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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: March 22, 2018

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'd like to host people who have some life and work experience and who can work independently. Please arrive on a Friday so we can get to know each other and work together over the weekend.

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....

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

When we are away on our day job, you can do sightseeing, e g Cape Reinga, go to beaches, hiking... On your 'days off' you provide your own food.

It is VERY QUIET at our place. There is a river to swim in, we do walking in the bush. We have a piano, a guitar (NO TV, 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.

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

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