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Bay of Islands
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 40
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7477
Region: Far North

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Last Updated: May 15, 2018

We live in a rural part of the Bay of Islands, with extensive views overlooking (extinct) volcanoes. Our 40 ha property is two-thirds protected native forest, with one third in pasture on which we run a small beef herd. We also have a milking cow,a few sheep, hens & ducks, veggie gardens,an outdoor compost toilet, a uniquely designed home, and a separate cottage for guests.
Only 4km from the highway, yet you will find yourself in a tranquil setting. Birdlife is abundant and we hear kiwis all year round!
Work is varied: gardening, landscaping, farm work, pest control, firewood gathering and more, depending on weather & season. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
Food is healthy & home-made, mostly grown from our own property.
Our interests include: sustainability, caring for our native bush and bird life, farming, gardening, art and creativity, music, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and cultural exchange, good food and fun!
Your own transport is preferred, as there is no public transport. We live in an area which is 20 minutes away from the nearest town, (Kerikeri / Paihia).
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our drug free and SMOKE FREE property with you.

reviews (17)
Helper: Carmen Alfonso Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 15, 2017
My stay with Wendy and Simon was a genuine and great 100% organic farm experi... view complete review

Helper: Theo and Marion Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 20, 2015
We stayed 4 days at Wendy and Simon's place. They are a nice and welcoming co... view complete review

Helper: Maud and Lavinia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: April 7, 2015
It was a great week at Simon and Wendy's farm! I've learned how to milk the l... view complete review

Helper: Daphne schwartz-maier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 20, 2015
I spent one week in this beautiful place and had so many new experiences: mil... view complete review

Helper: Kathrin Sawannia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 4, 2014
I stayed with Wendy and Simon for a bit over a week and it was an amazing exp... view complete review

Helper: Ryan and Elliot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 25, 2014
Ree enjoyed a week of gardening, cooking, learning and eating with Wendy and ... view complete review

Helper: Ryan and Elliot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 25, 2014
Ree enjoyed a week of gardening, cooking, learning and eating with Wendy and ... view complete review

Helper: Jan and Ruth Tabea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 14, 2014
Our week with Wendy and Simon held a lot of "first times": for example eating... view complete review

Helper: Jan and Ruth Tabea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 14, 2014
Our week with Wendy and Simon held a lot of "first times": for example eating... view complete review

Helper: Benedikt Haerynck Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: March 26, 2012
I know, a long time after , but still strong in my memories. I had an excelle... view complete review

Helper: Damien BLOT Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 17, 2012
Good stay with Wendy and Simon. Thanks a lot for the sailing trip and the Ki... view complete review

Helper: Stefanie and Michael Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 5, 2011
We didn't actually stay with Wendy & Simon, but met them whilst staying with ... view complete review

Helper: Stephanie roberts Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 16, 2011
I stayed with Wendy and Simon for a few days and they could not have been bet... view complete review

Helper: Isabelle DUPUY Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 3, 2011
I had a very nice stay at Wendy and Simon's place. They're living in a beauti... view complete review

Helper: Annaelle and Corrado Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: February 21, 2011
We stayed with Simon and Wendy in November 2010. We were freshly arrived in N... view complete review

Helper: Pascale Delos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 8, 2010
Simon & Wendy have been friendly available interesting hosts at the end of Ap... view complete review

Helper: Alice and Matthew Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: April 20, 2010
We were Wendy and Simons first helpers and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.... view complete review

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