We are a family of 3 adults and we have a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren that visit often. We have 8 acres in Oratia, Waitakere, just 25 minutes from the city centre and airport. We are a 20 minute drive from the beautiful West Auckland beaches of Piha, Bethalls, Karikari and Muriwai. There are many forest walks very close in the Waitakere Ranges. We have two Highland cows, white runner ducks and chickens. We are nestled in the bush in a valley with a gentle stream at the bottom of the property which we swim in during the summer. We have a spa/jacuzi and sauna. Often we have a spare car for your use on your days off.
DIY and building projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
The scenery is beautiful and there will be time to sight see and the possibility of coming with us to various sight seeing icons around Auckland. Our son is a keen hunter and often goes away for weekends to hunt deer. If the opportunity arises while you stay here you could possibly join him.
We need help with the hobby farm maintenance, clearing bush, fencing and putting down new vehicle tracks around the farm and some help with building. Primarily we would love to have a builder or handy-man to help us build some new cabins.
We have a room available in our 5 bedroom house or if you would prefer you could sleep in our large caravan which has a double bed and a toilet and shower and kitchenette.
There are many local sights close by and use of our car can be arranged when it is available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day for 5 days