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All Year: All year
Area (ha): 4.9
Persons: 1-2 for 1-3 weeks
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 58376
Region: Auckland

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Last Updated: December 3, 2017

We are a busy household with a bit of a chaotic lifestyle at times but are very friendly and flexible. We are an older couple with adult children who also live on our property with their baby. My husband who is retired has a physical disability which means he can't do a lot of outside work so we really appreciate help around our place. Our small farmlet has cats, chickens, horses and a vegetable garden. We require four hours help daily per person with general maintenance around the place including gardening, weeding, caring for animals, gathering and splitting /chainsawing and stacking firewood and household chores. We are fine if you want to work one full day and spend another day exploring our beautiful bush and beach area. All food and meals are provided but we appreciate help in the kitchen and are happy to share cooking if you like making meals. There are two bedrooms available, one with a queen-size bed and one smaller bedroom with a king single bed. They are in the upstairs part of our house with a separate bathroom/shower. We ask people to only do audio skyping and not download movies or upload heaps of photos sorry as we don't have unlimited wifi access. Our home is on the west coast of Auckland out in the very scenic Waitakere ranges. There is no public transport where we live but we can pick people up from the train or bus station in Henderson or Glen Eden. Lots of nice walks for hiking and of course our glorious west coast beaches Karekare and Piha nearby. We currently have some availability for Helpx people to stay in December and early January and February onwards but not between 12-28 January.

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