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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 14
Persons: 2-3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 95470
Region: Lower North Island

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Last Updated: February 5, 2020

We bought a derelict school 3 years ago. We now have a thriving village working to restore the buildings and the land. We are currently developing a co-housing model to guide us. We have community gardens, a house cow, and the usual dogs and chickens. Six acres is native forest that we are restoring and expanding.

Tasks here for volunteers are varied depending on your interests and skill. We have had people gardening, constructing shade houses, throwing sticks for dogs, milking our cow, making cheese, cleaning, throwing sticks for dogs, erecting farm fences, painting, helping with building and did I mention the dogs :-). You will stay in the Manor House with Drew and Ant. You have own bedroom and share meals - we like volunteers who like to cook :-). We mostly eat gluten free, vegetarian/seafood with occasional meat if someone has been hunting. There is WIFI available. Must be prepared to work independently at times. You are invited to join any village activities - cafe mornings, meetings, dinners, book club, movie evenings. No smoking. We have had travelers stay for a week to many, many months so you are welcome to come and see how we fit together. We look forward to meeting you.

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