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Akaroa
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 50949
Region: Banks Peninsula

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Last Updated: November 30, 2017

We have purchased a neglected farmlet in Banks Peninsula over a year ago, and still need many hands to help us tidy it and set it up properly. We have 4ha land, sheep, chickens, a dog, large gardens, two busy toddlers and a big, 150 year old homestead to look after, so many skills needed here.

We grow most of our own food and run a B&B, so needles to say life is very busy. For now we would love someone that can help tidy the gardens and do mostly outside work. There is also some fencing to be done, working in the paddocks, and help with firewood etc.
(We have sheep and chickens, and I get many requests from peolpe saying they want to work with animals. Unfortunately sheep and chickens mostly look after themselves. We do have the odd occasion where help is needed with the sheep, but that depends entirely on situation and time of year. I cant promise work with animals, if that is what you are after.)

We provide 3 meals a day and accomodation in exchange for 5 hours work a day. Sometimes you can do a full day, and take the next day off if you would like to go and do something in Akaroa, or visit the beautiful bays around here.

Strictly no smokers please.

We are accross the harbour from the lovely tourist hotspot Akaroa. (20 minute's drive). Many things to do there, like dolphin tours, fishing, cayaking, also shops, coffee shops, restaurants etc. we are also walking distance from a lovely calm swim beach, Tikao bay, and right next to the well known alpaca farm for farm tours.

Good phone reception at our property and you can use our wifi. Internet access is limited to emails, facebook etc. no downloading as we have limited gigs. Our house is old, big and rich with history. Definately the oldest house in the area! It is very cosy and warm and well insulated, so even on cold nights you will be comfortable. We heat the house with two (or sometimes 3) fires, so no nasty dry skin from heatpumps etc. Come and step back in time and enjoy the luxury of gorgeous fires, beautiful stars and lots of space, good food, peace and quiet......

We are a well travelled, relaxed, friendly couple and look forward to spending time with fellow travellers.

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