True KIWI Family/ Farm Experience- Marlborough NZ


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    Hi i'm Ellie, my husband Tom and I are a young couple living a breathing the rural way of life. We have a passion for animals, environment, and living the country life.
    We live on a beautiful farm, right accross the road from the beach, in Kekerengu, East Coast, Marlborough. We live just off the main State Highway 1 road. We have lots going on most of the year, including gardening, farm jobs, and lots of pets to feeds! We have horses, goats, chickens, sheep and cows, and dogs! We also have two little children, Pippa (2.5yrs) and Benjamin (6months)
    Our farm is 15mins to the local town (Ward), 25mins to Seddon, and 55 mins to Blenheim, and Kaikoura.
    We love meeting people from across the world, I (Ellie) am originally from the UK, so love learning and meeting people with different cultures and ideas to us. Come and have an adventure with us, learn the 'Kiwi" way of life and escape to the country/beach!
    We look forward to meeting you soon.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live the true "kiwi" way of life, there are so many places to explore around where we live, beaches, mountain walks, wineries, historic sites, walks, tramping, pretty much something for everyone!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We live in a beautiful old home, and garden so there always have lots to get involved in, looking after our pets (feeding animals), gardening, painting, helping out in general around the farm and house. We have a very cute Todder (Pippa) and baby Ben so we are looking for someone to help with childcare, housework, and cooking etc... Tasks will differ depending on the time of year and your interests.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare bedroom in our house, its a large house so plenty of room for all.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It would be recommended to have your own car as we are rural and there is so much to see and do around us, we are happy to point you in the right direction of fun activities while you stay with us. The closest main town is 50km away, I do go there every week (normally once a week) so happy to pick up/drop off. We live busy lives, but love learning from others, experiencing new things, and sharing our adventures, we also both love food, and different cuisine, so feel free to bring your favorite recipes!!

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 175419717791