All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5.6
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 52420
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Last Updated: January 17, 2018
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 have 2 great helpers here til next Tuesday and next Friday, then space for 1-3 again.. join us for some fun in the sun!
Berry season is here (yum!) and we will be picking berries from now through til mid-Feb and other summer gardening and odd-jobs.
If you are able to do simple tasks (or wanting to try something a bit more creative) are enthusiastic, sociable and have initiative, we welcome you!
I try to find interesting jobs that fit different people and their preferences and experience, so some initiative is an advantage.
Our in-progress big project this summer is to re-establish the vege garden with heirloom varieties to feed the property and the community (and preserve the heritage seeds for future generations).
We are gradually implementing and improving Permaculture principles for more self-sufficiency which takes time and motivation if you are keen to learn..
'Work Smarter, Not Harder' makes the most of time, energy and resources and being mindful of our impact on the environment.
I have a cute dog and occasionally a couple of friendly 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 4-5 of us in the house as well as other tenants on the property (the neighbours visit a bit too!).
We 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 and flexibility is the key!
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.
I can pick people up from Tauranga city centre or Bethlehem if using public transport.
Our little community looks forward to meeting you :)
Hi everyone.. I have space available now for 1-3 helpers, but do check in as things change around here daily!
(please note: this is a large and complex property with a huge house to maintain, 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 feel comfortable to do the tasks that may be 'on the list' for the short period you are here..)