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All Year: depends
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 2 or more: depends
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 21649
Region: Far North

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Last Updated: December 13, 2017

Kia ora and hello!
Our home in the middle of Honeymoon Valley surrounded by beautiful native bush. We built this house using local clay (in-situ adobe method) and green roofs. I use a basic mix of permaculture & bio-dynamic principles with projects.
We prefer to host people who have some life and work experience and who can work independently.

We have a workshop with basic tools and I collected recycled wood, bamboo etc. for creative carpentry.

Other activities are mowing, composting, chickens, chopping fire wood, preserving, making vinegar and beer, baking bread, propagating, seed collecting....

For every day you help 4-5 hours/day I exchange accommodation - own room and bathroom - breakfast, sandwich lunch and cooked dinner, mostly organic, when possible with veggies & fruits fresh from the garden. If you need extra snack or a special diet (e.g. gluten free) please bring this with you.

When I am away at my day job, you can do sightseeing, e g Cape Reinga, go to beaches, hiking... On 'days off' you provide your own food.

It is VERY QUIET at my place. There is a river to swim in, we do walking in the bush. I have a piano, a guitar (NO TV, NO WIFI, NO shops here). We like nature, music, films, literature and art.

If you are a family you are welcome, I have plenty of toys from my grandchildren.

My home is 19 km from the beach in Taipa, Doubtless Bay, 350 km North of Auckland, Far North of NZ!

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