All Year: From November
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 1 - 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 61530
Region: Central North Island
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Last Updated: January 16, 2018
This location is great for accessing the best of the area, whether it be Taupo town's activities or the mountains for skiing, lake Taupo, hiking or exploring the latest bike tracks.
As an experienced teacher of English as a second language, if you wish I can help improve your English during your stay. Mostly though, we hope to be fair and flexible in that we get help through your work and you enjoy some of Taupo's lovely attractions and activities while staying with us.
We can host for 2 - 3 nights at a time or longer.
OWN TRANSPORT is preferred for our helpers as we are 14km from Taupo township. Sometimes, we will take helpers who don't have a car and will drive them into town on their day's off, but this needs to be arranged beforehand.
You would have your own private bedroom. The accommodation is either one of the two spare bedrooms in our house. Helpers have a separate bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities. It is a big house and there is plenty of room!
Generally we will work on full day's work followed by a full day off. So work for a whole day, then you have a whole day off to explore.
WORK SCHEDULE: TO CLARIFY AND ENSURE THERE IS NO CONFUSION; WE USE THE STANDARD HELPX 25 HOURS WORK EACH WEEK, FOR YOUR FOOD AND LODGINGS. (Approximately 8 hours per day, work a full day; and then have a full day off.)
Sometimes there is heavy stuff to carry so you need to be okay with that. Being on a small farm there is always lots of jobs, these range from;
* gardening - plenty :)
* chopping firewood
* handyman jobs - various
* painting - when the weather is favourable
Taupo is in the Central North Island, a beautiful tourist destination on the edge of a big lake, with plenty to do. Check out these websites -
We know this area really well and can help you book the Tongariro Crossing and other activities, plus advise you on some the less known beautiful places to visit.
On your free days, we prefer it if you go out and see all the sights of Taupo rather than stay in your room all day. We can help let you know some of the things there are to see and do.
When you are working we supply all your meals. On the work days we try to feed our helpers plenty of good food so it helps to know your preferences. When we arrange your stay we will ask you about the food you like and dislike. :)
You supply your own lunch and evening meal on your days off.
Free WiFi is available.
We like helpers who are tidy and non smokers. Or if smokers, only smoke outside.
We are looking forward to having some helpers and meeting new people from around the world.
Please email us with some information about yourself and any questions you would like us to answer.
See you soon.