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Pet sitting & House sitting job in Northland
Northland - Whangarei
Put your roots into the ground and utilise a blank canvas of productive land.
Lifestyle Block Maintenance
plus Income Potential
Owner of a lifestyle block is looking for an experienced person or couple who is into gardening/horticulture.
The spray-free property is on 12 ha north facing terraced land 20 km south of Whangarei. There is plenty of sheltered land and water available to develop crops based on your ideas and skills.
Accommodation is available in a seperate new 45 sqm cabin with Kent fireplace. It includes one bedroom, bathroom/toilet and open plan fully furnished kitchen extending into a spacious lounge.
I live 50m away and am overseas for 7 months in winter. You would look after my two cats Mr Muldoon and Mr. Nixon while I am away, so cat friendliness is essential.
The grounds maintenance involves lawn mowing, mulching, weeding, keep access road tidy and some other odd jobs (far less than a day over a week).
Over and above that there is already a few thousand dollars turnover annually from a small established banana crop and customer base ready for you to take over. It has the potential for triple cropping area and output within 2+ years.
The ideal person or couple would be willing and keen to creatively apply their own gardening skills and develop ideas on the available land. This ideally involves permaculture principles on a long-term basis, but as minimum give it a go until December 19 when I return. Someone who has got experience in horticulture, ambition, work ethic and willingness to bring a plan into fruition.
If this is you, then contact me to negotiate and discuss your ideas.
Definetely move in while I am still around to show you how everything works.
Unfortunately not ideal for kids as 20m high sandstone cliffs on property.