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Takaka
All Year: Not June,July,August
Area (ha): 100
Persons: 4
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 4823
Region: Golden Bay

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Last Updated: June 17, 2019


This is an intentional community started in 1974, with approx 20 adults and 5 children. It is set up as a village with families having their own homes and gardens, and a central community meeting house which includes 3 bedrooms for visitors. The common land is farmed with mostly beef cows, and some goats and horses.
Work includes gardening, general farm work, house maintenance, tree pruning and weed eradication. Because of the community set up we do not offer a full exchange service. Helpers stay in the community house and need to do 20 hours work each week to cover your accommodation and some food. The hours are usually done over 5 days so you can have 2 days off! The basic food-stuff is provided, such as rice, oats, lentils, flour, sugar, tea, coffee, salt n pepper and usually there is some garden produce. Organic eggs are available for $6 per dozen. You need to bring your own cheese, meat, bread if you don't want to bake your own etc

The minimum stay time is one week. We are keen to have helpers who are willing to stay for at least several weeks, or even a few months, if there's a good fit!
Often, but not always, there is also some work available with the individual members, in which case they will provide you with lunch and/or dinner in return for 2 hours work at their place. For more details please phone in the evening on my land line.

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