My names Liz and I'm turning my 5.4 hectare block into my own piece of paradise.
I enjoy having younger people around as I used to teach organics and permaculture at Polytechnic.
Its on a mangrove estuary about 30 minutes from Kerikeri town and an easy walk to historic Marsden Cross.
I go into town once or twice a week so you're welcome to come too.
Swimming, tramping, kayaking, fishing and pick your own oysters.
Friendly cows, hens and a wee Shih Tzu dog.
Ive two kayaks so friends can go out together
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Skills in bee keeping, animal and land care, history of the area and NZ in general.
Right now there's a lot of DIY going on.
There's some paid work for stripping paint. Tools and personal protection gear provided.
This host offers a language exchange
I'm happy to help with English... I'm very impressed with people who speak more than one language and English is hard!
You can choose from full board, paid work and accommodation or whatever suits you best.
If you like your own space you can stay in the caravan or in the main house with me.
This area is where Europeans first arrived do there's lots of historic sites, good walks.
Most towns are quite small but fun to explore in a day or two off.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There's plenty of space here. In fact you can park right near the swimming spot and waterfall
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week