Help me with some general farm chores in Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi yes I am hosting workaways during this time. I generate some of my own power with solar electric and solar hot water, make muesli, laundry detergent, soap, jams, preserves, seed saving, grow beef and vegetables, cook on a wood burning stove in winter and keep bees for honey.While I do these things I don't do them every day as farms are seasonal. I have a variety of animals and general jobs that are ongoing and various.
    Also I have about an acre of pyo (u pick) blueberries. Helpers have helped finish the conversion of an old train carriage into a tiny house for the short term rent which is wonderful so thank you all. It is time to prepare (weed) the house vegetable gardens for planting and I am also establishing a small permaculture food forest which is my current priority/project. This is a small farm but I generate all of my income from it so is an example of how to do that if you are interested. Fred and Wilma are the dogs and they love helpers and are super friendly.

    Vegetarians welcome and smoking is ok outside.

    If I am collecting you from Silverstream train station I will need to collect you from there at 6pm.

    This is an organic farm so principles of composting, eating seasonal food, composting toilets, reduce, reuse and recycle are things that are done on a daily basis.

    Cell phone reception is vodafone and spark not 2 degrees.
    I enjoy a good laugh but appreciate my privacy in the evenings.Look forward to hearing from you soon.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Because I have been living an environmentally friendly lifestyle for so long it is normal for me so I don't always think to point out why I do certain things so please feel free to ask a lot of questions. Look around you and observe. This is a busy little place with a lot going on behind the scenes.

  • Help

    Help

    I have a variety of animals and general farm chores that are on going and varied. Currently the house vegetable garden needs preparation for planting and I am establishing a small permaculture food forest.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in the main house but there is a separate nice area for workaways. I am not vegetarian but vegetarians are welcome with appropriate food supplied. Smokers welcome if you smoke outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As there is no public transport to the farm I can collect you from Silverstream Railway Station. This is on the Upper Hutt Railway Line & about 40 min out of Wellington Central. I can meet you outside the Charltons pub across the road from the train station.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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