Go nuts in Port Levy on the Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    01/09/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Martin & Verity Jay, we live in Port Levy on the Banks Peninsula about an hours drive from Christchurch, New Zealand. We have a lifestyle block of 15 acres, a portion of which is planted in Pine nut trees,we have our own sheep and hens, and grow our own vegetables and pine nuts. Our property overlooks a beautiful bay with access to the sea.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We live in Rural New Zealand in a remote location, but within a very close community. We help each other out, especially farmers during the lambing season, which coincides with the pine nut harvest and help all our friends and neighbours whatever the task.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We have approximately 300 pine nut trees and harvest the pine cones in late September/October. We are looking for one, or two, energetic young soles who are potentially good at cricket, to catch the pine cones as we knock them out of the trees. They are then put into a sack and carried back to the yard and put into storage for drying. You may get involved in other duties, such as lifting lambs, mowing the lawn, or sawing down trees.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a very modern house with beautiful sea views from every room. To the side of the house is our outdoor entertaining area with spa pool, pizza oven, bbq, open fire and lots of outdoor tables and seating. A five minute walk at the bottom of the garden takes you down to the sea and we also have a small boat (tinny) in which we go fishing, we also have a couple of mountain bikes.

    The guest accommodation is situated on the lower ground floor and has its own bathroom and outdoor seating area and is very private.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our location is fairly remote so would be helpful to have a car (but it is not essential as we can pick you up). The nearest shop, restaurant, or bar is 15 kilometres/30 minutes away, with no public transport. The nearest town/city is Christchurch just over an hour away. There is quite a social eclectic miss of people in the bay and we tend to make our own entertainment. We have very limited mobile coverage in the bay, but do have Wifi

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    not more than 5


Host ref number: 591555189784