We live on a small rural property on the Canterbury plains about half way between Christchurch and the mountains. We have a large house and gardens and the usual range of animals. We would love to host someone who is happy to help with the garden and general maintenance. I am semi-retired and work from home while my wife Robin commutes to Christchurch most days. It is a very relaxing and informal lifestyle in a beautiful setting and we have enjoyed our experience with other hosting programs in the past.
Robin is originally from Canada and we have both traveled extensively and enjoy the interaction with visitors from overseas. We enjoy having others in our large house and learning about the other countries and cultures. I have an excellent knowledge of NZ agriculture and food industries and my wife is currently working in the Maori culture and business environment.
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we are looking for someone who has some gardening experience trade skills and/or enjoys outdoor work. We have a large garden and I would like to find someone who can assist me in the larger projects around property and keep up the maintenance of buildings
large room and access to separate bathroom in a spacious house
We have a large vegetable garden and enjoy food from around the world. We prepare a wide range of food and make some of our own bread, cheese, preserves and beer. We are interested in sharing food interests and experiences with any visitors
would suit someone with their own transport but would also work in with the commute to the city
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week