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North Canterbury
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 1 - 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7434
Region: North Canterbury

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Last Updated: December 9, 2017

There is always too much to do on the farm and we need some help!

The weeds are winning!! so if you like to be outside and enjoy weeding please get in touch.

There are a few odd jobs here and there as we are developing a native walkway and landscaping other parts of our garden. Trying to get the veggies in for summer.

Not a priority but if you can use a chainsaw there are some logs that need cutting up, this will depend on the weather as things are very dry and there is a big fire risk.

We like our helpers to be easy going and flexible. Some days you will be left to work independently other times you will work with us. Work is usually about 4 -5 hours a day depending on the job but if you are flexible there may be times you can do a full day then have a full day to go off and explore.

I love doing all sorts of crafts, mosaics, sewing, woodwork and wearable art to name a few! Happy to do a project with you if your interested.

There is no public transport near where we live but I am happy to pick you up from Waikari or nearby. I am also in Christchurch at least once a week.

If you like watching tv or playing on a pc all day this place is not for you, we have limited internet access and NO cell phone coverage. But I do like a game of cards!

Accommodation is a self contained two bedroom cottage, separate from the main house, fully furnished with log burner and everything you need.

There are a couple of bikes you can use. Lots of books and games in the cottage too.

We provide all meals at the house but prefer you make your own breakfast at the cottage. Happy to provide you with some free range eggs.

There is a pool and a river you can splash about in. If you find this a bit cold the Hot pools are about 50 mins away.

We are in the Pyramid Valley a very pretty farming countryside, 1 1/2 hrs north of Christchurch. 20 mins inland from Amberly and the Waipara vineyards and 50 mins from Hanmer hot pools, hunting fishing and Kaikoura, whale watching not too far away. Lots of nice walks around the area and we are on part of the Hurunui cycle trail.

We have 4 dogs who love walks and swims in the river, 2 cats, sheep, chickens and dairy goats.
We have a 15 yr old foster child who is on the autism spectrum he likes to ask lots of questions and will want to know everything about your homeland :) and will surprise you with what he knows.

If your looking for a base to go sight seeing from it might also be possible to just work 2 days a week in exchange for accommodation in the cottage. (you provide own food). May suit seasonal workers.

So if this sounds like you and you have some time to spare get in touch.(email)

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