Fun Family looking for Friendly helpers in Timaru, NZ.

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, we are Family Oishi, Helen, my husband Shun, Wren (4) and Taiga (2),
    We live in a small house with a large garden and caravan (where you will be staying) We are a jolly bunch (most often). I am an artist and Shun is a Shearer. We are a Japanese/English family and used too Wwoof so know how it is to be in your situation.

    On a side note: if you have Japanese language I would love it if you could talk to the children to help them by surrounding them with Japanese. However, being a Japanese speaker isn't a condition of you coming to stay with us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a multicutural family and if you would like to improve your language in English or Japanese, looking to learn about Art, improve your skills artistically or learn more about cooking, gardening then this is the place for you. :) x

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for helpers with day to day householding, gardening, a little bit of construction tasks sometimes too. If you are able to help with child care, that would also be pretty awesome. We are pretty flexible as to hours vs time off and would be expecting 4.5 - 5 hours of work in exchange for full board.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Japanese, a little German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a little house and a roomy caravan, so you will be staying in 'Minty' our 4 berth caravan! We expect about 4.5 - 5 hours of work for full board and lodging including all food. You will be expected to eat with us for all meals. Dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice. All you need to bring is your clothes and shampoo. (showers are brief as there is a small water tank).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in Timaru, a town with a couple of fab beaches. The wild stony South Beach and Patiti Point are only about 6 mins walk away and the sandy Caroline Bay about 30 mins walk or a 5 minute drive. Timaru is a developing town and it is currently having a cultural face lift with new street art and lots of events. There are wild penguins that you will be able to watch (for free) from Caroline Bay and the occasional seal. It is a great place, come and visit.

    As mentioned before we both used to be in work exchange programs as wwoofers so we are pretty relaxed folks. We appreciate openness and honesty and a good work ethic. If in doubt, just ask, we will all get along I'm sure.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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