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Persons: 1-2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 31895
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: September 6, 2017

Hello future Helper

A new season lies ahead of us and with the days getting longer there is plenty of work to do. Homegrown Glenorchy is a small organic garden business and supplies produce to the near towns. As well as creating nourishing food I am offering courses to get people to re-connect with nature, sharpening garden skills or to learn how to incorporate herbs & weeds into their daily consumption. My place is located approximately 5km out of Glenorchy Township. Overlooking the mountains and surrounded by trees... I live `off-grid`. Everything is home built and needs attention in order to work smoothly; therefore there are plenty of diverse projects you can get your hands on. From property maintenance, wood sourcing, gardening, cleaning, working the land and on Farms, building projects and many more. The place offers an educational inspiration to show `off-grid and with the land` living.
The hut you will stay in is small with only one main bed but can cater for two people if flexible enough to share the space. Kitchen facilities are integrated but shower facilities are being shared in my personal space. The toilet is a long-drop hidden in the trees with an amazing view of Earnslaw glacier. I only have basic electronic appliances and no WIFI available, so please consider living for a while disconnected from the mainstream but certainly connected to nature! You will get the opportunity to charge your phone/ camera on days the power supply allows.
This magical spot is suited for travellers who want to step outside the convenience of society and experience `off-grid` living. You sure need to have physical strength, the pleasure to be outside most of the day, ability to get your hands dirty and thrive to step outside your comfort zone.
You sure will be amazed by the beauty and natural flow of the cottage and environment you will be living and working in! This offer is not a typical woofing position. It differs in length of work hours which are dependent on weather and capabilities. As long as you have a great attitude to stay flexible and work with the flow there will be space and time given to explore Glenorchy and have your personal space. Since all the cooking and living happens in small spaces I intend to attract those of you who have a natural understanding of tidiness and responsibility to the collective.
Basic Breakfast will be supplied but taken in your own space and time. Lunches will be sometimes shared but always catered for, evening dinners are the main meal and taken together. Please provide your own treats or cater for your special needs. My meals are organically sourced from the garden, occasionally there will be meat but I am flexible to cater for vegetarians, vegans but certainly not every day meat-eaters!
Days are busy so be aware of diving into it to create your own flow to help support Homegrown Glenorchy`s Season 2017-2018.
The following options of stay are available:
Short Term: min. 4days to 3weeks
Long term: up to 3 month as MAIN supporter a very special chance to learn all traits of a garden season plus extras. Because I also work outside my own garden you will be left to yourself and must enjoy the ability living in your own company! The perfect opportunity for those who like to take a big break from modern society!

Please let me know if you got experience in skills like carpentry, power tools, aborist & landscaping. But any other open minded, warm-hearted, cooperative and responsible beautiful being is welcome.
Looking forward hearing from you.
SPECIAL ATTENTION: from now on to November the environment is still cold& windy at times so please ONLY apply for this duration if you consider yourself as a `outdoor-lover` and you not feel the cold all the time. If you too precious this place is not for you ?
Let the magic begin! See you soon!

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