Creating beauty in a tranquil setting. Join us in Takou Bay, Northland, New Zealand




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  • Beschreibung


    Hi Workawayers. If fun, creative work, self sustainability, great scenery and the acquisition of hands-on skills is your thing - then come join us in the Far North. An ideal location in its own right - but also the ideal place to to begin your complete New Zealand experience by starting here in the far North and systematically working south in a way that lets you see it all. Our property, a large multi-purpose farm, is situated close to many of the Far North's beautiful east coast beaches, Kauri forests, ninety-mile beach on the West Coast, less than a day's return visit to Cape Reinga, forty minutes-drive from Paihia or Manganui, and fifteen minutes-drive from Kerikeri. Tour buses to ninety-mile beach, West Coast sand hills, the Kauri Kingdom and Cape Reinga can be boarded from Waipapa and Paihia (we can drive you to and pick you up from the tour buses Waipapa pick up stop.)

    Apart from those more northerly attractions there are many beautiful walks around Kerikeri itself, and of course the local waterfalls and Kauri forest - all of which we are pleased to show you and take you to. Help here is 20 hours per week, normally four hours each morning five days a week - but can be made up any way that suits all of us and allows for flexibility so that workawayers can explore the immediate area, the Bay of Islands and the far North etc if they wish to do so. A minimum 14-day stay is available (although many folk stay longer) for either a solo male, a solo female, or a mixed gender couple. At present we have availability for Workawayers from May 2020 and all of 2021 in minimum stays of 14 days or longer. We are very much hands on using hand held tools - even for digging post holes etc. For that reason we only consider workawayers aged 35 or younger. A reasonable ability to converse in English is also required.

    The Workawayer will help both host and hostess around the farm's main house, normally helping with food preparation for an hour each morning and then in the grounds and gardens for the next three hours. The help is varied and interesting and depending on the season could include gardening, weeding, fencing, spraying, making concrete, building, path construction, brick laying, paver laying, helping with meal preparation, pruning and grafting. Previous experience is not necessary - but willingness and a strong desire to learn new skills is. All food and accommodation is supplied in exchange for the 20 hours of help per week. We do not cater for specific gluten free, vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan based diets - but do provide balanced, healthy, tasty meals with loads of home-grown fresh fruit and vegetables included.

    Main house, grounds and garden include small orchard of many different kinds of fruit trees, large flower and vegetable gardens, full International sized petanque piste, heavy duty, free weights gymnasium, seven bay shed, concept 2 indoor rower, outdoor chess and other games and entertainments. Workawayers have full free time use of all such facilities with (if desired) free instruction and training from Host - a former three sport National Champion. Workawayers live in with host family.

    In addition to meals and accommodation, Workawayers have access to TV, DVD`s, library, washing machine, indoor and outdoor clotheslines and drying racks, free Wi-Fi and internet. So come on up to the winterless North, join the crew and have yourself a ball - we are looking forward to meeting you.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Apart from the building, gardening, preserves and cooking - those who desire it will also have the opportunity to train in New Zealand's most unique and effective heavy duty gym, play petanque on a full size International piste and use our concept 2 indoor rowing machine. Bob is a three sport former National Champion, International record holder , gym manager and sports coach. He is always happy to share his knowledge and expertise with any Workawayer interested in fitness, weight training and/or sport in general.

  • Arbeit


    Experience here is not needed or required - just a willing spirit and an eagerness to learn. You will help with everything we do which is everything from gardening to fencing to building - including concrete making, bridge building, brick and paver laying etc. Pruning and grafting. Making jellies, jams, preserves and bottling fruit. Planting, weeding, lawn-mowing, property maintenance. These are just some of the things that Workawayers will help with and learn how to do efficiently. Some of the work is physically easy and some of it is physically hard - so over-all it is best suited to those who are fit, healthy and thirty-five years of age or younger.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    You will have your own room in the host family's main house. Wifi, TV, etc is unlimited and free. There is a large library. You will eat meals with the host family prepared by the host with a little help from you. Food is predominantly home grown, balanced and healthy, fresh and nutritious. We do not supply specific vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or pescatarian meals. Meat and three veg is the norm with dairy products where and when appropriate.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The male host, Bob, trains at petanque everyday and trains others in the gym twice a week. Workawayers are welcome to join in these activities of course. There is also outdoor chess and a multitude of board and card games available. There are many sights to explore in the surrounding district including waterfalls, kauri forests, Cape Reinga, beautiful beaches, produce and Farmer's markets, etc etc. We can drive you to the immediate local sights and to tour bus pick-up points for those places a little further away. If you have your own transport then everything in the far North is easily accessible. You could do all the east coast beaches, see Cape Reinga and get back to us in a single day.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have alarge property and parking of any size campervan is no problem at all.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    20 hours a week - usually four hours each week day morning - but flexible

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