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Pakiri Hill
All Year: not winter :)
Area (ha): 2.2
Persons: 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 4022
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: October 24, 2019

Hello Happy Travellers,

We have spectacular sea views of the Pacific Ocean and islands on one side and forest, hills and farmland on the other. You'll find us on the stunning east coast just north of Auckland. New Zealand's oldest marine reserve is nearby and the area is full of beaches, harbours and beautiful places with a great sense of community. It's a wonderful area for walking and swimming.

There is gardening, mulching, planting, cleaning, firewood chopping and stacking, pruning and landscaping on the go.
We also have some macrocarpa slabs that are destined to be outdoor furniture when the right person comes along.

If you have your own transport you can see even more of this very beautiful area. Otherwise, it's peaceful and inspiring walking country. There are buses to Warkworth and it's easy to hitch-hike the half hour to us from there. Most people who hitch-hike get delivered to our door. Locals are friendly and helpful! We generally avoid car trips :)

The helper accommodation is simple but spacious with its own kitchenette, bathroom and living area.

We enjoy meeting people from around the world and many different backgrounds. We speak English and French.

Looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you :)

reviews (45)
Helper: Thomas and Colleen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 25, 2019
Had a delightful visit with Gen, worked on a large Macrocarpa table and garde... view complete review

Helper: Arnaud AMI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Caledonia Date: June 8, 2019
I spent a week (from April 25th to May 4th) at Gen. The work is a little phys... view complete review

Helper: Siegfried and Thibault Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 2, 2018
We are stay 1 week and its our first helpx with gen and its a great experienc... view complete review

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Helper: Léa P Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 2, 2018
Thank you Gen for everything, it has been such a great time helping at yours'... view complete review

Helper: Bouland and Tournier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 8, 2018
we stayed 1 week at Gen and Franck, a lovely couple. Gen is an excellent cook... view complete review

Helper: Volker and Antje Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 25, 2017
We stayed a week with Gen and Franck. Their place is amazing, not only the ho... view complete review

Helper: Audrey and Jeremy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 22, 2017
Notre premier Helpx ... C'était vraiment très agréable. Nous étions dans un c... view complete review

Helper: Laetitia and Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 27, 2016
We stayed for few days with Gen. She's passionate by her garden, so you will ... view complete review

Helper: Katie Hennigan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 5, 2016
I stayed with Gen for a week and typically worked 5 hours a day in exchange f... view complete review

Helper: Guillaume Delisle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: November 3, 2016
As my first Helpx in NZ, it was an amazing experience. Gen's place is beautif... view complete review

Helper: Adèle and Danel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 8, 2015
We had a great experience at Gen's! Be prepared to work solid 4 to 5 hours, ... view complete review

Helper: Thomas Thiebaut Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 1, 2015
I stayed a couple of days at Gen's place and with some neighbours, there is a... view complete review

Helper: Maxence 3 Frogs Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 14, 2015
We really enjoy our days with Gen, everything was amazing she's a very good ... view complete review

Helper: Tuomas Puhakka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: July 29, 2015
I spent 12 days at Gen's place in between mid-May and beginning of June. She ... view complete review

Helper: Gwendoline and Nicolas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 3, 2015
We spend our first helpx experience in Gen's place. We don't have the chance ... view complete review

Helper: Clemens Gastgeber Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: May 5, 2015
I stayed at Gen's beautifull place with an amazing view and an awesome beach ... view complete review

Helper: Luc and Guilhem Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 26, 2015
We had a really nice stay in Gen's place for about 12 days. We made lining wo... view complete review

Helper: David Hera Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 10, 2015
This was my first time with HelpX, and although it was rather short (I only s... view complete review

Helper: John and Jenna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 13, 2015
We stayed 7 days with Gen in her home and really enjoyed ourselves. We undert... view complete review

Helper: Marion and Antoine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 26, 2014
The four days passed with Gen was very nice. She were our first host. She l... view complete review

Helper: Anais and Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 26, 2014
Gen was our first host. Gen is a great person who took care of us during our... view complete review

Helper: Jamie and Joey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: July 18, 2014
We had a good time at Gen's, though we only got to meet Frank briefly via Sky... view complete review

Helper: Bingbing and Yang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 25, 2014
Gen double booked us and a couple from Canada, so she put us to her neighbour... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas and Maud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 11, 2014
We spend our first helpx experience in Gen's place. We don't have the chance ... view complete review

Helper: Alexandra and Céline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 8, 2014
We spent 3 days with Gen in a cozy house with beautiful view on sea ! We spe... view complete review

Helper: Gwenaelle et ludovic Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 14, 2013
We had a very pleasant week with Gen and Franck. They are very nice and place... view complete review

Helper: Emily and Tony Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 7, 2013
Sorry for the late review, few months after lol our first helpx experience ..... view complete review

Helper: Edouard and Jessica Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 22, 2013
We spent 3 excellent days with Gen and Franck. They have been very friendly w... view complete review

Helper: Matthieu and Agathe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 17, 2012
Hi! thanks to Gen et Frank for this good week , in this beautiful contry (wit... view complete review

Helper: Philippe and Sarah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 7, 2011
MAGNIFICENT place ! Gen lives in a so beautiful place, in a beautiful house a... view complete review

Helper: Fabian Mangels Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Germany Date: April 25, 2010
I had a real good time at Gens place. The work was not too hard and I could l... view complete review

Helper: Shems and Christopher Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: April 5, 2010
Gen was a friendly and easy-going host who made us feel at home straight away... view complete review

Helper: Robyn and David Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: March 8, 2010
We had a wonderful week with Gen and co, we were made to make very very welco... view complete review

Helper: Stuart Lockwood Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: February 20, 2010
I had a lovely stay with Gen, she's a real good cook and live's in a beautifu... view complete review

Helper: Jan Adler Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Germany Date: January 15, 2010
I stayed some days at Leigh having had a wonderful time with Gen and I honest... view complete review

Helper: Ayal haneman Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Israel Date: July 27, 2009
This is a great place with wonderful people. Staying here was an unforgettab... view complete review

Helper: Aldo Besmer Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Switzerland Date: July 5, 2009
I stayed a couple of days at Gen's place planting a lot of happy plants (I ho... view complete review

Helper: Randall Mitchell Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: July 3, 2009
Gen is a fantastic hostess with a quite 'catholic' view of things. She lives ... view complete review

Helper: Bianka and Andrew Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: May 12, 2009
Gen was a very graceful host. Her beautiful home has a wonderful view and is ... view complete review

Helper: Suzanne and David Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: April 17, 2009
We stayed with Gen for a week in Feb - our first stop on arriving in NZ. She... view complete review

Helper: Pete and Karen Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: January 20, 2009
We had a pleasant few days staying with Gen, working on her developing garden... view complete review

Helper: Helen Millar Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: October 25, 2008
I stayed with Gen for a week planting trees and clearing her beach house of f... view complete review

Helper: George Wen and Yi-Hsuan (TAIWAN) Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Taiwan Date: August 24, 2008
We got a wonderful experience here. This is a beautiful house. Gen gave us a ... view complete review

Helper: Erica and Walter Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: July 10, 2008
Gen was a wonderful host. She trusted us to take care of her rental property ... view complete review

Helper: Carole and Chris Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: New Zealand Date: June 13, 2008
We had a great stay here. We appreciated having so much space to ourselves. G... view complete review

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