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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.44
Persons: up to 10
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 19396
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: July 16, 2018

Welcome to the gateway of the catlins area.
We Need your Help. Any guys around the area ?

Hello i am jamie a born and breed kiwi, I have been part of helpx for 3 years now and live for the moment and have great passion for this project.

I have had an amazing experience with helpx all
round and enjoy helpx company.

On Helpx for this coming season I am...
Looking for volunteers for Food Sercices , gardeners, painters,wallpaper and cleaners . Builders and tradies for renovating all hospital lodge project. between 2 and 4 hours per day for free accommodation. if you do more than 4 hours per day you get meals

We do a few day trips around the area to show our guests around. Dunedin, invercargill, gore ,catlins area along the coast .
Looking for people that can work for a minimum of 4 days or more long stay .we usually have a few help x peoples on site at any one time and can be alot of fun.

sleep ins are great no need to get up early and you have all day to yourself.


More Information about the Lodge and what we do..
What does Cedar tree Lodge mean in our Balclutha community!
Over the past 2 years we have accommodated 290 persons for Homeless accommodation.
Homelessness, is the condition of people without a permanent home, People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure home. There are so Many reasons why people Live at cedar tree lodge.
There are a wide range of personal reasons to why people live at the lodge, Most of the reasons are financial based due to having bad credit not able to have power connected or have a history of not paying rent therefore not able to get into rental properties.
Low income earners that have income less than $400pw simply cannot rent or live alone, this is become more common at the lodge with the basic room cost around $100pw which is affordable. Some People simply cannot live with other people or share living cost.
Some other reasons may extend from relationships issues to were one person have to leave the family home on a 5 day safety order or the family income earner has to reside in other town for employment therefore has to support two accommodation this can make it extremely hard financially on families, this is what we see a lot of.
A small portion of the homeless population, that we see at the lodge are generally people in transit that have no fix place.
This facility offers support and helps those people in need, we have social services on site through the Salvation Army.
We have no funding to run this facility other than what we generate through accommodation fees and is completely run by volunteers
These figures come from our records and I feel that the community in Balclutha need to know how much this facility is needed in our district.
This facility will need funding of some degree in the coming year for projects to create a better living.
The Facility Is Staffed by Volunteers All BY HELPX..
with out helpx the project would not be possible. THANK YOU TO YOU ALL

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