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Experience a New Zealand way of living in Otago

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  • Last activity: 25 Mar 2023




  • Description


    Hi, i am Steve. I brought a house in Owaka , It has a big garden with lots of fruit trees , I am busy with trying to paint and cleaning up around . It was a real mess when i brought it , But things are looking a lot better now . I enjoy having people here and getting connected all over the world.
    There are always different people with me and have a great time together.
    I am also host on other sites, So my house is a busy place sometimes, With people from all of the world

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    language improving, explore the Catlins (nature and animals), New Zealand way of living, getting in contact with other travelers (because there are always other people around),

  • Help


    general work around the house.. At the moment i am trying do some painting inside the house and when the weather gets warmer it will be outside the house , I am also trying get a garden going Vegetables and flowers ,

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Would like to learn French and German

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in my house which is in Owaka . I can offer separated bedrooms (There are 2 bedrooms available) There is also a big kitchen and living room.
    I am living with one dog and two horses.
    . If you don't have the possibility to explore the country around here on your own, we can go on a trip together and I will show you the best spots around here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Best spots: Kaka Point, Nuggets Point, Jacks Bay, Cathedral Caves, Curio Bay,... (If you don't have a car/ the possibility to explore the country on your own I can show you the spots)
    In your time off you can explore the listed spots, helping in the farm because there is always a lot of interesting work to do, in the living room is a huge DVD collection which we can watch and laugh about, or chatting about different cultures and traditions. Also on a clear night and if the Aroura is going to shine I always like to go and watch it.
    Just one thing I ask . If you are more interested playing games on your phone than helping and if you are playing games at times . Pease don't ask to come ,

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 141169392574

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