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All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2 Sometimes 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 9556
Region: Banks Peninsula

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Last Updated: March 11, 2020

Fancy waking up to a lovely sea view? We live in a beautiful spot, 10 mins drive from Akaroa, close to Duvauchelle and just over an hour from Christchurch. We can offer lovely accommodation separate to our house to one or two people willing to lend a hand with general spring clean/ DIY/ gardening duties. 4 and a half hours (hard) work every day you stay in exchange for accommodation and (good!) food -whether you are a meat eater/vegetarian. We expect a lot but also give a lot. Read our reviews to see how much other helpers enjoyed their stay.

Gnnerally, stays of a few nights or a week are usually more suitable for us than long term helpers although we have had some exceptional helpers who stayed for longer periods and this may be a possibility. We can pick up from the Akaroa Shuttle and sometimes Christchurch.

We have lots to do in the garden: digging, weeding planting, clearing etc. Sometimes, we need help with general spring cleaning: house washing, window cleaning, shed tidy.

We could do with some help with garden work at the moment to get ready for spring . We also have soil to be shifted if you want a good workout. We sometimes have a DIY project or two underway which could be helped along if you have DIY/joinery/garden landscaping skills . If you are fit and strong we can provide outdoor tasks that will keep you that way :-) If you are skilled with a camera we have some photos we would like taken. If you are an experienced plasterer we have some small repair jobs which we would love to get done.

Akaroa is a picturesque small tourist town best known for swimming with Dolphins tours and Banks Peninsula is a beautiful unspoilt area with lovely walks and beaches. We will do our best to make you feel at home (as you will see from our reviews). You are welcome to use our swimming pool (in summer) and enjoy all that Banks Peninsula has to offer.

The first photo shows our helpers' accommodation. The view from the accommodation features in the second photo and the family dining table is shown in the third picture.

Most of our work is outdoors and we need helpers who can be flexible and work around the weather.

We are more interested in having people for a few days to a week stay rather than long term. We live in a gorgeous place and offer great accommodation and food. We have been luck to attract some exceptional helpers.We get a lot more requests than we can accommodate. If you are making contact to see if we have availability for you, please let me know what type of work suits you best, how long you would like to stay for, whether you have your own transport and what makes you exceptional helpers. This way you get brownie points for reading the full profile :-)

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