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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3.82
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 45194
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: January 18, 2018

Help with any/all of the following would be appreciated:

* Continue to plant out some young native trees (if time/(our) money allows)
* child care (to free mum up to write!)
* general household help -- dishes, vacuuming, cleaning
* help with horses -- feeding, watering, manure collection

Potter away during the week, and get out and do your own thing. Be prepared to get stuck in during weekends, and be rewarded with a fabulous Sunday dinner made by Nanma (grandmother)--NB: this may not always be possible with a couple due to transport.

If you've got carpentry skills, you're welcome! Debbie's got a few shelves she'd love to go in.


We're a family of four (mum, dad, two boys--nearly 7 & 2) finally living our dream on a 9.5 acre lifestyle block 10mins north of Dunedin.

We have dreams of developing a space for bolstering mental health and fun based around ponies (not for adult riding at this time, sorry) and other animals we have here.

Dad (Lindsay) is a security & fire alarm technician.

Mum (Debbie) is an author when she can carve out the time around taking care of the kids, animals, house and property, as well as her part-time job. If Debbie can write while you're here, she'll be forever grateful... you might even get into the acknowledgements of a book!

We moved in at the start of 2016, so we're learning as we go...


Dunedin is an awesome little city with heaps of beaches, stunning scenery, awesome street art, and beautiful buildings. Our home is situated 10 minutes north of Dunedin in a small community called Waitati. Warrington, Waitati, & Doctors Point beaches are all a short drive or long walks away. A monthly market is held in Waitati on the first Sunday of each month. Dunedin has a weekly farmers market.


We can offer WiFi, showers (we appreciate water and electricity conservation), food (including homemade sourdough bread), company, loud children, and hopefully some laughter.
We have a spare room that can fit a Queen bed, a double bed, and two singles.
We only take up to two people at a time at the moment as we can't afford to feed more than that.


Our vehicles fit 5 people total. So transport options can be limited. Rides into town and home can be coordinated with Lindsay going to work or Debbie taking Josh to school.
Having your own transport is beneficial.
You're welcome to play your music while you work, but you may have to put up with ours, too.

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