Help us get on top of things like animal care and the house /gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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New Zealand

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    08/08/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there, we are Nico & Pien, a young at heart middle aged couple.
    22 years ago we emigrated from The Netherlands to New Zealand together with our 2 sons.
    We live on a 50 acre farmlet about 45 km North West of Christchurch, together with 8 sheep, Sam the dog, 3 cats and a few chickens.
    Most of the land is leased out these days but the house and gardens are a constant labour of love, as well as the vege garden, lots of fruit and nut trees, that need pruning, trimming and so on.
    We grow 2500 Paeonies which need desbudding in October and cutting in November.
    We both work part time in the hospital.
    Workawayers are welcome to stay up to around 7 days

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

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    Projects involving children

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  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    We would love to hear from you if you like a challenge, have a good sense of humor and is willing to help us with gettting on top of things like gardening, weeding, cleaning . There is never a dull moment on our farmlet. The vege garden needs constant attention, trees trimming, cleaning the grounds from fallen branches, bonfires , fire wood stacking. It would be nice if some one else can cook a meal at times, or do some home baking.
    In exchange for helping us we provide you with accomodation and the meals .
    Think of fresh eggs and veges and the quiet peace full surroundings .
    Please note we like to see a face when we are corresponding and also a profile.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 1 spare bedroom available with 2 single beds. Unless you want to put up a tent in the fruit garden.......

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live North West from Christchurch in a small township. Please be aware there is no public transport here. The nearest shops are 11km, or 18km away.
    There is a petrol station 5 km from us. It is only a good hour to Mount Hutt if you like skiing / snowboarding in winter. There are nice tramping routes in Oxford (11 km away). Hamner Springs might be a nice day trip as well. It is very nice quiet and relaxing (most of the times).
    If needed we will pick you up and drop you off in Christchurch

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days

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