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Otaki
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 58275
Region: Wellington

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Last Updated: October 29, 2017

We live in a house truck, and share our block of land with friendly milking sheep, a house cow and calf, a goat, pet pigs in the orchard, ducks, rooster, a retired hen, dog and cat.
Accomodation is basic with the choice of either a cute Bedford house bus or a 10m2 sleep-out. We have a composting toilet system. We have a shower that works most of the time and an awesome fire heated outdoor bath. It's a bit rough here and would suit someone happy with a camping lifestyle.
There is Wifi, electricity and town supply water (we prefer the rain water for drinking). We are a few km from the beach, the river and a few km from the main highway (SH1). Shops are within walking distance (about 10min). You can borrow a bicycle if you would like to explore Otaki or follow the river cycle path to the beach. Wellington city is about 1hrs drive away.
Work is mostly outdoors. There are gumboots, overalls and a raincoat you can borrow. Some of the current work options include gardening, weeding, digging blackberry, fencing, minor building/repair projects.
We expect around 4 hours work for food and accommodation. Cooking facilities are basic, often it is help yourself or we can share making meals and eat together.
I do a lot of art and crafts using the wool from my sheep, so if you are interested I can teach you felting or knitting. I occasionally make soap, home-brew alcohol, and also keep bees. If you are interested in learning about any of these things let me know and I'll try to fit in showing you during your stay.
It's a bit messy and disorganised here but we love it :)

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