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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 25801
Region: Taranaki

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Last Updated: October 18, 2017

KIA ORA / GREETINGS .... I am currently booked up and I can host helpers in early November.

If you are keen - Let me know your skills. The 'help' is varied and depends on what projects I am working on ...

I am always doing some gardening - weather dependent - and inside cleaning.
The garden beds always need a weeding and I often
mow the lawns.

A Helper/s with some I.T. experience / knowledge would be wonderful.

Helpers when visiting the mountain often write up their days visit and also we then post a few photos on the Taranaki vista web site.
So, check out my mountain live view web camera website.

I am also interested in creating & making short videos - only if you have good video skills.

I am also re building the property's gasometer .. a bit of cunning engineering is needed here.

AND if you like 'organizing' things then there certainly are a few tasks to do too if it rains and the work is inside.

I also expect helpers to do some voluntary work at the local community recycling shop in Waitara - a real treasure trove. This work is grassroots voluntary community work. It maybe more than the 4 -5 hours per day - but this is your contribution to the community. All the workers at the recycling / "Opp / Recycling " shop are unpaid and voluntary.

I really like the 'helper' to do 4.5 - 5 hours work per 'day' I host you - each night you stay is part of a 'day'. I am flexible with the days if you want to have full days off for tramping, walking or just having a complete day of rest.
and ............ please don't arrive at the end of the day .. before noon is good.

The mountain, the coastline, the beaches and the coast is worth visiting.

Warm beds, all linen and towels.
All meals.
I am okay with different preferences for food types ... .. vegetarian ... vegan .. etc.
Wifi available.
An interesting visit :)) .
I have local knowledge though my photographic work.

Here is my profile - I am an artist, a visual activist. I live at the ex Tikorangi Dairy - butter & cheese Factory. I bought the property at Tikorangi 40 years ago - so the property has a progression of changes and eras!. The building also houses my photographic/art studio. This is a 3 ha block of land at Tikorangi. I also manage a 16ha block of farm land at Inglewood.
The work is gardening & garden maintenance, building projects, some farm work and web site work. I also take photos for various photographic projects - currently with the oil and gas industry so close to me at Tikorangi and in the northern Taranaki area.
I also do voluntary work at the local community recycling shop in Waitara.
The ideal helper would be able to work unsupervised. It would help to be able to use power tools - lawn mower, a chainsaw & a weed eater too.
I have a dog - a female fox terrier - Meg .. aka Princess Mega.

Mount Taranaki is magnificent and well worth a visit.

check out my mountain live view web camera website.

75% Organic in practice.

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