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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 2 - 5
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40
Region: Kaikoura

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Last Updated: October 8, 2019

On my five-acre lifestyle block, I have a small collection of animals, including: sheep, pigs, pony, donkey, deer, llama, alpaca, collie dog and a few birds (30-40 animals, depending on time of year, and babies!). I also have six unusual rental units and take guests out Llama Trekking.
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. I occasionally have jobs requiring carpentry, labouring, building skills, etc.
You must stay at least a month (most stay a lot more than a month - a few have stayed six months!) There are three bedrooms (two doubles, and a single shepherd hut); you have your own common room, which has sofas, Blu Ray player, massive 58" 4K TV, and satellite, PLUS I 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. The site is 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 = five hours per day, for six days + one day off = per week. I pay $20/hr for your work, and charge you for your accommodation, food, wi-fi, laundry, etc. Your weekly pay (once tax is also deducted) = $158.
I have farm clothes, coats and gum boots (wellies!) you can use - so don't buy anything!
I need two to five helpers throughout the year in Kaikoura, the most beautiful place to be! I ask for a week's notice of leaving, so have vacancies about once a fortnight, but only know up to ten days from starting, so please do not apply months in advance - thanks.
PLEASE let me have your telephone number so I can call you for an informal chat?
I look forward to meeting you.

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