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All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13873
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: October 15, 2018

I'm updating this after having taken a break for a while....old farmhouse on the Otago Peninsula that overlooks Latham Bay and Lamlash Bay. Regular buses run from Dunedin to Portobello, which is only a two minute walk away from the house.

There is a renovated cow shed that serves as a large glass house, a former sheep pen that is/will be planted out and smaller patches of vegetables and herbs around the property.

There are two cats and free range chickens.

Aside from tending to vegetables and keeping the garden in check, there are always plenty of other options/projects to dive into... basic building and renovation work and painting etc.

I don't count hours of work done. I trust you to make a reasonable contribution.

I can offer a room, free internet and possibly the use of a bike to explore the wildlife ( penguins, albatross, seals, sea-lions etc) and the varied scenery of the Peninsula.

I sometimes bake bread and tend to cook vegetarian Indian food. I do eat meat – just not very often.

I definitely have no objections to others doing a bit of cooking.

I prefer if people are able to feel at home while they are here, so try to maintain a relaxed atmosphere.

Be warned, that although there is all day sun here, the house is old and so can get a bit chilly from time to time - "home from home" middle class cozy comfort doesn't live here :-)

I can't afford to provide you with all of your food during your stay. You're welcome to help yourself to whatever's here, but I need to ask that you bring some food with you by way of making a contribution.

So anyway, if after reading this and the comments from past visitors, you think you might like to spend some time here, just get in touch and we’ll take it from there.


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