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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: Up to 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 51750
Region: Southland

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Last Updated: November 8, 2017


Do you plan to visit the South Island?

We live 8km North of Invercargill, in Southland, and are currently doing up parts of our large, older, house, gardens and just about the whole property over time.

We would love help from anyone who can help with painting, sanding, stripping wallpaper, jib stopping, Tiling, plastering, building, (inside or out) pulling up carpet or general small farm work like fencing, weed spraying, firewood, planting a shelter belt, gardening, digging ditches, gathering horse poo, etc etc.

Right now we have three bedrooms that need painted after being skim-coated.
Preference would be for someone qualified or that has worked in the painting industry.

Plus more rooms that will need stripped, but I'd prefer to finish the current ones before starting new rooms.

We are flexible with work hours/days but would expect it to average at 4-5hrs per day per person, in return for accommodation and meals.

Depending on your travel wishes and length of stay you might prefer to work a couple of full days so you can have full days off to see all that Southland has to offer, or maybe base yourself here to visit the Catlins, Stewart Island or Milford Sound.

We cook the evening meals (which you are welcome to help with cooking or cleanup) but would ask that you organize your own breakfast and lunch from the food provided. Usually we have sandwiches or simple food at lunchtime. Cereal or toast for breakfast.

We have Miniature Horses, ponies and cattle plus 4 cats

Our children are now adults but are home often.

We are a non-smoking drug-free family, and ask the same of our helpers.

Accommodation is in the house with us and the rooms are a good size. (Not renovated yet).

We have found that it is easier for our helpers if you have your own vehicle. This is so you can make the most of your free time exploring our beautiful region, but don't let this put you off contacting us.

If any of this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

We have been police vetted many times for hosting foreign exchange students from America, Thailand, and Japan plus several Kiwis.

If you have any questions please email us and I'll answer everything I can. All emails will be answered.

Thanks heaps and enjoy your time in New Zealand!

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