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We want you to be comfortable, eat well and enjoy your stay. Our house is clean, tidy and hygienic.
You will likely fall in love with our 2 Maine Coon cats.
Our 2 young-adult sons visit regularly so there is often vibrancy.
We mostly work from home-office and like to live 'in the moment' and mindfully.
The work here is always different as we are preparing a plot of land to build a house on. We prefer guests with sound life-skills, a mature outlook, and a good work ethic.
We are surrounded by bush and yet only a 20 minute bus ride from the centre of Christchurch.
There are beaches within easy reach and the mountains are an hour away.
One of our recent guests has kindly given us access to a video he created during his stay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cFig8PNEFo

We provide 3 meals a day and a comfortable room with own bathroom and toilet. We like to have dinner with our guests. After dinner, we like to have time to ourselves. Being Vegan in NZ is exceptionally expensive, and being vegetarian will also break-the-bank. We do eat meat but not in great volumes. NZ was originally a country with only birds many of which were flightless and ground-nesting, insects and reptiles. Humans have introduced 4 legged mammals which are decimating our native wildlife habitats. Therefore, where possible, our meat is home-kill. We've found what works well is to have our guests work one-day-on-one-day-off. This provides you with an opportunity to explore the city and mountains and do day trips. We really appreciate guests who lend a hand in the daily household chores. This often results in a better bond and a greater desire for us to go out of our way to make your time more enjoyable.


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Rolls and Lizzie are very kind host. Their place is very cozy to stay, and they’ll share many tips with you on what you can do around. Rolls is there to guide you during the work and will help you when necessary.
I strongly recommend Worldpackers to stay here.

6 months ago

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