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The good life in Kakanui (Coastal Otago). a stunning secluded beachside holiday spot. Weve got a little cottage on a 3 acre patch with vast gardens an assortment of Chickens, Sheep, and cats. Rosie (kiwi) is a soapmaker and full time mum and Kwon (korean) is a full time chef. We have 2 kids Elsie (7) and Esmin (1) Our cottage is also home of our small natural soapmaking business.
We are looking for 1 or preferably 2 people to stay for a couple of days - a week (approx) to help out with assorted everyday tasks could include childcare, household help, gardening - weeding, hoeing, pruning, Mulching, clearing & composting, harvesting, lawn mowing , digging new garden beds etc, animal care - chickens, feeding watering etc , wood chopping or stacking etc
We provide you 3 good meals a day & your own small room with 2 single beds within our cottage. In return for 4 hours work each day. Please note we are not a bed and breakfast or a backpackers this is our family cottage on a large peice of intensively gardened land, there is always plenty to do. We think this is a fair exchange.
We require motivated enthusiastic workers who are hardworking, honest, keen & reliable and enjoy a laugh. Work hard and play hard. Oh gumboots and old clothes and your own transport - a must!
Kakanui is 15 min south of Oamaru. A beautiful untouched seaside village with river & beach for swimming fishing surfing etc beautiful walks around the area. and in oamaru must visit -historic victorian precinct, penguins, elephant rocks, steampunk HQ, Gardens,
We hope you will enjoy your stay with us in beautiful kakanui and we are really looking forward to meeting you!!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are keen gardeners beekeepers and soapmakers passionate about good food we would love to share our methods with you for a wholesome simple kiwi life ( and korean)
Help with childcare gardening general jobs weeding, stacking firewood, prepping new beds, painting house - scraping, harvesting lavender, hedge cutting, help with animal care or if you have any experience we will gladly utilize that
Your own room with 2 single beds within our cottage
Stunning Sandy beach and river all within a short walk. Fishing swimming biking it's all here. Bikes available yo use if wanted. In town 15 min away steak punk HQ and the victorian precinct and harbour are all must dos. Penguins, Gardens , art gallery museum cafes, pool elephant rocks lookout Graves track.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours a day