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Collingwood area
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): big
Persons: 1or2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 51899
Region: Golden Bay

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Last Updated: May 16, 2018

Hey there, we are a young family of 5 living away from it all in the native bush of the west coast of Golden Bay. We live off the grid in a solar powered, self-built light earth house. Lars is a beekeeper and when not out with the bees he is busy with building and landscaping projects.
Suzi's focus is on the home and the children 8, 4 and 2. We have vegetable gardens, lots of fruit trees, chickens, continuous building and landscaping projects, and we are homeschooling the oldest girl, so heaps to do!

4 hours of help in exchange for meals and accommodation.
We also expect help with doing the dishes or preparing meals. Most of the food we eat is organic. We eat meat once a week. Our focus is mainly on fresh, healthy vegetarian food.

Our showers are semi-outdoors and bucket composting toilet. It's not for fussy people.
Your accomodation is a shipping container converted to a comfortable, private and self contained living space, a short distance from the main house.

This is a remote location, suited to nature lovers, DIY and family life. There's some cool hiking tracks and beautiful beaches around. It would be easiest if you have your own transport, but not essential. We normally go to Takaka (1hr drive) for supplies once a week.
Because we are on limited solar power, we need to be aware of our power consumption, so leave your electrical toothbrush at home:)

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