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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5.6
Persons: 1-3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 52420
Region: Bay of Plenty

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Last Updated: October 16, 2017

Hello... a bit about us and what we do on our own special little speck of earth here in Oropi...

We are set on a 13.5 acre life-style block about 20mins to Tauranga, 30mins to Mount Maunganui beach and also Rotorua.

I can pick people up from Tauranga city centre or Bethlehem if using public transport.

We have just put the garlic in and the glasshouse has the winter-crop beans over the next few months and then several berry and fruit crops over summer (yum!).

Our in-progress big project this spring is to re-establish the super-large vege garden with heirloom varieties to feed the property and the community (and preserve the heritage seeds for future generations), while implementing Permaculture principles and eventually Bio-dynamics for more self-sufficiency.

I have a cute dog and occasionally a couple of teenage goats from over the fence plus the 'neigh'bours horse/s doing some grass control and we have 20 chickens and bantams!

There are usually 3-4 flatmates in the house as well as myself, a friend in his bus over at the grading shed, a family of 3 in the separate cottage.

I have a bunk room available, plus another single/twin room (all shared bathroom) with wifi for basic internet use.

We have a lovely community here and with a brand new local hall there will be loads of fun and festivities coming up over the next few months!

I am looking for helpers for general yard and horticultural work and maybe some building, house-work or other odd jobs.

The days and weeks are varied so there is always something happening around here, inside and out!

I would prefer vege/semi-vegetarian, but if meat-eaters don't mind cooking for themselves then facilities are available.

Work hours/days are flexible (4hrs a day per night-stay covers food, bed and limited wifi) and smoking outside on the covered deck please.

Our little community looks forward to meeting you :)

Hi everyone.. I have space available now for 1-2 helpers, but do check in as things change around here daily!

(please note: this is a large and complex property and also huge house to maintain, with many occupants and projects on the go at any time that I run on my own as well as working away some days... please only apply if you are able and/or willing to do any task that may be 'on the list' for the short period you are here.. I try to find things that fit different workers and their preferences and experience, but if you require more attention, this may not suit you)

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