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Kumara Junction
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 45
Persons: 1
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 38199
Region: West Coast

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Last Updated: November 26, 2017

My partner and I live in a beautiful 100 acre property (most of which is native forest) which needs ongoing maintenance... we need help with clearing weeds and drains from our 600m driveway, and splitting and stacking firewood. There are carpentry tasks, such as making gates,and general farm work which involves lifting and fencing.

Our preference is someone who is strong, has building ability and is capable with machinery. An international drivers licence would be a bonus. We like people who work hard, and are capable of doing so without supervision! We do not need help with housework.

In return for 4 hours work for every night you stay, we look after you well! Our food is all round wholesome farm cooking. (Unfortunately we do not cater for vegetarian/vegan diets)

Please note that our work requirements do not suit for overnight stays. At the moment we want a person who will stay for a minimum of 2 days

Because our climate here on the west coast can be wet, be prepared to work in the rain, although we try to find indoor work, At the moment the long term forecast is for fine weather here

Our property has wonderful views overlooking the Taramakau River, and is secluded (although the property is close to the main highway). It offers great panoramic views and great access via tracks to both the river and through our native bush. There is excellent fishing in the river bordering our farm.

Most of the helpxers we have had so far have have been people in their mid 20s. Many have stayed here longer than a week because they enjoyed our surroundings.

We provide good home prepared food and also a good sense of humour. We have accommodation for you within the house and the use of a separate bathroom.

Please note that our property is a no smoking zone.

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