We are an active retired farmers living on an idyllice lifestyle block with a large garden, small vineyard, fruit and nut trees, a few sheep and usually a pony. We are 40 minutes walk from the pretty villarge of Akaroa, five minutes from Takamatua beach and in rural area
Help in the house
We have both travelled widely and have an extensive library of New Zealand and other books. Travellers would gain an insight into rural living in a very supportive community. We are happy to help travellers improve their English and learn about New Zealand native plants and birds
Help for four/five hours a day which may be gardening help in the vineyard, fruit picking or tidying sheds. We are very flexible and often helpers will do a full day with the next day free to explore with picnic provided. Some knowledge of plants is a help but not necessary as we can teach helpers the difference between weeds and desirable plants
Eng;ish, some French and a little German
comfortabe bedroom in our home. Shared family bathroom. We provide three meals a day as well as morning tea with usually home made biscuits.
We are near numerous hiking trails, reserves and the village of Akaroa, which has swimming with dolphins, paddle boarding and other activities as well as galleries, museum and the historic lighthouse.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week