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Area (ha): 59Ha /146 Acres
Persons: 1
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 55340
Region: Waikato

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Last Updated: December 2, 2017

This time of year the garden needs more care then we can give it. We (50+ couple) are looking for a helper keen on gardening and with some experience. Someone with initiative to help with the tidying and upkeep of our property.

Mainly; weeding, pruning, mowing lawns.

Cooking, dog walking, house work, and other random jobs (e.g.Firewood, painting, DIY) could be on offer too.

If you are an energetic individual who feels comfortable about doing what needs doing around the place without much direction and who is confident with general maintenance type of work and tools and doesn’t mind getting stuck in, feel free to contact us.

We prefer short stays up to 10 days.

We have travelled ourselves and enjoy the company of new people, conversation and exchange of cultures.

This is an ideal situation for someone who needs to improve their English as it is quiet with no other helpers and we have some understanding of French, Dutch and German.

No more then 3-4 hrs of your time a day will be asked for and it is important to us that you are keen to learn about the NZ culture and language and want to explore our area too.

In return for your help we offer a simple bedroom in our house and shared use of all facilities (no pay) and all meals are included. We have an old dog and a cat that live in the house with us, so you will have to be happy with that. We also have 2 sheep, chickens and 140 dairy cows on our small (non organic) dairy farm.

While this is not a farm position you will have the chance to experience and share in our rural lifestyle and farm.

Our location is central (within 1 hr max drive) to many places of interest, including e.g Hobbitton, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton and 2 hrs from Whakapapa Ski fields and Tongariro Crossing in the National park.

Our interests and keywords are; Farming, Gardening, Reading, Cooking/ preserving/ Baking, Travel, DIY, Homeopathy (Esther is a Homeopath), Crafts, Fibre craft (spinning, dyeing, knitting), Board games.

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