle.    Some online orders are keeping things moving slowly, and we are still providing to a couple of shops which are open.  The markets and events have stopped in our busy period.  New Zealand has been in hibernation.  Slow to go to sleep and quick to wake up as things start to reopen.   We have faith MamaZing will make it through, and are working on restructuring some things during this time, preparing to launch long awaited new things, as well as building things that have needed building to improve the systems.  Meanwhile, eeking along and living on the joy we create together and the visions we all now share.

The world is in crisis.  But on the land, the gratitude is high, the blessings are being counted, and we are enjoying life and being productive in ways that feel healthy for us and the world around us.

  We need financial help to continue the vision for a sanctuary, wellness and education centre, food forest, healthy food and natural medicine business, and organic land that is well loved and nurtured. 

Even a little bit is not little.  Each of us has the power to make a huge difference to someone.  Every donation makes a huge difference to us.

We are Amira and Jo MudWood.  Creators of MamaZing Kombucha, MudWood music and Art, and guardians of Magic Land. We are also now Anakayla, Oliver, Helena, and Sophie.  We are committed to sharing our ways of living with the world to help inspire others.  We live with organic and nature based principles, focus on sustainability for the planet and creatures on it, and strive for helping create and maintain a healthier world.  Those of you that know us know that we work hard to create our unique Kombucha and other medicinal products, as well as sharing our music and art with the world in hopes to inspire and share messages of transformation, connections, and truth.  We do what we do for love of this life.  And now we do this with others as a collective.  Allowing space for others to come and learn, experience, and live.

We have found this a place to grow many potent visions.  We have planted the seeds and grown the seedlings for the garden of good things to come.  We need the nourishment for these seedlings to grow.  We are asking for help with the funding to keep this land under the feet of MamaZing and MudWood. This land is magic and the sharing of it can continue and grow with your help!  We have a very limited amount of time to raise the funds for settlement. We have exhausted all other options.  This is an urgent plea for help!  This is home to MamaZing Kombucha, us, 5 horses, 4 cats, and a very many visitors.  And will be home to many more to come.

During this time, Free Up, as we call it, 7 people have found themselves here on the land. After a month together in this bubble, we have decided to stay together and create this co-creative experience on MudWood MagicLand.  7 wonder-filled people with energy for co-existence, co-creation, co-operation, and living in a positive and authentic way.

Magic Land was the name given to the land we work and live on by the previous loving guardians. This land is a 50 acre patch of magic in an area that was cleared for farming.  Forest, ponds, river, beautiful trees, abundance of food and herbs.  This land and its existing spaces hold possibilities for many people to be involved in and to spend time or live here.  We have already hosted many visitors, work exchange folks, and people who have experienced the magic of this place.  The house on it is perfect as a shared space and heartquarters for MamaZing and education centre.  We intend to build our roundhouse on the land to free up the house.  As it flows, we share the house with all who stay on the land presently.

MamaZing Kombucha is made here with Spring water and many Herbs from the land.  MamaZing Kombucha is a special Kombucha herbal elixir, which is spreading like mycelium.  Our focus is on maximum health by making a very quality Kombucha and sustainability through refills and returns.  Delectables, ZingChi, and MamaZing Apothecary Herbs are also made and grown here.  The MamaZing heartquarters is in the house.  And the workshop area is the making studio for all things created for fitting out MamaZing shops and MudWood galleries.  This land is in the Faraway North of New Zealand.  A sub tropical, lush landscape.  A river runs through the land.  And the ocean is not too far away,and the river runs through the land.  Springs are ever flowing.

Our Pledge:

  This land is for sharing.  Sharing with others to live on, work on and offer experiences on. 

There is a new group on the land of 6 people.  Passionate about permaculture, organic and healthy living, creativity, and sharing.  We are brewing up some great visions and getting a lot accomplished.

We  have been hosting work exchange folks and intern/ apprentices.  The experiences they have here on the land and living an organic, healthy lifestyle are enriching.  People that come through learn many new skills and take away different perspectives. We would like to offer apprenticeships as well as workshops and classes in Feltmaking, Woodcraft, Roundhouse building, Art and Music, Healthy living, organic horticulture, and more.

We hosted our first music day event here this summer.  We plan to host more live music concerts, youth events, and organic living events. We already have plans for a seasonal music day.

  We are looking to put this land in a Charitable Trust or form of cooperative agreement and form an education centre, wellness centre, and venue for resonant events and gatherings.

There is much land available for growing food for the community.  We currently grow Bananas, and have started Turmeric, Ginger, and other special Herbs and foods.  We look to growing many subtropicals as well as ingredients for MamaZing.

We envision a wellness and creativity focused retreat sanctuary here.  We have the ability to build beautiful Roundhouses and can facilitate workshops.  This is where the Mud and Wood truly meet on the physical plane!  We see having a few retreat roundhouses, as well as other people who live on the land dwelling in co-built roundhouses.  This land is a sanctuary in this world.  We would like to honour this and offer space for others in the ways we can.  And to offer enriching experiences for all who come.

We see MudWood Magic Land as a place we have been offered guardianship of in faith. The land will be maintained organically and with utmost integrity for the environment.  We seek others to join us here on the land.  We purchased this 50 acre paradise with land and buildings and an intention to share it. It has multiple house sites which are open to build accommodations and retreat roundhouses on.

MamaZing Kombucha is growing so well here.  There is scope in this business for cooperative opportunities and community involvement. We are growing so well here.  Many things are growing so well here.  Please help us to stay here and grow these great visions!

Every bit adds up.  And will help to create an environment for wellness, growth, and sharing.

This is not an all or nothing campaign.  This is an ongoing donation crowdfunding.

  Let’s do this together!!!

Arohanui, Love, Amira and Jo

 

Below we have our Pledge Gratitude Gifts.  If you would like to receive one of these for your pledge/ donation, please ensure you register with your name and email address when you pledge.  An email will be sent when we receive your pledge.

$10-$19 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you!

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news!

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$20-$49 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations! And thank You!

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*A night’s stay in a tent under the stars at MudWood MagicLand

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news!

*Download of our first music album Shine.

*Each month, you will receive a new MudWood song preview.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news!

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$50-$99 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations! And thank You!

*We will plant a Seed in your honour on the land. You will receive a photo of the plant as it grows into harvest!

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*A 2 night’s stay in a tent under the stars at MudWood MagicLand

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news!

*Download of our first music album Shine.

*Each month, you will receive a new MudWood song preview.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news!

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$100-$499 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you! What you will receive as our gratitude for your contribution:

*A MamaZing Kombucha on us! (New Zealand only!)

**We will plant a Herb bush in your honour on the land. You will receive a photo of the Herb each season as it grows! This will be a beneficial Herb or Tea bush on the land here.

*A three night’s stay in a tent at MudWood MagicLand.

*A MudWood Art Print (New Zealand, posted print. International, digital print.)

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news!

*Download of our first music album Shine.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news!

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$500-$1000 Pledge Gratitude Gift
Congratulations and thank you! Congratulations and thank you! What you will receive as our gratitude for your contribution:

*A big MamaZing on us! (New Zealand only!)

**Plant a Tree and Watch it Grow! We will plant a Tree on the land here in your honour. We will send seasonal updates of its growth!

*A two night’s stay in a private room or week in a tent at MudWood MagicLand.

*A MudWood Art Print (New Zealand, posted print. International, digital print.)

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Download of our first music album Shine.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news
*Early bird notification for MudWood concerts and events with discount tickets.

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$1000-$4999 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you! What you will receive as our gratitude for your contribution:

*A 5 day stay at MudWood MagicLand in a deluxe tent.

**We will plant a Tree in your honour here on the land. You will receive updates and photos as the tree grows.

**A 12 box of MamaZing Kombucha on us! (New Zealand only)

*Download of our first music album Shine. And download of our next new album.

*A MudWood Art Print (New Zealand, posted print. International, digital print.)

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.

*Updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$5000-$9999 Donation Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you!

As a thank you for our gratitude for your contribution, you will receive:

***A week long catered stay at MudWood MagicLand for 2 including healthy meals, MamaZing Kombucha, and a personal MudWood concert. You will be provided transport from the airport.

**Hats off to you! You will also receive a custom made Hatty and a Hatter’s Exquisite Hat. You may choose this off the website or discuss custom hattage with us.

*** A 12 box of MamaZing Kombucha on us! (New Zealand only)

**We will plant a Tree or a Herb bush in your honour here on the land. You will receive updates and photos as the tree grows.

*A MudWood Art Print (New Zealand, posted print. International, digital print.)

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Download of our first music album Shine.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.  You will be welcome to hear or attend our concerts for no charge.

*You will receive updates along the way about exciting MudWood and MamaZing news!

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

You will receive updates along the way about exciting MudWood news!

 

$10,000-$19999 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you!

As a thank you for our gratitude for your contribution, you will receive:

***A two week long catered stay at MudWood MagicLand including healthy meals, MamaZing Kombucha, body/ skin treatments, and a personal MudWood concert. (If this cannot be used, it can be paid forward to someone else as a scholarship.)

**Hats off to you! You will also receive a custom made Hatty and Hatter’s Exquisite Hat. You may choose this off the website or discuss custom hattage with us.

**A MudWood House Concert at the place of your choosing. (Within New Zealand unless travel is paid for and arranged.)

*** A 12 box of MamaZing Kombucha on us! (New Zealand only)

**We will plant a Tree and Herb or Tea bush in your honour here on the land. You will receive updates and photos as the tree and bush grow.

**We will share photos and video of our creative processes with you. Sketches and illustrations. Songs. Sculptures. Art in progress.

*Download of our first music album Shine and our next MudWood album.

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.
You will be welcome to hear or attend our concerts for no charge.

*You will have some access to our very special and sought after behind the scenes glimpses.

*You will receive updates along the way about exciting MudWood news!

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$20,000- $49999 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you!

As a thank you for our gratitude for your contribution, you will receive:

***A month long catered retreat for 2 at MudWood MagicLand; including healthy meals,  MamaZing Kombucha, body/ skin treatments, and a personal MudWood concert. Time with the horses is available as part of the retreat.   (If this cannot be used, it can be paid forward to someone else as a scholarship.)

**A MudWood original painting or sculpture. (Choice from what is available or discuss custom piece.)

**Hats off to you! You will also receive a custom made Hatty and Hatter’s Exquisite Hat. You may choose this off the website or discuss custom hattage with us.

**An annual MudWood House Concert at the place of your choosing. (Within New Zealand unless travel is paid for and arranged.)

*** A 12 box of MamaZing Kombucha on us each month for one year! (New Zealand only)

**We will plant a Tree and Herb or Tea bush in your honour here on the land. You will receive updates and photos as the tree and bush grow.

*Download of our first music album Shine and our next MudWood album.

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.
You will be welcome to hear or attend our concerts for no charge.

*You will have some access to our very special and sought after behind the scenes glimpses.

*You will receive updates along the way about exciting MudWood news!

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$50,000-$99,000 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you!

As a thank you for our gratitude for your contribution, you will receive:

***An annual month long catered retreat at MudWood Magicland for 3 years; including healthy meals,  MamaZing Kombucha, body/ skin treatments, and a personal MudWood concert. Time with the horses is available as part of the retreat. Longer stay can be arranged. (If this cannot be used, it can be paid forward to someone else as a scholarship.)

**A MudWood original painting or sculpture. (Choice from what is available or discuss custom piece.)

**Hats off to you! You will also receive a custom made Hatty and Hatter’s Exquisite Hat. You may choose this off the website or discuss custom hattage with us.

**An annual MudWood House Concert at the place of your choosing. (Within New Zealand unless travel is paid for and arranged.)

***A monthly supply of MamaZing Kombucha for one year. (New Zealand only at this time.)

***You will be given early option to purchase MudWood one-of-a-kind works of Art. And may be sent Art sketches once in awhile digitally.

**We will share photos and video of our creative processes with you. Sketches and illustrations. Songs. Sculptures. Art in progress.

**We will plant a Tree and Herb or Tea bush in your honour here on the land. You will receive updates and photos as the tree and bush grow.

*Download of our first music album Shine and our next MudWood album.

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.
You will be welcome to hear or attend our concerts for no charge.

*You will receive updates along the way about exciting MudWood news!

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$100,000-$399,000 Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you! As a thank you for our gratitude for your contribution, you will receive:

***Annual 3 month long retreat at MudWood Magicland for 10 years; including MamaZing Kombucha, body/ skin treatments, and a personal MudWood concert. Some meals provided. Time with the horses is available as part of the retreat. You will be provided transport from the airport and while you are here. Possibility of longer stay/ land share. Possibility of Roundhouse retreat built for accommodation.

***You will be given early option to purchase MudWood one-of-a-kind works of Art. And may be sent Art sketches once in awhile digitally.

**A MudWood original painting or sculpture. (Choice from what is available or discuss custom piece.)

**Hats off to you! You will also receive a custom made Hatty and Hatter’s Exquisite Hat. You may choose this off the website or discuss custom hattage with us.

**An annual MudWood House Concert at the place of your choosing. (Within New Zealand unless travel is paid for and arranged.)

***A monthly supply of MamaZing Kombucha for years. (New Zealand only at this time.)

**We will share photos and video of our creative processes with you. Sketches and illustrations. Songs. Sculptures. Art in progress.

**We will plant a Tree and Herb or Tea bush in your honour here on the land. You will receive updates and photos as the tree and bush grow.

**Special Artworks and bits of magic sent seasonally.

*Download of our first music album Shine and our next MudWood album.

*A specially written thank you song (for all contributors) and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.
You will be welcome to hear or attend our concerts for no charge.

*A sneak preview of our next album in the form of song sketches and any videos we might make. And a finished CD or vinyl at the end.

*You will have some access to our very special and sought after behind the scenes glimpses.

*You will receive updates along the way about exciting MudWood news!

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

$400,000 and up Pledge Gratitude Gift

Congratulations and thank you!

As a thank you for our gratitude for your contribution, you will receive:

***A MudWood Roundhouse built in your honour!
A 6 month long retreat in this beautiful roundhouse at MudWood Magicland; including MamaZing Kombucha, body/ skin treatments, and a personal MudWood concert. Some meals provided. Time with the horses is available as part of the retreat. You will be provided transport from the airport and while you are here. And have transport available while staying. This could be an annual arrangement.

***You will be given early option to purchase MudWood one-of-a-kind works of Art. And may be sent Art sketches once in awhile digitally.

**A MudWood original painting or sculpture. (Choice from what is available or discuss custom piece.)

**Hats off to you! You will also receive a custom made Hatty and Hatter’s Exquisite Hat. You may choose this off the website or discuss custom hattage with us.

**An annual MudWood House Concert at the place of your choosing. (Anywhere in the world.)

***A monthly supply of MamaZing Kombucha. (New Zealand only at this time.)

**We will share photos and video of our creative processes with you. Sketches and illustrations. Songs. Sculptures. Art in progress.

**We will plant a Tree and Herb or Tea bush in your honour here on the land. You will receive updates and photos as the tree and bush grow.

**Special Artworks and bits of magic sent annually.

*Download of our first music album Shine and our next MudWood album.

*A specially written thank you song and video, complete with a silly dance.

*Special offers and early bird notice for our web and live concerts.
You will be welcome to hear or attend our concerts for no charge.

*You will have some access to our very special and sought after behind the scenes glimpses.

*You will receive updates along the way about exciting MudWood news.

Behind-the-scenes Stuffs. (Video and photos of land and MudWood/ MamaZing projects)
MudWood Magic Land updates
Sneak peeks of new Art, Music, and developments on the land.

 

***Custom Arrangement***

*This can feature any of these above, or none at all.  Loans or land sharing are also considered. Contact us to discuss some exciting possibilities!

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