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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.15
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 41111
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: November 4, 2017

We want to produce more food on our urban, organic 1/3 acre and could use help with gardening work. Some of this work is light and some requires strength for digging and carrying.

There are two bee hives if you are interested and some shiitake mushroom growing logs that may need watering.

During spring and summer, house maintenance takes priority: painting, repairing roughcast, cleaning spouting, etc.

Our 1906 villa sits on a north-facing hillside. It takes 40-50 minutes to walk here from Dunedin city centre. Two bus routes stop nearby. Helpers have their own room and share our bathroom. We eat a little meat and fish but are primarily vegetarian ---- and can host vegans who do not mind what we eat. Our family has a young man with intellectual disability.

We ask you to stay for 2 weeks, which may suit those who have been moving around without pause. St Clair beach and salt water pool are a 30-minute walk. There are a number of good walking tracks in the area. If you have a car, you can easily travel to beaches to watch seals, penguins or sea lions. For surfing, you need a wetsuit.

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