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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 60922
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: August 16, 2017

Hi there,
Thanks for checking out our listing!
We are a family of 5 living the dream on a beautiful park-like property 25mins Nor-West of the Auckland CBD. Our kids are twin boys aged 14 and a girl aged 12. We have a very busy lifestlye with 5 horses, 4 sheep, chooks, cat and a puppy. The property is set up for equestrian sport and breeding, and both my daughter and myself compete at a national level in show hunter (jumping). We live in a large new house that I designed (I am an architect and my husband has a roofing company).
We are hoping to host an enthusiastic, self-motivated, health focused, friendly and active person (or two) to help on the farm. We would like to host someone who integrates well with our family and is fun to have around. No smokers or drug users. We love to travel and spend time with locals when we are away, so now we hope to be able to offer the same to other travelers.
Tasks can be to suit your skills, but can include helping with horses daily care (mucking out stables, cleaning tack, helping organise the barn, getting horses in and grooming), gardening, general property maintenance including weeding, clearing fencelines, and many other farm type jobs.
It's fine if you aren't horsey, but it would be an advantage.
In exchange for 4 hours work per day we will provide luxury accommodation, food, and hopefully a fun and memorable stay.
We don't have good cellphone coverage at our house, but a text message will get through in certain locations. We do have wifi.
Your own transport would be preferable as we are not on a public transport route.
Minimum stay 1 week (if agreeable to both parties), and longer stays for the right person.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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