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Takaka
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 6
Persons: 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 54205
Region: Golden Bay

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Last Updated: April 28, 2019

Hi, I`m Rich, by name anyway! I live 12km South from Takaka, on the side of the valley, with beautiful mountain and valley views, and a walk to a swimming hole at the river below. I have a 14 yr old boy, a dog and a cat. Since 2016 I am now running the whole property on my own, which is quite daunting, and having my boy about half the time. This means I really need independently capable guests! Guests share daily household life, cooking cleaning etc. Accommodation is in your own beautiful 5m diameter yurt. I have a tipi and yurt making business on the land, check out the website www.yurts.co.nz, though this has it`s own workers so help is not needed there. I have to work at the business several days each week, so guests also have to be happy working alone sometimes ... I am not growing much veggies these days, but lots of fruit and timber trees. Outside physical work is varied land maintenance with creative building projects. I have need for someone experienced on a scrubcutting / brushcutting machine, and chainsaw experience is also a bonus ... Also general tidying and beautification of house surrounds, pruning, painting ... and these days I also really appreciate domestic help in keeping on top of housework and particularly cooking. Domestic Godesses very welcome, as are massage/physiotherapy/healing/dietary and cooking skills! If you are OCD about cleaning and tidying ... I Need You!! A very little about me: Originally from UK I spent my 20`s travelling the world, mainly Asia, before arriving in NZ and finding a place I felt very much at home. A slow mix of travelling and settling brought me to this fantastic and beautiful property and 2 fabulous sons (my eldest is 19 and has left home). We love climbing, biking, kayaking, tramping. I would define myself as first and foremost a climber, but all adventure appeals! My place is about 10km from Paynes Ford, one of NZ`s premier rock climbing areas . Usually we work mornings and have afternoons free, but we can flex around that and work whole days and have days free etc. Good company and a general all round willingness to help out is the energy I need around !! Independent transport is a bonus so you can look around this beautiful part of NZ, but not essential ... I look forward to hearing from you!

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