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North Canterbury
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 1 - 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7434
Region: North Canterbury

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Last Updated: January 6, 2020

Not looking for anyone at the moment

We are renovating our house and developing gardens and a native walkway. So along with the daily chores and animal care there is always something that needs doing. lots of weeding!

We like helpers that are easy going, friendly and with some common sense. There are a few options, 4 - 5 hours work a day for accommodation and meals or 2 full days for accommodation only. We can negotiate?

I love doing all sorts of crafts, mosaics, sewing, woodwork and wearable art to name a few! Happy to do a project with you if your interested and time allows.
There is no public transport near where we live but I am happy to pick you up from Waikari or nearby. I am also in Christchurch at least once a week.

If you like watching tv or playing on a pc all day this place is not for you, we have limited internet access and NO cell phone coverage.

Accommodation is a self contained two bedroom cottage, separate from the main house, fully furnished with log burner and everything you need.

There are a couple of bikes you can use. Lots of books and games in the cottage too.

We provide all meals at the house but if you prefer to make your own breakfast at the cottage we are happy to provide you with some free range eggs.

There is a pool and a river you can splash about in. If you find this a bit cold the Hot pools are about 50 mins away.

We are in the Pyramid Valley a very pretty farming countryside, 1 1/2 hrs north of Christchurch. 20 mins inland from Amberly and the Waipara vineyards and 50 mins from Hanmer hot pools, hunting fishing and Kaikoura, whale watching not too far away. Lots of nice walks around the area and we are on part of the Hurunui cycle trail.

We have 4 dogs who love walks and swims in the river, 2 cats, sheep, chickens and dairy goats.
We have a 16 yr old foster child who is on the autism spectrum he likes to ask lots of questions and will want to know everything about your homeland :) and will surprise you with what he knows.

So if this sounds like you and you have some time to spare get in touch.(email)

reviews (14)
Helper: Mavis Lucille Buck Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: January 27, 2019
Our stay at Sue and Harry's place was a tonic. Such a hugh Country side and q... view complete review

Helper: Xiuyi Luo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 5, 2018
I stayed with Sue and Harry for a week in December 2017. They were extremely ... view complete review

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Helper: Kathrine and Andrea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: January 20, 2018
Dear Sue and Harry, Thank you for hosting us. We thoroughly enjoyed the week ... view complete review

Helper: David Beran Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: May 14, 2014
I spent nearly 2 weeks in Harry and Sue's farm in amazing remoted Pyramid val... view complete review

Helper: MacKenzie Price Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 12, 2014
I had a lovely time with Sue and Harry on their little slice of heaven in the... view complete review

Helper: David Bridges Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 3, 2014
I had great fun staying with Harry, Sue and Brody they were very welcoming. ... view complete review

Helper: Stepan and David Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: December 4, 2013
What a welcome to mighty Kiwi hospitality and beautiful countryside!! Thanks ... view complete review

Helper: Alisha and Sam Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 24, 2013
We had a wonderful time with Sue, Harry, and Brodie. They made us feel welcom... view complete review

Helper: Joanna and Edvard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: January 24, 2012
We stayed 12 days with Sue, Harry and Brodie and had a great time. We spent C... view complete review

Helper: Lina ZHUANG Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: December 24, 2011
hi Sue sorry to late review, for you know im in India now have no Internet ac... view complete review

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Helper: Cloe and Loic Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 19, 2011
Thanks so much Sue & Harry. Was a pleasure to be with you for 10 days. Was ... view complete review

Helper: Carolin Borst Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 8, 2011
Dear Susan, Harry, Margret and the kids! now its more than one year ago sinc... view complete review

Helper: Maud and Simon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 16, 2011
Thanks you Sue and Harry for everything. We had 10 lovely days at your place.... view complete review

Helper: Hilary Smith Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: March 4, 2011
A lovely welcoming family with cosy independant accommodation for the helpxer... view complete review

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