Family run permaculture farm just 45 minutes South of Auckland

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  • Description

    Description

    The three of us, Nigel, Merrin and Judy run a small family farm 45 minutes south of Auckland city. The farm takes its name from the Waitangi stream that runs along our Southern boundary. Designed around a permaculture ethos, we run beef cattle & pigs in addition to mixed fruit and nut orchards. We have a remnant block of native lowland forest which we are continuing to expand & restore. We also have a horse, a cat & a bunch of chickens.
    Please note we're only able to host couples.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience rural life in New Zealand with the opportunity to learn about New Zealand’s unique native vegetation and ecosystems from our very own resident ecologist - Merrin has her doctorate and works as an ecological consultant to the rural sector.

  • Help

    Help

    There are a range of jobs to be done on the farm, from feeding the animals to fruit picking, weed grubbing, tree pruning and small carpentry projects. This winter however we’re focusing on re-foresting retired pasture back into native bush, which involves weed clearing and tree planting.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Self-contained 40sqm studio cottage complete with kitchen, fridge, bathroom, washing machine, fireplace, wi-fi, TV & Bluetooth stereo. Food will be provided for your own preparation (from the farm where possible) with the opportunity to join us for shared meals during your stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our location is a rural setting conveniently located 5 minutes from Waiuku township and 45 minutes from Auckland. In addition, we’re 15 minutes from the stunning West Coast beach of Karioitahi, at the gateway to the Awhitu Peninsula and only 3km from the lovely Waitangi Falls. The Glenbrook Vintage Railway runs down our eastern boundary and you can often see the steam train chuffing its way past with a compliment of tourists. During harvest season we press our own cider and there’s always the company of friendly pigs who enjoy a good scratch. Unfortunately, due to the lack of public transport, having your own vehicle is a must. We can cater to vegetarians/vegans, but due to the nature of our farm, omnivorous guests will feel more at home.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 812725531565