landscaping and gardening near the beach in Matakana country, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, we're a family of 4 living in the beautiful mahurangi peninsular, about an hour north of auckland. we're offering a self contained 1 bedroom 'mini house' on our 2 hectare property in exchange for 3 hours work per day, 6 days per week. The work will vary depending on the day but lots of landscaping and also helping with setting up our market gardens, specializing in salad greens. if you have chainsaw experience that would be enormously helpful! we have 2 home schooled children, luka 11 and mali 9. we also have 2 young dogs and 2 cats plus lots of chickens!

    please note, we take a minimum of 2 people, and they must be 25 or older.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    we only take couples or 2 friends willing to share the 'mini' house together.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, french, dutch, a bit of spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A one bedroom 'mini house' in a bush setting. the space is small but perfect for 2 to share. there is a living/kitchen downstairs and a mezzanine upstairs. there is a small shower room and composting toilet. this offer is accommodation only so you provide for your own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we live just outside the little settlement of 'snells beach' and a short drive to the 'matakana wine country' area. there are plenty of things to do in your free time. the local beaches are lovely and there are lots of walks in the area. we offer our bikes for you to use to explore.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    we are starting market gardens using a no till method called 'bio intensive'. this is not just organic gardening but creating nutrient dense greens for the local farmers market in Matakana.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    9 - 12 am - max 25 hours


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One of the many local beaches
A view of the local area
Our house
our local beach
the accommodation 'minihouse'
mezzanine bedroom
kitchenette
sofa bed
compost toilet
Host ref number: 882985516286

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