Maker's Retreats

Simple Pleasures Retreat


coming in April 2022 - stay tuned for dates

a large white homestead house
Experience one of New Zealand's loveliest homesteads: Mataia.
Just an hour North of Auckland, this working sheep and cattle farm has been beautifully restored and awaits your visit. 
No classes. No cooking. No stress.
Time to make, time to linger.
Walk along the Mataia trails or enjoy being still.
Talk, laugh, eat, then fall asleep to the calls of the brown kiwi. 
I'm Lester, head yarnie at Prosper, and I'll be your host.  I'll bring along yarn for you to squish, and am happy to share my knowledge, opinions, and suggestions for your makes all weekend long. I reckon wonderful tips and tricks will abound in a room full of makers.
The goal is a gentle weekend of great food, and simple pleasures.  
Your booking includes 2 nights lodging, Friday afternoon tea, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner, Sunday breakfast & morning tea.
When people say they can 'accomodate' special dietary needs, I am sceptical. Let me assure you, you will eat well, with many healthy options available. I am vegan, gluten free, and keto. I live with and cook for meat loving foodies, one of whom is Celiac; so I've got you covered! I will even bring my espresso machine so you can have a delicious flat white or long black each morning.  Just let the Prosper team know your requirements.  I will send out the menu as part of your welcome pack several weeks before the retreat.
While some alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks will be included, please feel free to bring your favourite beverages for the weekend.
And in my opinion, no decent retreat is complete without a little goodie bag (if you've subscribed to my yarn club, you'll know goodies are my favourite part), so I hope you look forward to that. 
There are 6 lovely bedrooms available. Bookings will go live 2 Feb. Please Search Simple Pleasures at that time for a live link to more details, and to purchase (in full or deposit/payment plan: $200 deposit remainder due 3 weeks before event):
          1 Queen Private Room $685
          1 Queen Private Room $685
          1 Single Private Room $660
          2 Singles Shared Room $635
          2 Singles Shared Room $635
          2 Singles Shared Room $635
If you would like to share a Queen with a mate please contact Prosper prior to Nov 2. This can be arranged.♡ We will also maintain a waitlist should you miss out on the 2nd; on a first in first served basis.