Help with building/gardening wanted in beautiful Central Otago, New Zealand


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    Kia Ora. We have a section on the outskirts of Lake Hawea township which is a 20 minute drive north of Wanaka. If you have transport that makes it much easier. We have one daughter, Minnie, who is 16 (2021). My husband Fin is a woodcraftsman. (He was a buddhist monk (Theravada tradition) for 17 years who still meditates). Skilled or unskilled help for Fin is great. Other jobs could be in the veggie garden, planting trees, general section maintenance, housework or cooking. I am a professional singer, marriage celebrant, support worker, puppeteer and Cook. We look forward to meeting you and you enjoying the beautiful area we live in. We would like a trial period of one night to make sure everone gets on! We are easy-going but we like enthusiastic, friendly people who can work too! You will be expected to act as a guest in our home i.e. everyday chores (dishes) in addition to your time. Please give us some warning of your arrival via email. WE WOULD PREFER SOME GLOWING REFERENCES ABOUT YOU E.G. INITIATIVE, THOUGHTFULNESS AND HARD-WORKERS!! Kiaora! We are very keen on musicians, builders, gardeners, great cooks and spanish-speakers! We have dog and cat. No smokers please.
    We have ride-on kayaks and bikes (in varying states of disrepair) you're welcome to use!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are unique 'kiwis' (like everyone else!) keen to meet travellers and show them some NZ culture!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    Builders or gardeners are our favourite! What skills do you have?

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Room is detached from main house - bathroom is in main house. Wi-fi limited.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of walking, climbing, kayaking, biking, swimming and skiing opportunities in this area.

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    • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 477579466596