Gunyah Country Estate
You won't find any place like this in New Zealand- it is unique. It is a heritage property in rural Canterbury and it runs as a family home as well as luxury lodge and farm. Location is perfect for the traveller and there are lots of things you can do in this area, from skiing to fishing to bush walks, sightseeing or just relax in our beautiful grounds. You will learn a lot here.And we are friendly folks!
Be aware though that there is no public transport here, the nearest is a bus 28 km away weekdays only at 7 am to Christchurch and back so you really would need your own wheels because once you are here with us, you are sort of stuck here. This is not like the countryside in Europe or USA (a village every 2 kms...), it is totally rural, gravel roads etc. Mountains, rivers, fields, snow, sheep, trees, clear skies and loads of stars...That is why the area is beautiful!
One is a farmer and builder who also helps with the lodge. The other is a teacher of European languages, landscape designer and the business manager of the lodge. We are very organised folks, we are friendly, easy going people, flexible and we work hard- - we expect the same from our volunteers. Make sure to bring clothes you can work in that could get dirty.
We do not take smokers, nor vegetarians/vegans/gluten-free or special diet as we cannot cater for that.
At the moment we are particularly looking for carpenters and bricklayers to help do up a cottage.