Garden help, some fence painting and with house chores in Christchurch, New Zealand

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    07/01/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a writer, an older widow. I have completed a book about Maori rock drawings which is being published next year. I also attend life drawing classes. Family have grown up. I enjoy classical music and concerts. I love gardening but need help with pruning, weeding and landscaping .

    At present there is a bit of painting to do on the fences and some indoor maintenance.
    I do go to a farm sometimes it is in a less visited area in South Canterbury.


    I have one homestay There is a nice warm comfortable space in an alcove

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am very interested in and well informed about other countries and their cultures. I am always ready to help people improve their spoken and written English. I live in Christchurch near Canterbury University. and am happy to tell people where to go.or take them. I can cater for most Asians being able to cook Thai and Chinese yummy dishes. As a writer I appreciate time to correct my book whilst someone is doing some housework for me. Workawayers would learn about the New Zealand way of life and our food. I also go sometimes to a farm in South Canterbury to help with garden maintenance . The area is not visited by tourists and has bush, native wood pigeons, lots of sheep and a mountain range behind the homestead. There are good demanding hill tracks in nearby reserves and on the farm.

  • Help

    Help

    My garden is quite large and needs weeding. I can only have room for one person. If you can mow lawns or use a hedge trimmer that will be a bonus. But easy to master and safe. As I am quite computer literate. Help with vacuuming welcomed If you can use a quad bike that would be a help. Strict condition when using quad bike low speed etc. Helmet to be worn

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Christchurch a new house with a single bed electric blanket and desk and desk light in an alcove warm and private off large art studio. Handy to large bathroom and separate toilet. Upstairs. Bench with sink hot water jug Small fridge and microwave to use.

    Farm Homestead bedroom with electric blanket ample storage for clothing etc bathroom and toilet handy. I enjoy cooking for other cultures use chopsticks etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There numerous shops, banks, Post Office table tennis in Christchurch near this home. People can buy cars or sell them in Christchurch, if leaving to return back to their country.
    Christchurch earthquake damage still visible.

    People can visit Akaroa and the Hamner Hot Pools. Skiing in winter .

    I have had very helpful French young men and found their help with some heavier tasks really worthwhile..

    Bus transport is just down the road. I appreciate at least 4-5 hours help a day but am flexible if person wishes a day off to visit somewhere.. I prefer some one who is happy to have breakfast at about 8 am, not much later. Also a person who will complete a task thoroughly.

    Christchurch has some worthwhile local sights mostly the botanical gardens and our museum.. The town is fine for bicycles. I am a good cook. There are good concerts to cater for all tastes.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Good offstreet parking in excellent location

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No cats ever well trained outside dogs ok must be registered in New Zealand and owners Responsible Owners

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week










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