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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 30510
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: October 26, 2018

The good life in Kakanui - a stunning beachside holiday spot. Weve got a little cottage on a 3 acre patch with vast gardens vegetables, herbs cut flowers and cottage flowers and many herbs and plants grown specifically for use in our soap & skincare. There is a friendly assortment of Chickens, Sheep,cats and doves. Rosie (kiwi) is a soapmaker and full time mum and Kwon (korean) is a full time chef & dad to Elsie (5) Our cottage is also home of our small natural soapmaking business.

We are looking for 1 but preferable 2 people to stay for a couple of days - a week (can be extended if we have the work and it's going well) to help out with assorted everyday tasks -FIREWOOD stacking wood chipping & GARDENING could include- weeding, hoeing, hedgecutting pruning, Mulching, clearing & composting, harvesting, lawn mowing , diggin, creating new garden,raised bed, garden edging, laying weedmat, planting, animal care - chickens feeding watering etc, wood chopping or stacking etc helping with product preparation- cutting out, labeling etc or signmaking. But let us know your skill and will gladly utilise that wether it be woodwork or graphic design etc... let us know!

The exchange = we provide acomodation -your own peaceful cosy room with 2 single beds within our cottage. And food - 3 meals a day- good homecooked meals including bounty from the garden and our lovely frew range eggs in return for 4 hours work each day (with the 6th day off for you to explore)
This is our family cottage on a large peice of intensively gardened land. We can teach you about growing vegetables and flowers and all that is involved.
We require motivated enthusiastic workers who are hardworking, honest, keen & reliable and enjoy a laugh. Work hard play hard! Oh gumboots / work boots and old clothes gloves if you have them - but we should have some spare and your own transport

Kakanui is 12 min south of Oamaru. A beautiful untouched seaside village with river & beach for swimming fishing surfing etc beautiful walks around the area. and in oamaru must visit -historic victorian precinct, penguins, elephant rocks, steampunk HQ, Gardens, sunday market

We hope you will enjoy your stay with us in beautiful kakanui and we are really looking forward to meeting you!!

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