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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 28502
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: June 10, 2017

Looking for a single traveller or two friends to stay between approx. 16th and the 20th of July.

Ideally you have your own transport.

HELPERS NEED TO HAVE A L-O-V-E FOR ANIMALS ideally some experience handling dogs, we have chickens, a cuddly cat and two friendly but full-on dogs!



We are Joel and Kristin, 28 & 30 years old, a Kiwi-German couple who is looking for mature and self-motivated people who are keen to experience the kiwi way of life and help around our house.

Work is varied depending on the jobs that need to be done and your interest/skills. Light domestic duties, ranging from gardening, cleaning, looking after/feeding pets and a variety of renovation jobs around the house.

We will provide a nice guest room with sea view and wifi in exchange for 2,5 hours of work p/day.

MEALS are NOT provided but cooking facilities are available and the kitchen must at all times be kept clean and tidy by the Helpx guests. You can help yourself to some fresh seasonal fruit and veggies from our garden. Feel free to share the other facilities in our house such as TV, washing machine, dishwasher...

We can also provide the occasional drop-off or pick-up by car and can give plenty of advice on sightseeing and things to do in the area.

Our home is conveniently located just above the beautiful Oamaru Public Gardens and a New World supermarket is within a 10 min walk or you join us on our weekly shopping trip to Countdown by car. Walk through the gardens and you reach within approx. 10min the town centre with all it’s shops, post office, banks, pharmacy, Warehouse, Farmers, cafés, restaurants & bars.

About us: Joel works as a Process Manager for a milk plant in Glenavy. He is quite busy and works many hours. Because of the renovation there is little time at the moment for things like going hunting & fishing, diving, playing tennis or mucking around in the garden that he normally enjoys doing.

Kristin used to work as a hotel receptionist and loves photography, animals, tramping and all sorts of creative stuff like painting, sewing and upcycling furniture. She's got lots of things on her to-do list for the house, like making curtains or painting chairs and doors. At the moment she's also looking after our Airbnb guestrooms (not in our house).

We'd love to spend evenings together but we may not always have time to show you around, hence we’re looking for self-sufficient people who have initiative and are able to entertain themselves if needed.

At this stage we have to say that we no longer accept people from GERMANY who are unwilling to practice their English. Although Kristin enjoys the occasional conversation in German, our household is strictly ENGLISH SPEAKING! If you are unwilling OR incapable to make conversation in English DO NOT APPLY!

If all that sounds like you and what you are looking for, we suggest a stay of one week (unless otherwise stated), see how it goes and in case of mutual interest, extend.

See you soon in Oamaru,
Joel & Kristin

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