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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.4
Persons: 1-2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 28057
Region: Wellington

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Last Updated: January 24, 2015

Experience a home away from home in the warmth of our homestead. The homestead was built in 1906 and was one of the original Settlers homes on the Kapiti Coast. It is a large comfortable home set on 11 acres of beautiful countryside. Emerald Glen is close to the beach, hills and Paraparaumu. Wellington is 50km away and is easily reached by car or train.

We need help around the house with the never ending cleaning and maintenance of the property. Also, 3 times a year we attend to our flock of sheep, and so at this time helpers can assist in with our fleecy friends.

There is always plenty happening in the paddocks of the property, and right now, we need help to chop and clear away trees that have been trimmed on the fence line. Another fun activity is playing soccer with the dogs or taking them for walks.

Good wholesome NZ farmhouse food will be served throughout the day. Dietary requirements will always be attended to. We want to ensure you are well taken care of! We are happy for our helpers to work for 4 hours a day in exchange for accommodation and food.

Facilities we are happy to share with our helpers:

- our own water coming from a spring in the hills
- very comfortable beds and ensuite bathroom
- Wifi internet access
- our five very friendly pets - 3 dogs and 2 cats
- with our local kiwi knowledge we can help you organize and plan how you can make the most of your stay in our beautiful country
- airport pick up and drop off from Kapiti Airport, which is a great local airport and has connecting flights to Auckland and Christchurch
- train pick-up if you are travelling from Wellington via Paekakariki or Paraparaumu

Lynda and John live at the homestead with their pets. They are semi-retired. John sometimes works in Wellington as an IT Consultant and Lynda enjoys creating art and teaching Laughter Yoga. We are both interested in travelling, art, music, great food and having interesting people in our lives.

Family is very important to us and the big verandah looks rather like a toy store due to grandchildren visiting regularly!

We look forward to sharing our magical home with you very soon!

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