We Are looking for help to refresh the house in Methven :)


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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    Hi We are a French (Charline 31) Kiwi (Jon 43) couple we are living in Methven for less than a year now.
    We also have kids (Jon's Kids) Jahmaica 13 and Cassius 15 that are here 50% of the time (3 nights over 8).
    The Cat Toby spend most of his day on his favorite cushion and Blue the dog who will be happy to play (very friendly)
    Our project is to refresh the house and we would need some help :) we are actually scraping the house and next step would be painting.
    We would need someone or a couple to help us to do so, there is also a bit of gardening and cleaning the house.
    We will you keep busy don't worry.
    The best for us is to start by one week stay and see how the project is going and if we get along, 3-4 hours a day is fair I think, (I think it's better to work in the morning as in the afternoon it's getting hot)
    It would be better for you to have your own car (street park available) if you don't I can pick you up to the bus stop in Ashburton and show you around when I ll have time :)
    Methven is a very nice place to live very picturesque little Kiwi town very animated for skying in winter with Mount Hutt.
    There is all facilities near by (shops, pubs....)
    We don't want party animals as we like quiet time here, we enjoy good companie and good chat around a good diner.
    We don't want smokers, I stopped myself two year ago and don't like the smell of it at all :(

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a kiwi french couple, we offer a real kiwi way of living, a nice and chill out atmosphere, an opportunity to practice your english and french.
    We can show you around Canterbury like Akaroa, bank peninsula, mount Hutt (hot pools, plenty of nice restaurant, nice local pubs, plenty of walk around) .... And nice place not too touristy

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    we would need some help to refresh the house repainting, and gardening, and cleaning around the house.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    One double bed bedroom in the house (with separate door that you can come and go be private) with shared bathroom,
    Lunch and diner (and of course accomodation) would be provided in exchange of 3/4 hours a day (5 days on 2 days off), we don't provide breakfast as we think it's too hard to please everybody for breaky.
    We accomodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or dairy free diet (I am celiac) no worries for that :) or any food allergy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Rakaia Gorge, Mount Hutt, Mount Somers, Lake Coloridge, Ashburton lakes, Akaroa (2h) , Geraldine, Lake Tekapo (1.40h), Charistchurch (1h20)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 981179771568