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Kerikeri/Bay of Islands
All Year: yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: up to 4
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 18407
Region: Far North

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Last Updated: December 15, 2019


I am taking on helpers all year round.
The helpers are asked to help four and a half hours for every night they are staying here. I am very flexible with this schedule if you want a day off during the week. Minimum stay is one week.

I live on a 4ha orchard on which I am growing plums, garlic, feijoas and also vegetables for the local market. So the helpers are assisting mainly with weeding, picking, pruning and help me to run my roadside shop.

The work is mainly outside, sometimes it`s wet and it is important that you can bring wet weather gear. I will provide gumboots and gloves if needed. The work is in general quiet easy but can also be physical, so I need people that don`t mind getting their hands dirty. The tasks vary depending on the time of year. I am quiet happy to put your washing through the washing machine with no charge.
I offer free Wifi. There is also the opportunity to use my tools for those helpers who want to outfit their car to a camper while in New Zealand.

Vegetarians are welcome here. I will supply you with all the things you need for your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Also local fruits and vegetables will be supplied if they are in season. If you have allergies please let me know.
You will be staying in one off the two bedrooms that are available and one has a double bed wit a single bed on top the other one has a bunk bed for single people.
There are local waterfalls and walks to which I can take you if you don`t have your own transport. I live 4km from Waipapa and 10km from Kerikeri post office. In Waipapa you will find a few shops, the Warehouse and a pub. On Wednesday night I can take the helpers to the pub for a quiz night. There are two bicycles available for helpers without transport. It is of advantage if you have your own car as public transport is very poor.

I have been travelling in my youth through parts of Europa, North Africa and quite a few islands in the Mediterranean. After travelling all around Australia I decided to visit New Zealand and fell in love with its people and scenery.

I prefer to communicate through e-mail so I can look back on the records if needed. Please DON`T PHONE or send text messages to find out if I have room for you. Once I have confirmed your stay with us please get back to me as soon as possible and tell me how long you intend to stay initially as other people might also try to get a bed and let me know what time your bus will get to Kerikeri so I can pick you up at the Kerikeri bus station.

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Helper: Charles Weber Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 7, 2019
I stayed 10 days with Roger and it was such a good experience. Roger is welco... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: December 2, 2019
First things first, if I had the chance to give more than five stars, I would... view complete review

Helper: Juan Scarafia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: November 10, 2019
Hi roger I realized I didn’t make you the review¡ the helping here was so goo... view complete review

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Helper: Steffie and Elodie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 24, 2019
That was our first helpx experience and a good one! Roger is very nice and ki... view complete review

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From: United States Date: June 24, 2019
I stayed with Roger for 10 days and enjoyed my time with him. As I was the on... view complete review

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From: France Date: June 12, 2019
We stayed 10 days at Roger's place. Everything was perfect. We met him at his... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: June 3, 2019
We only spent three days working with Roger but we really enjoyed our time he... view complete review

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From: New Caledonia Date: April 21, 2019
I spent two nice weeks at Roger's house. The job itself is very easy. If yo... view complete review

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From: France, Metropolitan Date: April 5, 2019
We stayed one week at Roger’s house. The reviews are good so we thought be we... view complete review

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From: France Date: March 31, 2019
I spend a week with Roger. He is very organized with the work at the fruit an... view complete review

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Helper: Charlène Hebert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 22, 2019
Roger is a great host, concerning about his helpers and available. Thank you ... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: March 19, 2019
I spent a really good week with Roger. Roger is a good host, very nice and... view complete review

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From: France Date: February 18, 2019
I spent a very good week with Roger who is friendly and helpful. And, he ta... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: February 3, 2019
We stayed at Roger’s for just over two weeks and enjoyed selling local fruit ... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: December 2, 2018
Roger was our first helpx and it was a good experience. We stayed one week, ... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: February 26, 2018
I planned to stay with Roger & Birgit for only a week, but felt settled and h... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: January 4, 2018
I stayed for a little more than 2 weeks at Roger and Birgit's place. It was a... view complete review

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From: France Date: November 5, 2017
It was my third HelpX's experience, I spent 2 weeks with Roger and Birgit. Th... view complete review

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From: Spain Date: October 5, 2017
It was my first experience working in Helpx. I stayed at Roger and Birgit's p... view complete review

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From: France Date: September 30, 2017
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From: Germany Date: September 28, 2017
this was my first time doing helpx and i had a great experience! sometimes th... view complete review

Helper: Charlene and Jarrod Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 27, 2017
The 2 week stay at Roger and Birgit was a wonderful experience, the cottage w... view complete review

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From: France Date: September 27, 2017
I stayed two weeks with Birgit and Roger, it was my first helpx and it was gr... view complete review

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From: France Date: August 16, 2017
We spent 2 nice weeks at Roger's! Roger and Birgit are honest people and the ... view complete review

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Helper: Anthony ORIOL Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 30, 2017
I had a good time at Roger and Birgit. I stayed there for two weeks in a comf... view complete review

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From: France Date: July 11, 2017
Really good stay in B & R house. We shared the accomodation with other help... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: June 28, 2017
Thanks so much for having us! Roger and Brigit were great Hosts. The work was... view complete review

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Helper: Chihiro and Makoto Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: June 19, 2017
We stayed here for 3 weeks with Roger, Birgit and other helpers. We had good ... view complete review

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From: France Date: May 23, 2017
We spent a month in Roger and Birgit's farm. Your hosts are really helpful. R... view complete review

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From: France Date: April 30, 2017
I stayed two weeks at Roger and Birgit farm. We were 4 in a little house near... view complete review

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From: France Date: April 26, 2017
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From: France Date: March 14, 2017
I stayed two weeks with Roger and Birgit and it was a nice experience. The wo... view complete review

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From: United States Date: February 6, 2017
Roger and Birgit have a wonderful farm and setup that fit our needs exactly. ... view complete review

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From: Spain Date: January 7, 2017
Roger and Birgit's place is a lovely helpx  to stay. They make you ... view complete review

Helper: Anja Gansser Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 3, 2017
I spent four great weeks at Birgit and Roger's orchard. The work was very enj... view complete review

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From: Chile Date: December 17, 2016
As my first experience in Helpx I came to the right place. Roger and Birgit ... view complete review

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Helper: Louisa Feix Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 25, 2016
I spent a week at Roger & Birgit orchard and it was a great 1st wwoofing expe... view complete review

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Helper: Solène and Luis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 15, 2016
The time with Roger and Birgit was great. We were in one cottage during two w... view complete review

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Helper: Felix Gebhardt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 4, 2016
I stayed for 1 month at Birgit's and Roger's orchard and it was a great exper... view complete review

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Helper: Aya Saitoh Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: August 15, 2016
I stayed here for 2 weeks and they gave me a great memory! It was my first ... view complete review

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Helper: Barnabas and Severin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 18, 2016
Wir waren auf dem Orchard von Birgit und Roger für knapp 5 Wochen. Es war ... view complete review

Helper: Christine Duncan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 13, 2016
It was very interesting being on an Orchard and seeing how a family works and... view complete review

Helper: Charline DE LOOZE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 2, 2016
I spent my last two weeks in New Zealand with Roger and Birgit and I really e... view complete review

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Helper: Audrey and Aurelien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 18, 2016
We stayed with Roger and Birgit for 10 days during summer and it was a really... view complete review

Helper: Valentin Jimenez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 17, 2016
Roger and Brigit were super human hosts. Since the arrival learning the diffe... view complete review

Helper: Loic Bondroit Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: April 14, 2016
My stay at Roger and Birgit´s was a very good overall experience. The whole... view complete review

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From: China Date: March 29, 2016
I stayed two weeks at Roger's orchard. Roger and Brigit are great host, they... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: March 18, 2016
Wir verbrachten wirklich sehr schöne 4 Wochen bei Birgit und Roger! Wir l... view complete review

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Helper: Iris Holtz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 11, 2016
I staied 2 weeks in this place. It was a good experience to work in the orcha... view complete review

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Helper: Ludivine and Reynald Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 7, 2016
Thanks Roger and Birgit in your Orchard, for this two weeks of new experienc... view complete review

Helper: Audrey Gianotti Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 24, 2016
I spend more than 10 days on Birgit and Roger Orchard. It was my first hel... view complete review

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Helper: Alexandre and Cecilia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 22, 2016
It was a great experience for us. We really enjoyed doing the market in Kerik... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan rietveld Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 16, 2016
I had a really great experience in Roger's and Brigit's orchard! I stayed... view complete review

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From: France Date: February 9, 2016
We spent a week at Sunshine Orchards and it was our first time working in the... view complete review

Helper: Maxine and William Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 6, 2016
Our work was split between running a roadside stall, working in their orchard... view complete review

Helper: Baptiste and Gaëtan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 2, 2016
We spend 3 weeks at the farm and we really enjoyed our time, Birgit and Roger... view complete review

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Helper: Thomas Silva Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 25, 2016
I was supposed to stay only one week with Roger and Birgit but I finally spen... view complete review

Helper: Mathieu Dupain Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 17, 2016
Roger and Birgit are very nice hosts and their families too, I spent two wee... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: December 24, 2015
We stayed 10 days with Roger and Birgit and we had a great time there. The wo... view complete review

Helper: Vera Wickert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 17, 2015
Kia Ora ! I enjoyed my 2 weeks with Roger and Birgit. It's a nice Little Fam... view complete review

Helper: Marcel Reuter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 1, 2015
I stayed at Roger's and Birgit's farm for 10 days and I don't regret it. As d... view complete review

Helper: Julia and Jean-Matthieu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 29, 2015
We spent 1 week at Roger and Birgit's orchard. We had our own room in the h... view complete review

Helper: Anna and Sabrina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 10, 2015
The time by Birgit and Roger was very nice. And Birgit and Roger are friendl... view complete review

Helper: Benjamin and Hannah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 14, 2015
It was a really great week staying with Roger, Birgit and the twins. The w... view complete review

Helper: Ella, sofia, clara Ubbelohde Simeth Deinhart Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 10, 2015
We stayed at Roger and Birgits orchard for one week and enjoyed our time ther... view complete review

Helper: Florian and Leslie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 5, 2015
We stayed two weeks with Roger, Birgit and the two boys and we really enjoyed... view complete review

Helper: Gerrit Bremer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 29, 2015
I helped 2 weeks at Rogers and Birgits orchard and it was a great experience.... view complete review

Helper: Silvio Di Grande Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 25, 2015
I stayed two weeks in this host. It was very good. Roger and birgit are very ... view complete review

Helper: Julia Sternkopf Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 14, 2015
I stayed at Roger's orchard for 4 weeks in July/August and really enjoyed my ... view complete review

Helper: Marc Frantschik Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 10, 2015
I stayed at Roger's and Birgit's orchard for one week. It was my first farm/o... view complete review

Helper: Manuel Meulenberg Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 6, 2015
Stayed on Rogers and Birgits farm for one week. Overall it was a great experi... view complete review

Helper: Wenbo Gao Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 18, 2015
Thank you so much Roger for everything you taught me on and off the orchard. ... view complete review

Helper: Jon Waddicor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 18, 2015
I spent just over a week here and enjoyed it. Roger and his family are very n... view complete review

Helper: Thomasz Antonissen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: July 28, 2015
Roger and Birgit are very friendly and welcoming, you instantly feel at home.... view complete review

Helper: Phillip Kemkes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 23, 2015
I stayed at Roger's and Birgit's place for a week and I really enjoyed it. Ev... view complete review

Helper: Charles Aurelien Ansotte Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 19, 2015
It was a very nice experience. The helpers have their own house so you have g... view complete review

Helper: Jean-baptiste fievet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 16, 2015
It was pleasant to spend two weeks in this place. they have taken time to co... view complete review

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Helper: Solenn Le livec Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 12, 2015
I spent 3 great weeks helping Roger and Birgit. I learned many things about ... view complete review

Helper: Alex Heinz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 6, 2015
Late review and my first HelpX host. I stayed for a week at the farm and it ... view complete review

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From: Japan Date: June 3, 2015
I had really good time here in Roger and Birgit's place. Picking, Packing a... view complete review

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From: Hong Kong Date: June 2, 2015
I love this place so much! Roger and Birgit are so nice, i enjoyed very much ... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 27, 2015
I stayed during one week at the orchard. My main job was to sell fruits a... view complete review

Helper: Virginie Rocher Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 26, 2015
I stayed about 10 days in december 2014 at the orchard. It was a different He... view complete review

Helper: Manfred tölke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 21, 2015
My First station as a helper was at the orchard from Roger and Birgit. A mat... view complete review

Helper: Clovis Varangot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 1, 2015
I staid one week in this place, my principal job was to do the mobile Shop ea... view complete review

Helper: Adrienne Bailey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: January 28, 2015
I worked for Roger and Birgitte for seven days and had an amazing time! Their... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: January 24, 2015
We are very new to Helpx. This host claims that we confirmed with them regard... view complete review

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From: Italy Date: January 6, 2015
I stayed at Roger and Birgit over Christmas' week. They are good people, pro... view complete review

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Helper: Matthieu LISSALT Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 7, 2014
I stayed 3weeks at Roger&Birgit, it was my first HelpX experience and I liked... view complete review

Helper: Delphine Menard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 12, 2014
I stayed about one week at Roger's and Birgit's place and for me it was a dif... view complete review

Helper: Marie and Judith Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 12, 2014
We had a great time with Roger and Birgit! They are both nice and helpful peo... view complete review

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From: Sweden Date: October 22, 2014
I had a wonderful time at the farm with Roger and Birgit. They are both very ... view complete review

Helper: Benedicte Mellet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 22, 2014
We had a good time at Roger and Birgit's place. It was very interesting to he... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: October 8, 2014
I sent one week week by Roger and Birgit. It was a great time. I lived toget... view complete review

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From: France Date: September 28, 2014
I spend two week in Roger and Birgit orchad and I realy enjoyed my stay here.... view complete review

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Helper: Gemma Miller Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 27, 2014
I had a wonderful stay on the orchard with Roger and Birgit. The work is not ... view complete review

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From: France Date: September 26, 2014
It was my first experience in helpX and it's was great! We have our own littl... view complete review

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Helper: Timo Muegge Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 20, 2014
My First station as a helper was at the orchard from Roger and Birgit. A mat... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: September 13, 2014
I spent 10 days at Roger and Birgit's orchard and I really enjoyed my first e... view complete review

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