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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.9
Persons: 1-3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40934
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: December 7, 2017

We have a project of converting a large kiwi sheep shearing/woolshed into an amazing home. Building has started and it's looking awesome.
Let us know if you have some skills that would be useful. Any building or renovating skills, painting, fencing, farm work, chainsawing, wall papering! We have some gardening that we would love some help with.

There is extensive forest on our land. We have lots of musical instruments,drumkit, guitars and record player. We collect retro things and the woolshed is a visual feast. Although it is a bit of a building site at the moment!!!

We make and enjoy good beer, wine and fruit snapps. We help run a boutique pinot noir and riesling vineyard and at different times of year we need help tending to it.

Alongside daily projects we appreciate help with cleaning up/dishes after meals. We would love you to share your cooking skills sometime.

We steer towards organic principles for our gardening and cooking. Our vegetable garden is full of produce at the moment. Come and help us eat it!
We have two small dogs a horse, two pet pigs with 6 piglets at the moment, chickens ducks and sheep that need some feeding twice a day. We can't believe how much horse poop there is to pick up. It would be great if you have some horse handling skills too as we are fairly new to having a horse. We also keep bees.

We have a variety of projects and would appreciate 5hours help each day in exchange for accomodation, delicious good food and drinks, with some nice alcohols at times. We have some WiFi available and laundry. We turn the wifi off each evening around 10pm when we sleep.

We really appreciate our woofers and are so grateful for the work they do to help us create our home and gardens for the future. We have met wonderful people and have made life long friendships. It is so nice to hear where different people are from and share in cultural exchange with time around the dinner table.

A good level of english is appreciated please. We appreciate motivated people that have experience of physical work, building or from a rural background. We work outside a lot so good physical strength is needed.

We have some skills to share that you might be interested in, learning any of the following: fishing, ukulele or djembe drum playing, beer making/brewing, bread making, basic cake making, using a sewing machine, guitar and bass or drumkit or compost making in the garden, bee keeping.

It would be good if you could please
arrive on the morning of a Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Then we can show you around. We are happy to negotiate when you help if you want to fit in some exploring.

We look forward to meeting you!

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