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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: Two or three
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40
Region: Kaikoura

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Last Updated: September 17, 2018

On our five-acre lifestyle block, we have a collection of animals, including: sheep, pigs, pony, donkey, deer, llama, alpaca, collie dog and a few birds (about 30 animals). We also have six unusual rental units.
You will spend about a third of your time with the animals and guests; one-third cleaning; one-third on project and maintenance work.
Animal care = feeding, mucking out cages and paddocks, basic health work eg: grooming, nail clipping.
Project & maintenance work = random jobs around the farm, eg: General DIY, fence mending, tree/grass/hedge cutting, painting, weeding and working the veggie plot, group cooking, cleaning, etc. We occasionally have jobs requiring carpentry, labouring, building skills, etc.
You must stay at least two weeks (most stay more than a month!) We've three bedrooms (two doubles, and a shepherd hut); you get your own common room, which has sofas, Blu Ray player, massive 58" 4K TV, Netflix, and satellite, PLUS we have 700+ DVD's and Blu-Ray's you can borrow! You also have your own shower room, toilet and kitchen. There is free wireless wi-fi broadband/internet. We're about 4km from the town centre, and there are some bicycles you can borrow.
All your meals, accommodation and laundry are included in return for your help = four hours per day, for six days per week - one day off. We pay $18/hr for your work, and charge $40 per night for your accommodation.
We have farm clothes, coats and gum boots (wellies!) you can use - so don't buy anything!
We need three to five helpers throughout the year in Kaikoura, the most beautiful place to be! We ask for a week's notice of leaving, so have vacancies about once a week, but only know up to ten days from starting, so please do not apply months in advance - thanks.
PLEASE let us have your telephone number so we can call you for an informal chat?
We look forward to meeting you.
Kevin and Lynn

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