PLEASE CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY BEFORE EMAILING US. WE DO NOT BOOK IN ADVANCE.
Our place is set in a secluded & magical valley 5 mins Lake Hawea & 20mins from Wanaka. Our 14 acre family property has fruit orchards, vege gardens & delicious food aplenty. We harvest/preserve, care for gardens, mow lawns & sometime building projects. Accommodation is a cute and tidy retro caravan (power-free, unheated) with mountain views in summer and in winter a snug self contained mountain cottage.
Please check our calendar below before enquiring and know that WE DO NOT BOOK FAR IN ADVANCE so best bet is to contact us a week or two before you hope to come. We often work with our team and work quite hard so will take a preference to experienced and hard-working visitors. We also appreciate those who are self-directed for times when we can't work with you. We love helpers who incorporate well into family life. We are a large family and enjoy having guests who take part and muck in. We're looking forward to your visit with us :0)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
The food is great.
The company is great.
The work is grounding and nourishing.
The views are epic!
Mostly we work in the garden and on the property.
There's always plenty happening in the way of projects and lots of jobs are focused around organic gardening, food prep and sometimes construction.
we have horses, sheeps, chickens and 2 awesome dogs on the property.
Our two children are always keen on a buddy to play on the trampoline and do crafting with them.
We love health and yoga and are always open to massage therapists and holistic health practitioners joining us.
We love to eat so guests who love sharing recipes are always appreciated.
In summer we offer a gorgeous retro caravan. It's power free but has solar lighting.
We have a spare bathroom in our house.
In winter we have a cute self contained cottage with ensuite bathroom.
Both options have gorgeous mountain views and offer you a little privacy as we live in a tiny home and sometimes it's nice to have a little space of your own.
We ask our helpers for 4-5hr each day in exchange for food and lodgings so as to allow for set up and pack down.
Because we live in a tiny home we generally commit to one week at a time.
Our home is situated at the base of a mountain track (a stunning day walk) and a 5min drive or 20min walk to the lake.
There's so much to do here, particularly if you love the great outdoors
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week