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I am a passionate beekeeper and a semi serious gardener.
My husband and I run a large fruit orchard and 2 hot houses for vegetables and flowers plus two huge gardens. I also run 16 beehives and a bee club for 120 members.
In our free time we chill on the beach with our 4 y.o. grandson
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will learn about manual labour tools,orchards, flowers, fruit,vegetables, harvesting and fruit
All aspects of Gardening, WEEDING LOTS AND LOTS of WEEDING Fruit picking, planting vegetables & flowers, harvesting, and cooking . We work in ALL weather conditions and in all seasons
Helpers live together so house chores are SHARED BY EVERYONE and should be done spontaneously plus your mother is not travelling with you :). If you do not share chores you will be asked to leave.
Housework must be done regularly and house inspection for cleanliness/tidiness are carried out
YOU WILL NEED A PAIR OF GARDENING GLOVES and BOOTS !!!
ABSOLUTELY No SMOKING allowed on the any of the properties
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Own accommodation with SHARED bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and relaxation area.
Accommodation and food are provided in exchange for 5 hrs work 5 days a week .
There is NO washing machine but there is a laundry service in Warkworth town (20 min by bus)
Free access to internet wifi in return for a baked cake / cookies /bread :)
You are required to keep your accommodation clean and tidy (beds made, personal items put away) Vacuum cleaning regularly
Kitchen clean - dirty plates washed and put away- work bench clear - rubbish removed regularly - recycling done correctly - bathroom and toilet cleaned - shower glass cleaner “squeegie” used after EVERY shower !
From Auckland take a bus to Warkworth and then a local bus to MATAKANA - Omaha . By car follow directions along State Highway 16
We are 10 min from Omaha beach and in the vicinity are Tawharanui Reserve - Goat Island Marine Sanctuary - Sawmill Brewery, Leigh, Matheson Bay , Matakana and Warkworth .... there is a bus service to Warkworth /Auckland every hour and loads of bicycle tracks, good restaurants, galleries and a NZ BEST cinema in Matakana
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week