Come and help us with landscaping the garden and more in Otago, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We have been down in beautiful Central Otago for just over a year - and have come to stay ! This means our garden is growing wilder by the day and all our big jobs are being neglected. You would need to be willing to do physical jobs - taking apart an old hut and redecorating, or working in the garden. The jobs are not difficult - they just require some time and energy. We are in the process of starting a business, and have loads to do.
    We live in the Ardgour Valley, about 35 mins from Wanaka and 20 mins from Cromwell, so you would need your own transport to really get the best out of being here. Ski slopes are about 1 to 1.5 hours away.
    We are not that young ourselves and have spent most of our working lives living in different counties - in the Middle East, in Indonesia, in Japan and Italy, as well as NZ and the UK (where we were both born).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are pretty well travelled and have lots of international experience to share. This also means food and music from all over the world is a big interest, as are languages. We'd be hoping to learn from our guests - especially good recipes. We both have a background in teaching English to second language learners , so we can help if you want to improve your English while you are with us.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for some extra muscle to help us get our sleepout hut ready for guests and landscape the garden, clear rubbish and generally get on top of things. We also have some decorating going on. We might ask you to walk the dog or help wth some routine house chores too.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and some Indonesian and Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a room with a double bed in our home and your own bathroom. We will provide dinner every night and you can either have breakfast with us (if you are a cheerful morning person) or put your own meal together from food we supply . Same at lunchtime - we will be eating and you are welcome to join us, but no pressure. Food will be plentiful and, although we aren't vegetarians, we'd welcome the opportunity to learn new veggie stuff.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our kids have grown up and left home, and we are reasonably relaxed about house rules. Just respect for our home and our neighbours. Clear up after yourself etc. The valley is quiet and if you are looking to socialise a lot, then this workaway probably wouldn't work for you.
    We can be flexible about working hours, so if you want to crack on some days and then do less on others so you can do trips, that's fine by us. As long as the total number of hours is the same, we are happy to do what works for all of us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Your bathroom
The views are great
Double bedroom for Workaways
We live in the old community hall
The garden needs plenty of work

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