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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 47424
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: January 20, 2020

We are a family of 6 and we have a lifestyle farm – that means we all contribute to run and manage our household, animals and farm working towards being as self sufficient as possible -it is hard work but we love it and we hope you do too!

We use most of the animals for food or other things they produce like fur, eggs etc…
We grow what we can and are continuously working towards producing more from our property.

As part of our family for the time you are here we would like you to be actively involved to get the most experience out of your stay and contribute in day to day things we do to provide the great meals and the accommodation you get.

We grow homekill meat so this means under the NZ Law to eat it you must be involved with the ongoing manner in the farm's daily operations and their family and household.

Being on a farm like this means early starts - breakfast is at 7am and a routine that needs to be stuck to.

We live close to Muriwai, Parakai Pools and Shelly Beach. We have a large comfortable house with ocean views. There is also paid opportunities for work locally depending on the season.

We can accommodate a person on their own or couple/traveling friends.

We are looking for help with our home and farm of around 4 hours per day in exchange for your stay.
Your work hours do not include day to day household chores required by everyone who lives here for example: Dishes, picking produce, taking out rubbish, recycling, feeding animals, clean up after meals, milking etc…

To stay with us you will need to:
* have a good attitude
* be motivated
* have common sense
* keen to give new experiences a go
* have lots of energy
* be able to follow a list and instructions to a high standard

We are particularly looking for skilled people for building projects, electrical, plumbing, building animal shelters, physically fit for digging and other tasks, renovations, painting and upcycling over Summer.
You must be able to follow a list and complete jobs to a high standard.

It would be a bonus if you had a license to drive in NZ and were confident on rural roads.

We enjoy learning about other cultures and sharing our Kiwi way of life with people. We are happy to help you with your english.

We are really keen for someone long term over Winter from May to August/September - this would suit a couple happy to do Farm Work and Au Pair/Tutoring type work. Maturity and confident driving is a must. There would be pay involved for the right and reliable people.
Why spend winter in a cold car... spend it on our farm and explore Auckland while earning a bit of money!

We look forward to hearing from you!
The Black Sheep

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