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All Year: Yes xcept mid Dec-end Jan
Area (ha): 60
Persons: 1, couple or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 9242
Region: Coromandel

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Last Updated: October 14, 2016

we are looking at developing a self sufficient eco friendly lifestyle conservation project,eventually creating a healing space where we can hold workshops, meditation,indigenous spiritual events do healing, work with nature developing both vegetable and animal organic farming. Right now its mainly development work and interacting with natural environment. We hosted a "Rainbow Gathering" for 6 weeks over january 2015. Feeding 150 people on January full moon with a total of 400 people coming through from 30 countries. The farm and accommodation is on the coast right beside the sea mostly native bush with access to sea coast and nearby beaches and a further 600ha bushland and coast.Traditional lands maori owned by our family for about 650 years. History of our people and visits to significant historic sites included in learning while on site on request. Tasks offered helpers are mainly outdoors except a small amount inside maintenance. Clearing wild ginger using techniques giving longer term elimination without sprays or chemicals is proving popular. Choose a patch, slay it and we will name the area that you clear for you. We are developing herb gardens in addition to vegetables and orchards maintenance. We service possum trap lines. We can't offer childcare or housekeeping duties (other than keeping your private accommodation or cabin clean and tidy). Sundowners, people who want to come and view the scenery and stay one night or two, need to look elsewhere or find a motel. You will normally be offered a wine or a beer the day you arrive, but if you regularly drink, please bring your own alcohol. No smoking inside buildings. We neither grow nor supply weed. Fishing/diving can be good but please bring your own gear. We gather Kina - but no Paua (none legal size) and all fish must be legal size or you throw them back alive! Internet buffs - opportunity to develop websites and to sell our stocks of books - fiction, non-fiction - and other stuff on Trademe to raise funds.

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