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Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 51899
Region: Golden Bay

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Last Updated: January 26, 2017

Hey there, we are a young family of 5 living away from it all in the native bush of the west coast of Golden Bay. We live off the grid in a solar powered, natural home. Lars is a beekeeper, so he works a lot during summer season. Suzi's focus is on the home and the children 6, 3 and 1 year old. We have vegetable gardens, chickens, continuous building and landscaping projects, and we are homeschooling the oldest girl, so heaps to do!

We go with the standard 4 hours of help in exchange for meals and accommodation. Next to that we also expect help with doing the dishes or preparing meals. Just like you would do at home. Most of the food we eat is organic. We eat meat, but not much, our focus is mainly on fresh, healthy vegetarian food.

This is a remote location, suited for people who love nature and family life. There's some hiking tracks and beautiful beaches around, it would be easiest if you have your own car, but not essential. We normally go to Takaka once a week.
Because we are on limited solar power, we need to be aware of our power consumption, so leave your electrical toothbrush at home:)

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