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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14869
Region: North Canterbury

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Last Updated: February 4, 2018

Our property is a 2 hectare lifestyle block with an extensive garden and a menagerie of animals - see our website for more details -
I am an at-home Mum/Gardener and my partner, Rudi, is an air traffic controller. We have 2 children - Josie (17 years old), whose main passion is horse riding, regularly competing in dressage competitions and showing. Our 20 year old son, Nic, is studying a Financial Engineering degree at Canterbury University and is currently living on campus.
We occasionally have garden groups coming to visit and so the garden has become my place of work. As the garden is rather large, I'm needing some help with weeding, mulching, pruning and general upkeep of the property.
We are happy to provide meals and accommodation - we have a newish bedroom, with a Queen sized bed (plus can add a single) and bathroom in exchange for gardening, cooking, painting and the odd household chore (in the event of wet weather). You would help yourself to lunch and breakfast most of the time and dinner is provided. The expectation of working hours is 4 to 5 hours per day.
Stays of up to 5/6 days work well for us, but it can often be an option to stay longer.
We are not on a bus route so it's an advantage if you have your own transport. However, we are only 5 minutes drive from the township of Rangiora and go there every day. So we're happy to pick up/drop off at the bus stop. We are 35 minutes from the centre of Christchurch.
In winter months, if you're keen on skiing we are 1 & 1/2 hours away from Mt Hutt and Porter Heights ski fields.
In summer, feel free to spend time relaxing in our swimming and spa pool.
Free, unlimited internet.
We are a smoke free household.

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