All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .5
Persons: 1 to 2(couples good)
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 24309
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Last Updated: October 15, 2017
Hello travellers….and kiwis…...
happy new years!!!
Finally the first days of summer….sort of...come on sun!
We are open to new helpers from today 9 jan 2017.
From now thru to 21 Jan.
Looking for someone with some plaiting /macrame experience and will be doing some jewellery finishing.
Its so sweet to dig the soil and feel how alive it is after 5 years gardening here!
We feel its going to be a abundant summer.
Also on the land ,trees are full of fruit and needing some feeding, lawns are growing fast so lawn mowing often.
Some days there will be some help in the house, cleaning etc.
Any one who can make simple but tidy macramé for our necklaces would be great!
We are a family of four with two girls aged 4 almost 5 and 8 years old.
Two cats, heaps of chickens, ducks, and 5 ducklings growing fast, so cute!
As well as all the wild birds, Kereru coming in to eat the holly berries.
On our property we have extensive vegetable gardens, young orchard, hens, and hundreds of native plantings.
We are organic and strive to be gentle with the land.
We are jewellers working from home, designing, manufacturing and marketing our creations, check out our facebook page link above.
We have a self contained house bus for helpers accommodation.
Phone and limited data internet in our home.
Home is 6km to Raglan town, 14km to Manu bay surf points, 35km to Hamilton, a few k down the road to bridal veil falls and on to Ruapuke beach….
So it is better if helpers have own transport, but ok if you haven't, as its an easy hitch to raglan and we also go often.
At present exchange is offered for 4 hours of work per day. Accommodation and two shared meals, lunch after a mornings work \, which is usually 9.30 till 1.30, and then dinner. Breakfast is you to organise and have in the bus, as mornings are a busy family time getting kids ready for school.
Work is a combination of gardening, tree care, building work, general home help including cleaning and time with our girls who enjoy the outdoors and thrive on our slice of paradise.
Jewellery wise its coming into our busy time. So Yannis is a lot in the studio, and sometimes will need help to sand and make cords.
The building projects are mostly done, the latest one is to build a composting toilet and put in a new shower in the cottage.
So helpers with energy , lots of motivation and desire to garden, look after trees, animals and play with kids are happily welcomed.
Our style is to do a two day trail period to see that we are all compatible, as much for the helper as for our family.
After those two days we check in, and if all are happy then we like for the helper to stay on for at least a week.
Which provides continuity , familiarity and ease.
Please note: we strive to be organic and chemical free on land and in homes, septic system is organic and can be damaged by chemicals, so Shampoos etc need to be natural and chemical free, ask us if not sure.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Please look at our feedbacks received.
We speak Spanish and English and are easy going people.
Monika and Yannis