All Year: Yes
Host ID: 51867
Region: Banks Peninsula
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Last Updated: October 28, 2019
We are Mike and Caroline! We LOVE people and very interested in all different cultures and love hosting people! We also need lots of assistance on our little Paradise property in a small country Village, an hour out of Christchurch! Our philosophy is to "become family" while you stay with us, so that the experience makes both you and us the richer for it.
We need your help FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Spring growth needs working with! You may need to bring wet weather gear as the weather can still rain! Mainly tidying, Weeding, planting, cleaning out the pond, cleaning out our chicken coop, and much more!
Inside cleaning if weather is not comfortable to work outside.
We live in a small cottage on a 1/4 acre section, with a rambling cottage style garden/yard which requires constant care! We have a small orchard, chickens and we are a haven for a delightful variety of native birds!
Breakfast and Lunch : Food provided buffet style.
Dinner: Cooked by Caroline. Generally between 7-8pm.
Often a game of Rummikub with Mike after dinner!
4 hours work for a nights accommodation & meals.
THINGS TO DO in your off time:
Little River Rail Trail nearby. We have bikes if you'd like to use them to explore. Wander around and explore our little village and area!
Christchurch City is only an hour away.
The quaint French inspired village of Akaroa is 35 minutes drive, with little shops, cafes, restaurants, beach, and world special breathtaking views along the way!
There are also a good number of walks, both challenging and simple.
TRANSPORT TO OUR HOME
Michael drives in to Christchurch every weekday which means when you arrive in Christchurch, and if you don`t have a car, he can bring you out for your stay. And he can also return you to Christchurch at the end of your stay early morning!
We have two cottages.
1/ A guest cottage, with a queen bed, table etc, and a shared bathroom with any occupants of the small Chalet close by.
2/ A small Chalet, which is has just been built in January 2019. It shares the bathroom with the cottage. It has two single beds.
WIFI FREE is available with your own device.
We look forward to having you to stay in this wonderful reciprocal way!
No smoking in any buildings on our property.
SORRY but we are not geared up for Vegans.