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Auckland
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 340 acres/140 hectares
Persons: 1 or a couple
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13614
Region: Auckland

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Last Updated: October 13, 2017

Our property is about an hour's drive from Auckland airport with spectacular sea views on Awhitu peninsula: a 20 minute walk to west coast beaches and ten minute drive to half a dozen harbour beaches. We run an all grass cattle operation. This year we have 500+ beef bulls, three working dogs and a few sheep.

We ask a minimum of four hours work each day. There is always lots to do here. At the moment we are wanting ENERGETIC SELF-MOTIVATED people. Our highest priority at the moment is firewood splitting and weed spraying with a backpack. Also, there is help needed with our garden and basic household chores, and farm cleanup with the quad and trailer.

There are four of us living on the farm. Joy (my partner) and myself, and my two children - Charlie 10 years, and Ella 9 years stay with us for weekends and school holidays. We are a busy, creative household, music playing and lots of projects on the boil.

Accommodation is separate from the house and shared guest bathroom in the main house. Evening meals are shared, breakfast and lunch self-help (plenty of coffee).

There is no public transport to the peninsula but we travel to the nearest town twice a week and we are happy to pick you up from there. Because we are remote, we prefer a minimum stay of THREE WEEKS so we can get some projects done and enjoy a comfortable routine. If you enjoy the outdoors and dramatic scenery this is a great place to stay. We allow limited internet use - no video chat.

GOOD ENGLISH IS ESSENTIAL. References from other hosts preferred and a profile PHOTO please. :)

OUR NEXT OPENING IS NOVEMBER 20th or thereabouts. We are happy to have ONE person or a COUPLE at this time.

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