Garry River Farm Cottage, North Canterbury, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    I have a woodworking business which takes most of my time but also have a house to keep, art projects and an organic garden to tend to... all in a location akin to paradise. I'll do the woodwork to pay the Bills if you can help me with the other essentials! My partner is a chef and runs NZ Gin Festivals...

    The farm is a working deer/cattle farm at the base of Mt.Thomas, a great spot for hiking... there's plentiful foraging and hunting too. We have a fun and close knit community of farms who can offer a range of experiences.
    We love exchanging ideas and experiences.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    My everyday is spent in a great place filled with a diverse range of tasks which have fascinating skillsets to learn... also the best fresh food you can put in your mouth!!

  • Help


    Mostly help around the house, some firewood help, always gardening and sometimes fencing and stock moving. I like to make helping fun...

  • Languages spoken

    Gaelic (Scottish): Beginner

  • Accommodation


    A private double bedroom with toilet/bath ensuite, shared livingroom, good food provided. Also available, a sleep out with bunkbeds

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close to Ashley Gorge and Glentui, 15mins one way to Oxford (library and Sunday farmers market) or 25mins to Rangiora.
    I'm a keen outdoorsman who likes to hunt and you're welcome to tag along...

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    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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week but very relaxed

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Host ref number: 913157518388