We are a loving, happy and friendly family with three children. Toni is a full time Mum and Edwin is owns a small consulting firm. We are educated, open minded and try to live a healthy, natural lifestyle. We are working towards self-sufficiency and grow most of our own food (organic) and raise animals. Edwin and the three boys are gluten intolerant, so our diet is largely grain-free (mainly fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, dairy) and for the sake of simplicity would prefer someone who is happy to eat this way too.
We live in Warkworth - 45 minutes north of Auckland. It is a beautiful area, full of vineyards, beaches, cafés and activities. We have a 20 acre farm that we are establishing and are looking for people to help with farm work in exchange for a warm and comfortable place to stay with everything provided. Ideally we are looking for people who don't mind physical work. We are looking for 4 hours work a day.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We are both born in NZ so know a lot about our country that we are happy to share. We also hope that we can provide a slightly different view on modern life - one that involves being somewhat self-reliant :-)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We have a two key areas where we need help:
1. Cleaning/housework. Toni has recently commenced study and could really do with some help around the house. We would love to give the entire house a decent spring clean and sort through cupboards, pantry etc.
2. General work around the garden, orchard and farm - planting out, making compost, fencing, pruning, landscaping work, painting etc.
If you are keen just get in touch. We will probably want to Skype with you before committing to anything
In exchange for 4 hours work per day, we offer peaceful, private accommodation that are very comfortable - our family of 5 lived in them while we built our house. Your own bathroom, separate cooking facilities (if you want them - welcome to eat with us!), high pressure shower, wifi etc.
We can offer a relaxing, fun environment along with good local knowledge, great food and wine, movies, internet access, books, games etc.
We are about 3km from the Warkworth township.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours depending on the person