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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 1-2 or Couples
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 60880
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: December 18, 2019

We currently have availability starting immediately for our farm-stay/Cultural exchange. Please read carefully so you understand what we are offering and asking in return.

We are looking for a single female or a couple to help out with tasks to develop our property. I am recovering from a back injury and cant do a lot of the heavy stuff like digging etc. My Husband Jeremy works shift work so your support is essential to getting a lot done.

We have two types of positions available, or a mix:

Gardening only (see details below) - 5 hours a day
Cleaning - spring cleaning,home help and organization wizz, possibly some child entertaining (optional). 4 hours a day

Hours per day is 4-5hours max depending on jobs and what projects needs to be done.

We are slowly setting the property set up as a permaculture edible food system, lots of planting and weeding involved.

Our property is 5minutes to Matakana Village and 2 minutes to the closest beach, the area is great for travelers with many beaches and things to do on time off.

Garden tasks may involve:
Potting up seedlings or plants
setting up gardens and orchard
feeding animals chickens and pet sheep
spring cleaning
cleaning outside of house
clearing weeds
Working at community garden
zero waste community work
moving mulch
lawn lowing
removing weeds from paddocks
pest control - optional
Sowing seeds/raising seedlings
Preserving produce
Household chores, cleaning windows, cobwebs from outside of house, dusting etc

YOU WILL NEED GUMBOOTS, raincoat (waterproof) and sunhat!

We have two young children (5 and 7) they are active and fun, they love ready, playing and learning about new things. But at times get tired and grumpy, you will need to be tolerant of children.

There is no smoking on the property.

We ask for 5 hours for gardening or 4 hours for cleaning help a day, for 6 days, with a day off. Some tasks can be hard and some super easy, but we have great meals and offer a lot of support, fun experiences,visit to local firestation, leads for other places to stay and much more. Extra Hours can be worked on some days to get more whole days off.
Start at 8am unless otherwise arranged.

Often there are also opportunities to get paid work around the community doing gardening etc. $20 for hard workers.

You can chose to stay with our family or in your own accommodation. We have rooms with Wifi, but share the rest of the house with our family including meal times..

We look forward to hearing from you.
Angie, Jeremy, Alexandra and Daniel

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