Help with organic farming and building projects in Kaitaia, New Zealand


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  • Description


    We are a mature couple who have ventured on a passion to grow organic vegetables and so recently purchased an organic micro farm up in northland.
    The property has a river boundary and numerous fruit trees and crops which need to be planted and trees pruned.
    To maintain an Organic orchard it is hard work but very rewarding.
    We are 11 kilometers from Kaitaia and have amazing beaches both on the west and east coast about 25 minutes by surfing,fishing or just relaxing at the beach are close at hand. If you like tramping there are beautiful bush walks about 8kms away and Kauri forests to explore to the North and South.Cape Reanga is a worthwhile visit on your day off. Natural hot springs are an hour away....relax and enjoy.
    We eat vegetarian food and love to experiment with different foods and especially Chilli and other spices....

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We Hope you will get to enjoy and be part of a developing organic farm using bio / permaculture principles Team building skills and have fun and a sense of community. We like to share our life knowledge and get to know you personally.
    The farm has a very peaceful and spiritual presence to it.

  • Help


    We will be planting crops,mulching,composting,pruning,general tidying,wood chopping,fruit picking...everything that goes with rural life on an organic farm.
    We may need help with building projects so any carpentry skills would be very useful and tree work skills.
    People with preferably gardening/ farming experience or a good knowledge of horticulture/organic growing.
    Please bring gumboots, wet weather gear and sunblock so all weather conditions are covered.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Separate loft accommodation with mains power........ LED battery lighting.
    We also have two bunk beds. You can pitch a tent if you would prefer this. Shower/ toilet facilities are in main cottage. Unlimited internet in main house - woofers area internet reception varies depending on signal.
    We love cooking and eat a wide range of vegetarian food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kauri forests /bushwalks about 8mms away.
    Plenty of beaches. 90 mile beach, east and west coasts about 25minutes by car.
    Town 11 kilometers away...reasonable selection of shops and cafes.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day x 5 days

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Host ref number: 119278814764