Hi we are a couple with a small hazelnut plantation and once a year we have to harvest them. It usually takes a week or so., we need help picking them up and sorting them. We have two caravans in the garden and have room for 4 people, either couples or singles to help for 3 hours a day in return for food and accommodation, all meals provided, you would eat with us, free internet. it would be important to be comfortable around dogs as we have two. we are just south of Christchurch on the Chc Akaroa rd.
It would be a good opportunity to work outside and have part of the day left to go and explore the local area, improve their English and mix in with a local family. Most of the backpackers that have been with us in the past have enjoyed their time with us and found it a good place to feel secure and relax.
harvesting the hazelnuts, raking and clearing the leaves and sorting the nuts and clearing the area ready for winter
We have 2 caravans, both can sleep either 2 or 3 people, although we usually stick to 2 per van. the toilets and showers are in the house and we do all the cooking and food prep for them. We are a meat eating family but we can cater for vegetarians.
we are 15 minutes to the south of Christchurch city but in a rural area, there are a few walking tracks in the area as well. We can give people lifts to the nearest bus stop and if we are going into town we are happy to give lifts all the way in.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 3 - 4 hours a day, 5 days