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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1,000 square meters
Persons: 1 ask for 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 22696
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: August 17, 2017

Quirky 100year old hillside villa overlooking city center of Oamaru (10 min walk to downtown) plus a wee view of the sea. The good 1000squ metre hill side currently still covered in organic masses waiting to be transformed into massively organic garden - turning permaculture one day, I am sure of it (!!) ..

Oamaru, the world HQ of Steampunk is celebrating the annual Steampunk Festival around beginning of June as well -

If you are into landscaping you can leave your mark for good in form of a new entry way. If you are into building there is a bathtub to be carved into the bathroom. Any help with general maintainance and repair jobs is very welcome. Any practical skill including computer maintenance on top of the above will be greatfully received with due appreciation.

I am currently clearing out my house for some tenants. Some maintenance work still needs to be completed as well as the entry way, cleaning, packing, selling stuff. Helpers arriving between now and August 23 will be welcomed with open arms.

You'll have your separate little flat downstairs - a safe haven from all the building, packing etc going on upstairs where I live amongst it all. We will be sharing wifi (fiber) and upstairs' kitchen & bathroom ..

I typically would expect a one week stay. Other arrangements including longer-term stays can be and have been made individually once we got to know each other.

Understanding of/ or willingness to adopt an alternative, chemical-free life-style would be great. As part of this, the house is cleaned exclusively with water, steam and microfiber - but until the greywater recycling system is completed - feel free to use whatever soaps, lotions and potions you are accustomed to for your personal hygiene. The food you get will be chemical free as well. This is an absolutely smoke free place!

Am looking forward to meeting you for a happy time in Oamaru ;o)

ps. apologies, the pictures are all made in Invercargill, my former place where I hosted many helpers. Haven't got any photos as yet from Oamaru/helpX situations.. Maybe you could upload some photos when you are here..

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