Helping hands in the house and around the garden in Geraldine, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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    02/06/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in the South Canterbury High Country on a Historic New Zealand sheep and cattle Station.We have five children and are a busy farming family.We live in a large country homestead and have 20 acres of garden to look after, plus a little church on our property.We are looking for an extra pair of hands to help us in the house and around the garden to keep things tidy and get a few extra jobs done with spring arriving.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers will be part of New Zealand farming family and be amongst the Canterbury high country. We also have wonderful bush walks with a Native podocarp forest next door. Our station is runs along the Rangitata river and there is great fishing and white water rafting.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for and extra pair of hands to help out in the garden, wedding, raking leaves, mowing lawns, cleaning the swimming pool.
    Help in the house would be great- cleaning silver, painting bits of furniture, cooking.
    We also have a couple of barns and sheds that we would like to clean out and get sorted.
    Jobs will be tailored to what interests individuals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation will be in our house or in one of the farm cottages.

    People will either eat with us, or if living in one of the farm cottages, will cook for themselves. We enjoy eating lamb and beef, so would be advantageous if people coming to us, also enjoyed meat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 25 minutes from the small rural town of Geraldine and an hour from Timaru and Ashburton and two hours from Christchurch. There is much to do in the area with time off.Own transport would be advisable given our rural location

  • 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

  • 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: 577163256747