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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .5
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 49622
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: February 3, 2018

Our suburban organic mini farm is quite varied and innovative. With over 90 fruit and nut trees, an apiary, a thermal field heated green house, food forest guilds, berry orchards, grapes , olives and vegetables. We raise rabbits and snails for meat as well. Each year we produce hand crafted and completely natural cider champagne.
Our mini farm overlooking beautiful lake Wanaka is in walking distance to Wanaka. Our house is a modern and comfortable eco-house with internet connections for our guests. We are excellent cooks and provide 3 generous meals a day (all organic from our garden).
We are looking preferably for 2 people who have some gardening experience and can commit to 1 or two weeks. However we are also open to 1 person as well. You would be expected to work in the garden 5 days per week from 8 to 12 with the afternoons and weekends off.
We provide a rich learning environment for those that are interested. This summer we are installing ollas throughout our gardens. Ollas are buried clay pots and are one of the most efficient irrigation systems thought to have originated in China around 4000 BC. Filled with water, and buried , these unglazed, porous clay pots provide controlled irrigation by capillary flow to plants planted near to it. We are also in the process of creating a seed bank and plant breeding process on our property.
My wife and I are well traveled and liberal minded. We speak English, French and German.

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