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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.5 hectares
Persons: 1-3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 86535
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: July 9, 2018

Hello! We are a family of four living in Dunedin - Maryann, Patrick and our two children, Joe (2) and Ivy (1). We live on a large section in a beautiful, old. run down villa, which we are trying to restore. We want to try to keep the wonderful period details in our house (the lovely fireplaces, original carved wood, ornate ceilings) while making it a comfortable, warm, environmentally friendly home.

Our home is a short away from gorgeous surf beaches (St Kilda and Tunnel beach), and a ten minute drive to the centre of the city). We have several bikes you can use, which may need some work. There is a bus stop right outside the door. This is a great spot for surfers or people who want to explore Dunedin city and the Otago Peninsula. The Peninsula has albatross and seal colonies, as well as amazing walking tracks and New Zealand`s only castle.

We would like help with restoring the house. Jobs would include basic painting, gardening, cleaning, housework or childcare. We would supervise you and help you to do the jobs. We would expect you to work 3-4 hours per day, 5 days a week.

We have a large double bedroom with a comfortable double bed, or a small single bedroom. We can accomodate 1 - 4 people. We will provide mostly vegetarian food, and may ask you to help in the kitchen with cooking and tidying up. We are very willing to accommodate dietary requirements, especially if you help with cooking.

We have Wifi available.

Please look at the photos provided. Our house currently doesn`t have many modern conveniences, as these are what we are trying to add. For example, at the moment we have a bath but not a shower, heaters, but not central heating, and the kitchen and bathroom need painting. Please make sure the conditions are okay with you before you come to stay - the house is basic and not luxurious, but hopefully we can make up for that with a warm welcome!

We can help drive you around subject to our availability. We will try to help you to enjoy your stay as much as we can.

We would love to meet you!

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