Help in the garden and some housework at the South Island's oldest historic home, near to Timaru and Caroline Bay, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    An Historic house a few minutes from Timaru on 11. hectares of land..
    It is peaceful, surrounded by lawns and gardens. In return for helping in gardens..mostly it is mowing the lawns , sometimes some housework . We offer a private self contained flat ,comfortable bed/s out half a day at a time or one day on one day off etc ...plenty of time out to explore and travel.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is probably the South Island's most historic home and one of the oldest. Built 1884 to 1887, The Governor of NZ resided here in the early 1900's . A great amount of interesting NZ history attached to this property. Lots if room to walk about, very peaceful , a special place.

  • Help


    Lawn mowing mainly, some gardening, sweeping the driveway etc, odd jobs in and around the house as might be required from time to time....

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own room, single or double..own bathroom...full use of the kitchen, meals are included...alternatively a self contained flat is available

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Take time out to visit Timaru, the beach and Caroline Bay.., take a trip to Tekapo and the lakes....only 90 minutes away

  • 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

    Always something to do here..gardens, mowing and assist with some cleaning at times. Choice of staying in the house or in one of the self contained 2 bedroom units behind. If you are travelling and want break from living in a Camper Van then maybe you should come and stay for a while. Town and the beach are 15 minutes away, Tekapo and Lakes are an easy drive.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day,, leaving time to explore

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Host ref number: 528265289623