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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 43
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13728
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: August 16, 2017

It helps to book in advance a little as certain times of year are very popular.
We are a small commercial sheep & beef farm, that adopts an organic approach to as much of our farming & lifestyle practices as possible, our household is largely generated towards recycling. We also adopt unwanted livestock, & foster dogs for rehoming. Our policy is for animals in our care to have quality of life. We have almost one of everything (& more than 2 of some) it is advantageous that our guests are comfortable around animals, particularly dogs. A small boutique boarding cattery & dog homestay is also run onsite.
Our guests MUST be non-smokers, have maturity to be self directed in their work to a certain degree, be respectful of our home & have a sense of humour! English is our only language.
Guests would be asked to do 3-4 hours work daily per person in return for full board & lodging, in our very comfortable home. The main things we need help with are: housework/cleaning, cooking, gardening, weeding & planting trees, thistle control. However, duties may also include: knapsack spraying, weedeater operation, stock work, maintaining water system, feeding & walking dogs, feeding other farm animals - we have no children.
Property is located 35 minutes north of downtown Auckland, midway between east & west coast, 15-20 minutes in either direction by car to beautiful coastlines, beaches, & hikes, shops & bus route. Having your own vehicle would be advantageous in exploring the many beautiful features of the area, however we are happy to pickup & drop off at local bus stations & towns. There are nice walks to do locally, + we have mountain bikes that guests are also welcome to use.

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