Small farm needs help with various projects in Darfield, near Christchurch, New Zealand




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  • Beschreibung


    I have a beautiful and picturesque small sheep farm (50 acres) located near Darfield, and am located about 45 mins from the edge of Christchurch. The farm house is a 4 bedroom Victorian style period villa with lots of character and wonderful views. Some of the land is leased out, but I farm on the remaining 20 acres. I have 30 sheep who are very friendly, all have names and their own stories to tell. I also have 1 horse and a pony, lots of free range chickens, 2 goats, 2 dogs and a cat, all of who are friendly and love attention. There is also a large vegetable garden, a young fruit orchard, a couple of farm buildings and a river that runs through the farm.

    Celia (a solo Mum) works 5 days a week (from home) providing support for Doctors and Medical Centres, as well as running the farm, looking after the kids and everything else!

    Leon (11) and Freya (8) both attend Darfield Primary school and play rugby for Darfield, go to hockey (turf not ice) training, have dance lessons (hip hop, jazz, ballet and acrobatics), attend gymnastics club and are learning to play the recorder. This is in-between spending most of their awake hours outside on their bikes and scooters, or getting wet in the river, or helping out on the farm!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    This would be the chance to experience a real kiwi rural family lifestyle. I can share my knowledge of farm skills, animal husbandry, gardening, environmental management, sustainable living and maintenance skills.

    We eat as much home grown and raised food as we can, which reduces my food bills considerably and reduces my carbon footprint significantly. Everything we eat is cooked from individual ingredients with as little processed content as possible. I can share with you how to prepare, preserve and store home grown produce.

    Helping us would mean you could become part of our household and family. Previous helpers remain in contact with us and some even plan to return to visit us on their next trip to NZ. We've made some wonderful friends through hosting our previous visitors, and we hope that you could become friends for life.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    Please note that the NZ borders are closed for all travelers due to Covid-19. If you are not already in NZ, you will not be able to enter the country, and so I won't be able to host you. I do not know when the borders will be open again for travellers.

    If you're already in NZ then please feel free to contact me.

    I need help with the following....

    -Help looking after the animals; dogs, cat, chickens, sheep and lambs plus horses.
    -Farm and outside chores - for example: gardening, weed and bush clearing, stacking wood, landscaping, river management, fencing, sheep work, house and building maintenance. We never run out of jobs outside the house!

    The farm is a few km from Darfield and shops/cafes but the views are epic, the company is fun and it's a safe, friendly home.
    The help we need would be approx 20 hours each week....depending on what projects we have going on at the time.

    So, if you want to stay with us and have access to family and farm life then this may be just what you need!

    We would need you to:
    -speak a fairly good standard of English
    -be a non-smoker (100%)
    -stay for a minimum of two weeks

    I can cater for and accommodate meat eaters, vegetarians, gluten free and Coeliac diets. Any other dietary requirements can be discussed but purchase of specialised foods would be the workawayers responsibility.

    I have two (very friendly) dogs who live in the house too, so you need to be happy to have animals around you.

    There is a daily (Mon-Fri) bus from Christchurch to Darfield if you have no transport of your own, or I may be able to collect you from Christchurch at the weekends.

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    Englisch: Fließend

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  • Unterkunft


    Everything would be provided for you including fun, food, internet, washing machine, fresh air and mountain views!

    You would have great company, lots of new experiences, a room to stay in and no living costs.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are close to the mountains, Arthur's Pass, Castle Hill (features in Lord of the Rings & Narnia), Cave Stream, 2 Ski fields (Mount Hutt and Porters ski fields), Rakaia Gorge (Salmon fishing), Waimakariri Gorge (swimming place), local amenities at Darfield (big ice creams at the dairy, shops, library, post shop, mechanincs etc), and only an hour from Christchurch City centre.
    NZ, and Canterbury specifically is the best place to live in the world!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Unlimited WiFi from my mobile phone hot-spot, so when I'm out there's no Internet. I'm home most of the time though!

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    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

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  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    20 hours per week - flexible

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (4.9)

Kultureller Austausch: (5.0)

Kommunikation: (5.0)

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