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New Plymouth
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 44362
Region: Taranaki

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Last Updated: October 27, 2017

Nestled up against the Pouakai ranges with birds eye view of the coastline, our home has a bush backdrop with easy walking access to Egmont National Park while being only 15 minutes drive from New Plymouth.

Our house is located a 10 minute walk from the Mangorei Track, which allows for access to Pouakai cabin and the trail network beyond. We have 10 acres of land, 6 of which is native bush continuous with the national park.

We purchased this land 4 years ago and have started the hard work of converting it from a beef paddock to a lifestyle property complete with gardens, fences, windbreak and an orchard. We have already planted upwards of 1000 (mostly native) trees on the property, installed an "infinity lawn", planted a fruit orchard, created internal paddocks using 3 board fencing and landscaped several gardens.

We just bought another bunch of trees, shrubs and groundcover and so the work involved would be planting these but also weeding, raking out gravel and other gardening. If the weather is particularly bad, it would likely be some indoor work like cleaning or possibly cooking.

Our family includes two young boys (6 and 3), a terrier cross puppy (Sox), a cat (Noche) and two cows. Both my husband and myself have studied and worked overseas (Japan, Alaska, USA) and traveled extensively. We enjoy trail running, volleyball, mountain biking, gardening and going to the beach. We really enjoy helpx and meeting people from all over the world.

We require an average of 4 hours of work for each night stayed plus helping out with dinner tidy up (~10 minutes). The work can be doubled up so that 8 hours could be completed one day and have the next day off as to offer time to tramp in the national park. We have central heating and a tidy room with a queen sized bed in 3 year old home. We are non-smokers, non-drinkers and eat tasty, mostly homemade, gluten-free foods (organic when available).

We both drive into town daily and so would be able to assist with rides when we are already going to/from town.

(All photos are taken from our property except for the one on the beach.)

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