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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.
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. There is also the possibility of earning extra money by working in the family landscaping business when the demand is there. You will be paid the equivalent of the minimum wage when working in the Landscaping Business and if you work extra hours. 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.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We need help with farm maintenance, clearing bush, fencing and putting down new vehicle tracks around the farm and some help with building. Primarily we need someone mechanically minded to help with vehicle maintenance , particularly getting 3 old diesel trucks back up and running.
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
5 hours a day for 5 days