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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 1 or a couple
Category: Other
Host ID: 6769
Region: Taranaki

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Last Updated: September 13, 2018

Hello, we are Kathryn and Vance (Deputy Principal and Nurseryman).
We are now into our eighth year of hosting many new friends from abroad.
We live on a 10 acre property with a large 2 acre garden in a tranquil setting which we open to the public several times a year. We also have a nursery to propagate and breed plants. We are on the main road (10km) north of New Plymouth which is a beautiful city, close to the mountain and sea.
High quality accommodation and meals will be provided in exchange for 4 to 5 hours work per day(mostly outside but also domestic assistance). 3 days minimum stay, full work days on weekends with free week days are an option that suits us well. Tasks would include general housework, tree planting, pruning and weeding depending on the season. We also have some garden development still to do in the way of timber and concrete edging so welcome helpers with these skills.
We are a very friendly couple and enjoy the company of overseas visitors. We would usually require 2 weeks advanced notice for your intended visit but as we have a lot of work some times of the year short notice is fine.

We are a smoke free household, but it is allowed outside if you must.
The nursery and garden are not strictly organic but we aim at minimal intervention and integrated pest management for pest control and are developing other measures to ensure sustainability of the projects we have in place.
We look forward to welcoming you.

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