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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .5
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 49622
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: January 28, 2019

Our suburban organic mini farm is quite varied and innovative. With over 90 fruit and nut trees, an apiary, a thermal field heated green house, food forest guilds, berry orchards, grapes , olives and vegetables. We raise rabbits and snails for meat as well. Each year we produce hand crafted and completely natural cider champagne.
Our mini farm overlooking beautiful lake Wanaka is in walking distance to Wanaka. Our house is a modern and comfortable eco-house with internet connections for our guests. We are excellent cooks and provide 3 generous meals a day (all organic from our garden).
We are looking preferably for 2 people who have some gardening experience and can commit to 1 or two weeks. However we are also open to 1 person as well. You would be expected to work in the garden 5 days per week from 8 to 12 with the afternoons and weekends off.
We provide a rich learning environment for those that are interested. This summer we are installing ollas throughout our gardens. Ollas are buried clay pots and are one of the most efficient irrigation systems thought to have originated in China around 4000 BC. Filled with water, and buried , these unglazed, porous clay pots provide controlled irrigation by capillary flow to plants planted near to it. We are also in the process of creating a seed bank and plant breeding process on our property.
My wife and I are well traveled and liberal minded. We speak English, French and German.

reviews (4)
Helper: Julia Schechinger Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 22, 2018
For me, it was my best time in New Zealand. I spent three weeks with Randolf ... view complete review

Helper: Kevin Herklotz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 1, 2016
From a scale from 1 to 5 I would give them a 6! Itís an amazing place to woo... view complete review

Helper: Tim and Whitney Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 19, 2016
Marty and Randolf are exceptional hosts! We spent two weeks working/staying o... view complete review

Helper: Lian Song Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: July 30, 2016
I am very honored to be the 1st helper in Randolf & Marty's farm, I just left... view complete review

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