All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 72
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 16318
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Last Updated: July 10, 2018
We running an automotive country workshop where we fix and service cars, 4WDs, trailers, tractors and all sorts of machinery. In our spare time we look after our little farm, some sheep, some cattle, a couple of pigs and bees. And we are always in need of a couple of helpful hands to support us.
Oh man and we love to get to know different cultures and people.
We grow and eat our own meat, fruit and vegetables. Gustav also brews his own beer and makes wine and cider. The brewing season has started again.....
Our pig Sophie just had her babies, really exciting to watch them and our lambs will be born soon.
A mature, non-smoking, self-organized person, preferable not a vegetarian, to give us a hand with house and land, would fit best into our lifestyle.
You will have to join into our daily routines: breakfast is around 6.45am and work starts at 7.45am! We need to get everyone organized before customers arrive in the workshop.
Weekends are mostly free, depending on the hours you worked during the week.
Our home is on a 2ha lifestyle block, which also accommodates our business.
We have a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees, including bananas, a vegetable garden and a big garden around the house with goldfish ponds and large lawns and lots of flowers.
Our house is lovely warm, facing the sun and with a wood fire and a heat pump for cold winter nights, but we hardly have a frost here in the Bay of Plenty.
We do a lot of cooking and baking and would love to try your cooking skills too.
Some nights we play games after work, like Chinese Checkers or Blokus or Jaatze or cards. Gustav is still looking for someone who can beat him with Chinese Checkers....we all have given up by now ;)
Please always let us know your skills when you contact us!
Don`t inquire over the phone. There`s no chance to check if your skills match with what we need.
Please always email!!
We enjoy a drink after work and love a bit of fun but drug use is NOT part of it!! Just saying due to past bad experiences....(as mentioned - we brew our own beer..)
There is no public transport available to get to and from our place, but we can arrange pickup from the bus stop in Te Puke town or in Paengaroa.
Our place is about 8km from the sea and 4km from the next highway and 15km from Te Puke township.
As always, just about to start the next project, rebuilding a half round barn, besides wallpapering my office....
You can also see us on Facebook.
Looking forward to meet you :)