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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 1-2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 27347
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: July 19, 2020

Looking now! We ideally need a helper who is happy dealing with horses (bringing them in, changing covers, grooming, feeding, tacking up etc) as well as helping around the house and garden. If you are a proficient rider, you can ride if you want. We also have a kaimanawa (wild) pony that we are in the process of introducing to captivity, so if you are interested in handling young, wild ponies, then this is the place for you! You also need to like dogs, as we have 2 very affectionate boxers (and a puppy) who will want to be your best friend.

It would be great if you had your own transport as the nearest shops (and bus stop)are 3km away (although we do have bikes if you are keen).

We have a lovely 11 acre block, close to Kumeu, 30 mins drive to Auckland City, and 15 mins drive to the beautiful Muriwai Beach. You are accommodated in a cottage with its own modern bathroom and there is plenty of room in the house to relax privately, though we welcome your company!

We have 3 horses, the pony, 2 cats and 2 dogs (boxers) as well as some sheep, chickens, and a couple of peacocks. Ideally we looking for one or 2 people to help out with the garden (weeding/mowing/general maintenance etc) and with the animals in return for food and accommodation. Broadly speaking, we ask for around 4 hours "work" a day, 5 days a week. We are flexible about when the hours are worked and on which days. We are laid back, and there are no children for you to look after. Three meals a day are provided (you are able to help yourself to food during the day and join us for dinner in the evenings). If you like to cook, that is also welcomed. You do have to be a "self-starter" and happy to spend time in your own company as we both work full-time.

Ideally we like people who are prepared to stay for a few weeks at a time (3-4 weeks plus) but we are flexible.

We look forward to meeting you!

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