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Mapua
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 17655
Region: Nelson

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Last Updated: December 6, 2017

We live close to Ruby Bay and have a sizeable garden to weed and take care of. We are situated on one hectare in a tranquil rural setting, with abundant bird life.

We have 1 cats, 3 chickens & 3 goats.

We seek mature (which is only loosely correlated with age), hard-working people who would like to share our lifestyle while helping out around the place. We are vegetarian (though do eat fish). The work is varied, but usually is weeding and gardening! Other tasks workers have taken on include painting, firewood gathering, splitting and stacking, construction work, cleaning, pruning, cleaning out the chicken and/or goat house, and whatever else is going on.

Our expectation regarding amount of work is that you would get involved in whatever tasks are under way and take reasonable initiative; 5 hours per day in exchange for accommodation and shared meals. For us the relationship must be one of equals, not boss and workers, and to that end a sense of humour, some shared interests, and excellent English (since we are effectively monolingual) are essential.

In return we often take our workers for walks, swims, mountain bike rides or tramps and show them some of the local places of interest, as well as providing clean, comfortable accommodation in a lovely peaceful setting.

As we are 35km from Nelson and 15km from Motueka (where the nearest supermarkets etc are) having your own vehicle is all but essential. We're happy to pick up and drop off at the bus stop 5km away, but don't offer a taxi service.
Minimum length of stay 1 week, after that negotiable.

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