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Our farm is 100 acres of deer-fenced land on the Otago Peninsula. The help we require is some basic garden maintenance, wood splitting, weed-eating etc. We are an animal besotted family with 3 horses, 2 cats and a dog (please NOTE our dog is a retired drugs dog so if you use even occasionally, then please don't bother offering your services !). Ideally some equestrian knowledge would be good as you will take care of the daily horse care but not necessary. As we are a working farm, no pets thanks. We really only take couples as you can help each other out on jobs.
You need to be comfortable using your initiative as you will mostly be unsupervised and its useful to have your own boots/outdoor gear. As this is an exchange, we simply ask that you donate 5 hours of help per night stayed and in return we will provide you with scrummy food and brand new accommodation with a queen bed and your own private bathroom.
Please bear in mind that we will all share in the domestics particularly clearing up after meals ! Non-smokers only thanks. Also as we are a very busy household with school children stuff going on, we really don`t have the time to separately cater for special dietary requirements i.e .vegetarians, gluten/lactose issues - SORRY!
We start out with a week`s trial - this seems to suit our helpers - it`s just in case you don`t like us or vice versa!!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Kiwi family life!
We have several large stands of Macrocarpa trees and we need to gather wood from the fallen branches. Also some light garden work such as weed whacking. Being able to use a chainsaw and drive a quad bike really helps.
You have your own queen sized bedroom with it's own bathroom - part of the main house.
As we are not on a main road, any helpers MUST have their own transport. Dunedin is known as the wildlife capital of NZ, we have a lot of interesting wildlife and places to visit close by, but all DO require a car to get there. Also as we are very busy and time is of the essence, we don't have the time to separately cater for special dietary requirements ie vegetarians, gluten/lactose issues - SORRY!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
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