We have lived on our 12 acre rural property for 2 years. It is beautiful and 2 km out of Matakana, 1 hour north of Auckland. We have chooks, grow our own vegetables and have created a large garden. We have separate accommodation for visitors in a great little cottage with cooking facilities and outdoor hot shower and composting lavatory. We are situated in an idyllic setting and ask for 3 hours help on our property for rent and then we pay an hourly rate. We have had many young couples staying and they have enjoyed being independent (you really need transport to get to the village and the beaches nearby) and working in the garden.
You will be staying in the heart of the most beautiful area north of Auckland, near a village, beautiful beaches and a native sanctuary where the wildlife is flourishing. Living with us you will learn about gardening and the help involved in creating a garden, plus different skills for operating garden machinery
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Gardening help on the property, including weeding, feeding, mulching, chainsawing planting and cutting up wood.
You are in a gorgeous self contained small cottage with a double room and a living room. There is a fridge, microwave, cooking rings. You will feed yourselves and be independent.
The area have a lot of things to do, great vineyards, beautiful beaches, great walks and a village market every Saturday. Matakana, despite its small size has cinemas, restaurants and a variety of shops.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3 hours per day per person, two days off