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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.15
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 95850
Region: Marlborough

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Last Updated: December 23, 2019

Kia ora!

We're a Danish/English (Kiwi) couple currently doing the kiwi dream - renovating a large old villa on a quarte acre. We’re renovating as sustainably as we possibly can, re-using most building materials and establishing a large organic vegetable and fruit garden. Ian is a builder and Linnea is a Landscape Architect, so both house and garden are being carefully renovated using professional methods. We both work during the day so you will need to be able to work independently some days.

The villa is mid-renovation and the garden is just starting out, and as such we always have a list of jobs to help with, such as demolition, pruning, mulching, gardening, landscaping and fencing. Tell us what your skills are, and we can find something that suits. We would never expect anyone to do any jobs they don't feel comfortable doing, and we will give proper training for any job that you might want to do.

Our home is our project and we would love to share it with you as our helping guest. We like to eat dinner together and would appreciate 4-5 hours of work a day in exchange for accommodation and breakfast + dinner. You will be staying in one of two newly renovated rooms and share common spaces in the house. There are also a few bikes that you can borrow.

We're in our early 30's and have travelled as helpers ourselves. When not renovating we're into tramping, snowboarding and adventure motorbiking and generally explore this beautiful country.

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