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We are a friendly family with 4 kids. We have a 170 acre hobby farm with 100 acres of native bush. Our farm is mostly organic, the kids and animals are free range, and we love living in the Far North on our beautiful property.
There is always lots going on but we have heaps of space here, with bush/farm trails to explore and a large separate room for our guests a little away from the main house, so there is also lots of scope for privacy and contemplation!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Experience a rural lifestyle with a Kiwi family.
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We have heaps to do here as we have large organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees & animals. We have 8 dogs plus sometimes litters of puppies to care for. There is housework and maintainance, often small renovations, a heap of firewood to move & cut, fruit and veges to harvest, bottle etc, various projects, as well as of course doing stuff with the kids (kid friendly is a must here) and generally having a good time. You work will depend on what is happening when you arrive!
We would particularly like to host anyone that has carpentry skills, lumberjack skills, farm skills such as fencing, painting/renovation experience, an interest or experience in organic gardening or permaculture, someone experienced in dog care, training or management, or anyone hardworking, strong and fit that is happy to do some of the general maintenance work around the farm. Or a love of housework!
A private, large comfortable room a wee bit away from the main house, with king bed, internet access, computer. All meals included.
We live half an hour from Kerikeri, 15 mins from Okaihau (our nearest town). We can pick up from the bus in Kerikeri or from Okaihau. We often know in advance which days we are coming into town so check before you book your bus. There are many beautiful spots around here - rivers, waterfalls, forests, walking tracks, the Hokianga Harbour is only 5 minutes drive down the road. Amazing beaches Paihia and Opononi only 45 minutes away. We are very close to one end of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail, which passes right by us and takes you to the Hokianga Harbour, as well as going all the way to the Bay of Islands.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have very good cellphone/data reception on SOME phones (weirdly some phones get nothing). The bedroom is away from the house and has a wired (ethernet) internet connection and a computer. Our internet connection has unlimited data and is good speeds for working.
Plenty of space!
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week
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