Volunteer on South Island near Mt Hutt / Rakaia Gorge, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We have had workawayers from various parts of the world for many years now and we really enjoy meeting people. Our children have left home, we have grandchildren, one of us is a teacher of languages, the other a builder and we own a luxury lodge.

    You will stay in your own independent section of the house and eat great food with us, live as part of the family. Free unlimited internet, tv etc . We have great views of Mt Hutt and Alps. We are 45 mins from Christchurch and 25 to Mt Hutt skifields. Great tourist area area here with bush walks, rivers (the mighty Rakaia) lakes etc

    Looking for a couple or 2 friends together, energetic, for all sorts of tasks in country life: gardening, firewood, help in our native trees reserve, feed chickens and dogs, possibly help with painting a cottage and sheds, some household chores and general tidying up around the property. If you have real carpentry skills and experience, we would love to have you, there are many projects going here. Our home is a heritage property and we want to preserve it well. Good English speakers, long term stayers preferred, we look for helpers year round.

    No smokers and no special diets (no vegetarians, GF or any food fads) please. We welcome people who will really engage and tune in with what we are doing here, rather than be here on a 'casual holiday' or using us as a cheap way of living while working on your own business online giving priority to that instead of what we do here. If you are squeamish or 'delicate' this is not the place for you, we are in the country, totally rural NZ high country.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about NZ heritage/gardens/luxury style/olden days/high country/eco-projects/organic preserves/chickens/bees/building and renovating houses/relocating houses/cattle and sheep, etc etc

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Couple or 2 friends together, energetic, for all sorts of tasks: gardening, firewood, help in our native trees reserve, feed chickens and dogs, possibly help with painting a cottage and sheds, some household chores and general tidying up around the property. If you have real carpentry skills and experience, we would love to have you, there are many projects going here. Our home is a heritage property and we want to preserve it well.

    Good English speakers preferred. Stay 2+ weeks or longer, we look for helpers year round.
    You will stay in your independent part of the house and eat great food with us, live as part of the family. Free unlimited internet, tv etc in your cottage. We have great views of Mt Hutt and Alps. We are 45 mins from Christchurch and 25 to Mt Hutt skifields.

    Please note we ask an average 4-5 hours help a day per person as listed in the profile in Workaway. This is a total of 25 hrs max which can be spread over several days or combined so that you can go off and do things as well, we are flexible but do not like slackers.

    There is no pubic transport to our place, we are totally rural,nearest bus is Methven or Darfield 28km away. Lots of peace and quiet here, great views of mountains and walks, skiing in the winter, fishing....

    Please emails us or phone us!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    your own bedroomwith your own bathroom in a separate section of the house-helping with dishes and being tidy and keeping your rooms clean is not part of your work time please, it is normal daily living and general courtesy. Food is good here!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    no smokers and no vegetarians please, no special diets or fussy eaters.There is no pubic transport to our place, we are totally rural,nearest bus is Darfield or Methven 27km away. Lots of peace and quiet here, great views of mountains and walks, skiing, fishing, landscape,landscape, landscape.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25/hours/week)

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