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Come and help me with some painting, gardening and sorting at my house in Omakau, Central Otago, New Zealand

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    I have moved to a small town called Omakau 20minutes north of Alexandra in Central Otago. I am single and in my early 60's. My wee house has had a lot of work done on it by so many amazing people. ❤️ I have now got to the stage where it’s just a bit of painting/maintenance and gardening left to do. I am looking to put up a new fence and re-develop a small building into a shade house. I grow my own vegetables and flower plants. My new job takes me away from home a bit and I now need someone to be there to look after my wee dog Dottie who loves cuddles and playing. Having someone in my house if I’m away would be great to. I love to travel and meet new people and see this as a chance to give a little back. I am right beside the Central Otago Rail Trail. 1.5hrs from Wanaka, Queenstown or Dunedin. The golf course is just over the road, you can use my clubs. I have access to a hunting hut up in the hills if you wanted to experience some off the grid living. Central is very warm in the summers and the local river and pub are only 5 mins walk from the house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If your are in to hunting there could be opportunities to go rabbit or goat shooting. I can take you fishing. This is a rural community so things are a bit different than being in town. I come from a farming back ground and can explain lots about the way we farm in NZ. I have two daughters, both married. One here in Omakau with two granddaughters and living on a sheep station and the other in Southland working on a dairy farm.
    I love to learn about different cultures and different ways of doing things.

  • Help

    Help

    I'm just after a bit of help to bring my wee house back to her former glory. There is still a wee bit of stuff to do in the house now but with my new job I need help with general cleaning round the house and garden/section. I also have a wee dog called Dotty who need looking after when I’m not here. There is still lots of things to care for in the garden and round the section. ❤️

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are a couple of options. I have a lovely wee caravan with a double bed and you eat, shower etc inside or I have a room inside with a double bed. Cool in the summer as it can get quite hot. We will share the cooking and 3 main meals a day will be provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As Omakau/Alexandra is pretty handy to all the main attractions in Central there are heaps of things to do in your time off. You will need transport or I can drop you in Alexandra where buses run between main towns. If you come to Alexandra and need a ride to Omakau I can always come and pick you up.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size van is ok.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 398784436917

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