Wanting for keen helpers in beautiful Kakanui, Coastal Otago, New Zealand


New Zealand

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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!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your own room with 2 single beds within our cottage

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day

Host ref number: 268692543928