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Pukekohe
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 18452
Region: Auckland

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Last Updated: March 24, 2020

**Van for sale, good for travelling around. if interested then please contact for details and photos.**

We already have Helpers during Lockdown, sorry we cannot help others.

We live on a 10 acre lifestyle property with various animals, both pets (dogs and cats) and chickens. At times we also raise calves and pigs. We are developing our orchards, so far Feijoas, Apples, Hazelnuts. Other fruits around the house orchard and still planting. We also have bee hives, in case anyone has bee allergies.

Mainly outdoor work, weeding, mulching, planting. Helping a bit around the animals, cleaning out, etc. We have a vegetable garden, produce depending on the season. Sometimes work includes housework, cleaning, sanding, etc. We are renovating our house, an old villa.
We offer accommodation and meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner (main meal is in the evening) for 4-5 hours work per day, flexible as to how it works out, can be 8 hours one day and off the next. No public transport, so if you want to get out and about often, then own transport needed. Papakura or Pukekohe (20mins drive) are the closest for trains or buses. Auckland airport is approximately 45 minutes drive away.
Accommodation is a large bedroom and en-suite separate to the house which we sometimes use for Homestays. Double bed only but happy to take single or couples. Minimum 5 day stay.

Strictly non-smoking, no drugs. We bring up and eat our own meat and try and give our animals as good a life as we can. We eat all types of food, a lot of Asian but we enjoy variety. English is our main language but are also learning Japanese. We have a Kyudo dojo set up on the property, so those with experience can do daily practice.

reviews (34)
Helper: Bertrand Santini Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 20, 2019
I spent a week with Chris & Heather, and it was a great experience. The setti... view complete review

Helper: Quentin and Sonia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 26, 2019
Sorry for the very (very!) late review but, because this experience was the f... view complete review

Helper: Tessa and Baudouin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 27, 2019
We spend 5 days at Heather’s house and it was too short ... It’s a very p... view complete review

Helper: Nina and Julian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 7, 2019
We stayed with Heather and Chris for one week a year ago. They are both supe... view complete review

Helper: Gael and Flavie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 5, 2019
Sorry for the late. It was our first helpx experience. We went 2 weeks in Oct... view complete review

Helper: Pierre and Lisa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 12, 2018
Hello Heather, Jean, Chris and Nini :-) !!! we are so sorry for the late we... view complete review

Helper: Elodie and Florian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 2, 2017
Vous voulez manger de la cuisine variée et délicieuse ? Avoir des tâches vari... view complete review

Helper: Marie and Kuba Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 23, 2017
So sorry for mate reviews; something went wrong. Thank you so much for your ... view complete review

Helper: Romain and Lise-Anne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 8, 2017
Our two weeks at Heather & Chris were great! We had our own space and breakfa... view complete review

Helper: Chihiro and Makoto Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: July 9, 2017
We stayed with Heather, Chris and Jean again. They welcomed us like family an... view complete review

Helper: Chihiro and Makoto Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: June 1, 2017
We stayed half and one month with Heather, Chris and Jean! They are great and... view complete review

Helper: Audrey and Martin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 26, 2017
Very very good place ! Heather and Chris are adorables persons and very gene... view complete review

Helper: Aurore and Benoit Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 26, 2016
Amazing stay with Heather and Chris ! We were so well welcomed. The bedroom ... view complete review

Helper: Eva and Marco Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Slovakia Date: September 30, 2016
Fantastic place, lovely people, lovely animals. We enjoyed our stay to its ma... view complete review

Helper: Jerome Engelen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: September 24, 2016
I really had a great time with Heather and Chris ! Their place is so lovely a... view complete review

Helper: Sara Poppen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 7, 2016
We've spend 2 weeks at Heather's and Chris nice place and it was a wonderful ... view complete review

Helper: Summer Koplin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 15, 2016
True organic, both farm and people! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time there.... view complete review

Helper: Sonia and Matte Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 29, 2016
It's amazing how time flies, it feels like we were with you guys yesterday an... view complete review

Helper: Vince and Fabien France Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 22, 2015


Helper: Vince and Fabien France Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 22, 2015
It was our first experience in helpx of our life.We spend aproximately 10 Day... view complete review

Helper: Alexandra and Christopher Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 11, 2015
We spent one week at Chris' and Heather's farm. We had our own cottage with a... view complete review

Helper: Clara Nayrac Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Caledonia Date: July 6, 2015
It was a very good first experience with Heather & Chris at Pukekohe. The stu... view complete review

Helper: Matthieu and Ines Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: April 1, 2015
It was a fantastic weekend with Heather, Jin and Chris! The place is wonderfu... view complete review

Helper: Morena and Riccardo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: April 7, 2014
We stayed at Heather and Chris farm for one week (31/03/14-7/04/14). We were ... view complete review

Helper: Martin and Katharina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 25, 2014
Our time with Heather and Chris was awesome. We stayed for one week and e... view complete review

Helper: Christoph Mock Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 21, 2014
Thank you Heather and Chris, I felt like home. I have get so much from you:... view complete review

Helper: Yann and Yukiko Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 4, 2014
For our 1st HelpX, Heather&Chris welcomed us with open arms. We helped them 1... view complete review

Helper: Mary helen Barrera Acuna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Chile Date: December 22, 2013
Heather and Chris are great people and I am very happy I ever came across the... view complete review

Helper: Vivien and wang hei Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: October 25, 2013
We had spent 2 weeks with Heather & Chris. It was our first HelpX experience ... view complete review

Helper: Alexandre BO Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 3, 2013
Hi there! Sorry about the late review. I'm stayed 6 days in heather's hom... view complete review

Helper: Kim and Nicky Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: August 31, 2013
We stayed with Heather and Chris for a week and it was very nice. The accommo... view complete review

Helper: David Alvarez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: January 21, 2013
This farm is a wonderful place to spend some of your time. Chris and Heather ... view complete review

Helper: David Alvarez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: January 17, 2013
This farm is a wonderful place to spend some of your time. Chris and Heather ... view complete review

Helper: Jordan latour Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 3, 2013
I had a wonderfull time with Chris and Heather, i was feeling part of the fam... view complete review

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