Hi. We are Gianni, Loraine and our daughter Novah is 7 years of age and Cleo the home cat makes up the other member of our family. We live in Rangiora area in North Canterbury, New Zealand where we have a lifestyle farm growing certified organic fruit and vegetables and some eggs from our flock of chickens and some ducks. We strive for a simple and self-sufficient way of life on the farm although it is always very busy but varied and interesting! Gianni has a background in tutoring organic growing practices and Loraine is a qualified Aromatherapist (natural medicine) so herb and flower growing is a significant part of what we do on our farm. You may even get to make your own herbal balms whilst staying here! In our down time we love to get out in the nature and spend time in the nearby forests and rivers. We are big foodies with a taste for high quality, tasty and nutritional food much of which comes straight out of our own gardens, and we are a vegetarian family also. We are non-smokers.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Life skills in Self sufficiency,
experience with family from many cultural backgrounds and languages (Gianni is Flemish and Italian),
self help skills in natural health care/plant medicine.
Child care and spending time doing fun activities with our daughter, cooking and meal preparation, household chores, cultural exchange such as language skills with daughter.
English, Flemish, Dutch
A separate , private cabin with sleeping quarters close to main home with own area for sitting and relaxing. Bathroom shared with family in main home.
Local buses from town centre 10 minutes away connects to Christchurch. , major forests with walking/tramping tracks close by, rivers short driving distance. Possible use of car depending on drivers license and driving experience. Can pick up/drop off from ChCh or Rangiora if you don't own a car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours 5 days per week