I am a writer, an older widow. I have completed a book about Maori rock drawings which is being published this 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 space at present for one homestay There is a nice warm comfortable space in an alcove
Prática de idiomas
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Ajuda em fazenda
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
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 mywriting whilst someone is doing a bit of gardening. 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.
My garden is quite large and needs weeding. I can only have room for one person. If you can mow lawns or use a De Walt reciprocal saw as it is a bit too heavy for me now that I am 80. That will be a bonus. But easy to master and safe. I am quite computer literate. but have stuff to transfer onto new second hand Mac. If you can use a quad bike that would be a help. Strict conditions when using quad bike, low speed etc. Helmet to be worn on farm
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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.
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.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Good offstreet parking in excellent location
No cats ever well trained outside dogs ok must be registered in New Zealand and owners Responsible Owners
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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