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Town or City: Amberley
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 1 or maybe 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 14281
Region: North Canterbury

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After a long absence, we are ready to have our next helper stay with us. There is much to be done with a berry crop not to far away from ripening ... And Christmas is just around the corner!

Hi, We are a homeschooling family with three girls aged 12, 15 and 17. We live on a lifestyle block 5mins from Amberley. Our livestock includes sheep, 2 goats, a rabbit, and several chickens.

We are commited to using alternative energy sources (wind, solar, methane). We use organic farming principals wherever possible and practical. We are offering your own bedroom in our home and 3 meals per day, some transport, use of bikes to explore local town (library, cafes, farmer's market), 10 minutes to the beach and local wineries. We can pick you up from Amberley or Rangiora by arrangement. Females only please.

In exchange, we would like four hours of work per day. Possible chores would be feeding the animals, household chores (baking, cleaning), help in the garden with weeding and berry p... more inside

      



Town or City: north canterbury
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: up to 2 females only
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33034
Region: North Canterbury

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20 minutes from the heart of Christchurch city. We are located in the small town of Woodend. We have a warm large new house on ten acres. We live a walk across the road from the beautiful town of Pegasus that facilitates a huge lake for water sports,golf,tennis,cafe,restaurant etc check details here- http://www.pegasus-town.co.nz. Next door to us is a 100 acre walking forest- a 35 minute walk will take you to the beautiful Woodend beach- Perfect for swimming. details here. http://www.visitwaimakariri.co.nz/new-zealand/Woodend There are buses available to get you to Christchurch and surrounding areas.
I have my husband and our 5 beautiful children ages 3,5,10,12 and 14. They are home schooled and love to learn of new cultures.
Some Interests here are Guitar, Keyboard, drums Gymnastics, Science, self sufficiency(preserving,yoghurt,cheese making etc), herbal medicine, Art, chickens.
There is a large bedroom with your own en suite.
Accommodation,food and fast INTERNET are include... more inside

    



Town or City: Oxford
All Year: spring, summer, autumn
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 3845
Region: North Canterbury

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4ha lifestyle block with 8yr old planting of natives and organic vege garden. You would need to be a non-smoker.
Vegetarian, bilingual household (german and english) comprising of 1 female adult, 4 horses, 2 dogs and 3 cats. 7km from Oxford township, 62 km from Christchurch. Close to scenic walking tracks (Mt. Oxford). Wonderful views and great riding country. In the past most helpers arrived and did not want to go anywhere for weeks.
Own transport needed if you want to get around - however regular lift into Christchurch and Rangiora possible.
I live a busy lifestyle and would like someone who would fit as part of our family of humans and animals. Due to currently working long hours on 2 days of the week you will need to be able to cope with lots of time on your own - doing your own cooking on those days.
I prefer people who are motivated - with a positive, cheerful and relaxed attitude, able to work unsupervised, have initiative (ie picking up jobs when seeing they need to ... more inside

          



Town or City: Methven
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10000
Persons: 1-2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13378
Region: North Canterbury

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We are looking for international travellers who would like to experience a special part of the South Island. This is a sheep and beef property in the Canterbury Highcountry, 50km inland near the township of Methven. Beside farming we are operating a small conference and accommodation venue and in the winter this place is the base for a heliski operation. We enjoy having travellers and welcome always a helping hand. A modern self contained unit with all facilities and all meals of the day will be provided as an exchange. It would suit an outdoor person who enjoys walking, mountain biking. Pick up from Methven (1 hour drive) or Christchurch (2 hours) is possible.Beside English our household is able to communicate in German and "Schoolfrench". Have a look on our website.

  



Town or City: Lincoln
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 33700
Region: North Canterbury

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Hi Where are you now?

If you want to come here to our B&B/Homestay and stay for a day or two before we have a helpXer job for you then we are now able to book you into a large room we have called the Girls Camping Dormitory while you wait for one of the three jobs while there is no work for you, you will pay $15 per day if you eat out, $25 per day for breakfast only $45 per day with 3 meals provided with no work to do.

I have still have enough work for a third person but I only have a 7 seater van we use for camping out fited with a bed for your sleeping arrangements but you do also use:

• Shared use of the rest of the house, including bathroom, kitchen and BBQ, laundry, TV, board games.
• Free internet (within reason).
• helpXers get 3 meals per day Please note it is hard for us to accommodate vegetarians, and if you have any diet restrictions / requirements (e.g. Vegan, gluten free) we’ll need to negotiate this before booking accommodation as our cooking repertoi... more inside

            



Town or City: Rangiora
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 1148
Region: North Canterbury

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We looking for a couple or 2 girls.We like some help with weeding, cleaning out tunnelhouse, trimming shelterbelt, etc etc.
We are a semi retired Dutch couple. We use natural pest control and don't use sprays in the tunnelhouses. Outside we grown organic veges for our small shop. We have chickens, goats and bees. Accommodation is a cozy sleepout with a double bed. we would like you to work 3 hours for each night stay, but you have to provide your own food, so you have free accommodation for the work what you do for us.

If you prefer accommodation only, we have a cheap backpackers accommodation (sleepout) that you can rent for $30 per person a night. Minimum of 2 nights stay. 7 day special only $250 for 2 people. For 1 person $190 per week.
Clean and tidy. The sleepout is a "stand alone" and comfortable, plus self contained. It is one room with a double bed, a dining table, DVD player, a benchtop with a sink, and pots and pans and cutlery, a double element cooking plate... more inside

            



Town or City: Christchurch
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 2812
Region: North Canterbury

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Cleaner/Reception in a hostel
We are looking for one person to help us in our hostel in exchange for accommodation e.g. general hostel work cleaning to a high standard, answering telephone, checking customers in/out and some gardening. Good gardening knowledge is huge plus also good understanding of the English is essential. This is working for 4 days in a week (2 full days and 2 half days). Minimum commitment 6 weeks. If this is good for you and keen to take the position we would like to interview beforehand. PH (03)365-4805 ask for Alan or Keiko


            



Town or City: Canterbury
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Accommodation
Host ID: 23782
Region: North Canterbury

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Nestled in the beautiful Southern Alps is the historic settlement of Cass (approx half way between Christchurch and Greymouth). I am offering private accommodation (separate from the house with own bathroom)in exchange for odd jobs - painting, gardening and lawn mowing.
I also have a horse drawn wagon seen in the photo's which is needing a keen horseperson to drive and keep working.
There is plenty to do in the area including fishing on many of the nearby high country lakes (1.6 km to Lake Sarah) day walks/ tramping in Arthurs Pass National Park and Craigieburn forest Park, skiing on one of the 5 local ski fields, four wheel driving, Scree jumping (down Sugar Loaf). A short drive to Cave stream scenic reserve (one of the south Islands best free activities) and Castle Hill natural rock climbing park (where scenes from Lord of the Rings and Narnia were filmed). Other nearby facilities are The Bealy Hotel (10mins) and Arthurs Pass 20mins. In exchange I would like four hours work... more inside

            



Town or City: Rangiora nr Christchurch
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 60
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 32921
Region: North Canterbury

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We live in Ashley, North Canterbury. We are a family of 4 with two children Chris 19 years (apprentise electrician) and daughter Jessica 17 years at secondary school. We would love a couple to come and stay with us. We have a flat attached to our house and garage, so you would have your own accommodation but eat and entertain with us. We live 5 minutes to our nearest town Rangiora and 25 minutes north of Christchurch. We would be interested in gardening, farm work help. Rod and I have both traveled and know how enjoyable it is to be with families and get to know their area and family. You won't be disappointed to stay with us on your way to your next destination.



Town or City: Rangiora
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13959
Region: North Canterbury

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LOOKING FOR SOMEONE RIGHT NOW PREFER SOLO PERSON. WOULD CONSIDER A COUPLE FOR A SHORT STAY.

We are a busy Family of 5. Parents in 30s and 3 boys 8, 6, 4 years old. We live 10min out of Rangiora but go there a few times a week and 30 min from Christchurch.

My Husband is a shift worker and I work from home so it is always very busy, so one of our main criteria is that you have great initiative and will be able to complete the required hours from a list, after being shown what to do if necessary. We are looking for a helper to do mainly housework, cooking and childcare but there are also never ending general chores around our property including lawn mowing, painting and gardening (the work is not hard just things we run out of time for). We also have cattle, calves, sheep, lambs and a cat.
An extra pair of hands is always appreciated!!

In exchange for 3 hours honest work per day you will get a room in our house with a double bed and ensuite and one main meal per day (norm... more inside

      

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