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Central Otago
All Year: No
Area (ha): 15 acres
Persons: 1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 82182
Region: Otago

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Last Updated: October 25, 2019

Hi - Colleen and I have a small 'lifestyle block' on the Otago Central Rail Trail - (Cycle trail) at Kokonga between Hyde and Ranfurly in Central Otago. This is between Alexandra and Dunedin. Weather in the summer hot and dry - in winter cold and fine.
Right now and in coming months - We are building a workshop, landscaping, growing a small crop of potatoes and planning to build a new home overlooking the mountains.
I'm also a tour guide and guiding season is approaching and so is growing season.
So, what's to do? There's all the usual large property and grounds work, lawns, weeding, hedges, glasshouse, paths, firewood to gather, chainsaw and stack. Fergus our wee tractor is our extra pair of strong hands.
The main job is to help with the workshop build, so ideally you need to have construction skills. An insurance cover for health issues will also be required. The extent of your stay will depend on your skills, values and our personal affinity. However 1 week is our minimum stay.
What to do in the area - Cycling, hill walking, curling etc.
We offer your own room with a double bed and provide all meals.
Our Kokonga bubble’ includes a healthy eating household with out TV (accept what's available online) and smoking would be entirely inappropriate. We have a grand piano. My main interest is music and Colleen’s is yoga and meditation.
If you are interested, feel you can help and are available during November please give us a call.
PS Closest small town is Ranfurly 20kms away.

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