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South Otago
All Year: 11th ~19th december only
Area (ha): 2.8
Persons: 7 plus campers
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 81374
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: December 3, 2017

Come for a week to help me maintain my lovely old holiday crib. It has been in the family for 6 generations and is in need of boards replaced (This requires a degree of carpentary skill) and a jolly good painting.(Novice painters ok)

Not for those afraid of creatures like possums that may sleep in the wall,spiders or a long drop loo (toilet outside over a deep hole,no flushing)

Set on a wild beach with seals, sea birds sealions and amazing walks along the rocky coast to Cook Rock or to swim at Bull Creek (1/2hour walks)and a lagoon with native birds and old native bush.
SO QUIET...possibly 2 cars day on road yet only 15 min from Milton and 1 hour south of Dunedin . Ness will feed you for the week but bring along a bottle to share at night.
(Can bring camper van)

As it outside work there is a pressure on to achieve as much as possible and this is weather dependent Otago days are long and if we can work together to replace boards the painting work can be started and the inclement days free to explore.
The house is situated midway between Dunedin and the Catlins and as a dead-end road is very rarely visited by tourists .
There is limited mobile reception,no internet or television. Its got millions of stars at night though .... which outshine the above !!!
You will love this timeless ,magical place and I will love sharing my knowledge of its history..including a shipwreck ... with you . I am a grandmother of 6 and my wish is for this new generation to experience the unspoilt natural beauty of a property that has bought so much joy to those who have gone before . I'm looking forward to meeting those who may join me .....we'll probably end up friends for life !!

NESS

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