Small kiwi lifestyle block awaits you :) Canterbury, NZ


New Zealand


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  • Description


    We are now fully booked until November.

    Open to singles and couples for any length of time between 4nights - 2weeks. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a private single room, full use of laundry, bathroom, kitchen etc in exchange for 4-5hrs work/day. We ask for help mostly with cleaning, cooking, gardening and other tasks in Christchurch, New Zealand. W e would particularly love help from any builders, gardeners and cleaners.

    We own a small kiwi lifestyle block in Broadfield (between Hornby and Rolleston).
    Si and I have been travellers and workawayers ourselves, we know what it take to make our home a good experience for you! We offer minimal and flexible working hours as well as help with transport. Si is a NZ wide tour guide and can offer advice on activities and places to see in NZ. I'm an intern psychologist working in a highschool. We like to share meals and different cuisines. If you interested in helping us out, please email us a little bit about yourself.

    This is a country homestay, 1 hour walk from the bus stop. You will need to be happy hanging out at home half the week, while I'm at work or rise early and I can take you to the bus stop before work. I go into town approximately twice a week and happy to take you when I go.

    We apologise for slow replies we get a lot of emails and aren't able to reply to them straight away.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have both grown up in Canterbury New Zealand, and travelled for a few years. We are happy to share our typical kiwi lifestyle with you and we can also learn from you. We like to share traditional meals and stories at dinner time :) Simon is a tour guide and when he is home he can share lots of tips about where to visit in New Zealand and secret hot spots.

  • Help


    We require a mix of help depending on your skills. We ask our workawayers to cook things like soup for us to keep in the freezer over winter, as well help with gardening (weeds, planting, bringing in firewood etc), cleaning (those extra jobs we don't get time for windows etc). If there are some interested builders we'd love some help with some outdoor building jobs.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, (learning Italian)

  • Accommodation


    We have one private single bedroom available and at times our double room, inside our home. We have a shared bathroom with 1-3 others. You are welcome to use all household facilities washing machine, kitchen etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We ask for 4-5hrs help per day, with 3 meals per day included. We are VERY flexible - if you want to help 8hrs for two days to have a long time off in a row that is fine. We will help as best we can with transporting you. We are a 1hour walk from the nearest bustop, 15min bike or 5mins by car and we are happy to drive you as much as we can on our way to and from work etc. We prefer short stays of less than one month.

    If you would like to stay with us please send us an email with some information about yourself. We are looking for friendly, honest, good-humored people with a great work ethic.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 186743639949