My husband Kerry and I (Jacqui) are both teachers (nearing retirement), though we have experienced a number of other jobs in our lives. We have a Border Collie dog named Maggie, chickens, rabbits, native birds, a generous vegetable garden, and a big landscaped garden. We do all of the work on the orchard ourselves, including picking, pruning etc.
Our facilities are modern. We lead a healthy lifestyle.
Kerry is also a builder and often has a project underway. He loves do it yourself projects'.
Jacqui is also a yoga instructor, enjoys cooking and gardening and loves working alongside Kerry.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Both of us ( Jacqui and Kerry my husband) have travelled widely, we are both teachers. Our orchard is small and hence we do most of the work. We are looking for energetic travellers, who are happy to fit in with our 'do it yourself' rural lifestyle. We are a few minutes walk from the beach, ten minutes drive to the closest town (Opotiki, Bay of Plenty). Public transport is NOT easily available.
Help on our small avocado orchard, pruning, fertilising, (almost organic) maintenance also gardening around the house including household chores etc.
Newly completed semi detached double room with cooking and washing facilities. Very quiet location. We are perched on a ridge that overlooks the Pacific Ocean with a north east aspect.
The main attractions in this area of New Zealand is White Island an active volcano and a popular tourist destination. Excellent fishing, kayaking, surfing, tramping, mountain biking, swimming.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week