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Kurow
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: May 2, 2018

We have a project of converting a large kiwi sheep shearing/woolshed into an amazing home. We are 90% done and it's looking awesome!!! but we have some finishing touches.
Let us know if you have building, renovating or carpentry or electrical skills that would be useful for our last push towards completion. We have some painting and some creative tasks/decorating, hanging pictures at the moment
Also some autumn harvesting of rosehips and flowers to make soap. Picking up pinecones even.
There is a lot forest on our land. We have lots of musical instruments,drumkit, guitars and a baby grand piano. We collect retro things and the woolshed is a visual feast. Although it is still a bit of a building site at the moment!

We make and enjoy beer, cider, 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 or harvesting the grapes.

Alongside daily projects we appreciate some help with cleaning up/dishes after meals. We would love you to share your cooking skills sometime if you would like. Otherwise we love to cook great food for you. We steer towards organic principles for our gardening and cooking.

We have two small dogs a horse, two pet pigs, chickens ducks and sheep. There is always horse poop to pick up and use to to create new fertile gardens or fill in holes. 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 that make delicious honey. We love to collect herbs and flowers from the land and make teas, infused honeys or vinegars.

We have a variety of projects and would appreciate 5hours help per day in exchange for accomodation, delicious good wholesome food cooked for you and drinks, with some nice wines or alcohols at times. We have some WiFi available and laundry. We turn the wifi off each evening around 9pm when we prepare for bed.

We really appreciate our woofers and are so grateful for the work they do to help us create our dream home and gardens. 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. We have a real interest in other cultures and languages.

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/cider making/brewing, bread making, basic cake making, using a sewing machine, guitar and bass or drumkit or compost making in the garden, bee keeping, horse riding.

It would be good if you could
arrive in the morning then we can show you around by day and maybe start a project. We are happy to negotiate when you help if you want to fit in some exploring. We often work 10am until 12.30 lunchtime then 1 until 3.30. 6days a week. But it depends on the day and jobs sometimes. Sometimes starting earlier or sometimes having a longer lunch or finishing later.

We look forward to meeting you!

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