John and I are in our later years with 3 young adult children, only 1 still lives at home. We are farmers, operating a crop and fresh vegetable farm. We have various pet animals, including dogs, cats, sheep and a goat. They all love attention! This can all be quiet busy and we would love an extra hand. We thoroughly enjoy having people stay with us and learning about the diverse cultures there are. We love sharing our knowledge and culture, as well as learning about your culture and way of life.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We will offer an insight into how life is like on a farm and within the rural community of New Zealand. We will share our farming knowledge and show you how a commercial farm operates. We will teach you some kiwi lingo and immerse you in kiwi culture
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help with pets, general gardening and house work. Where you will help with weeding, feeding the pets, cleaning the inside of the house and prepare some evening meals. No experience is necessary with pets as you’ll never be lone with them
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
We will provide a bedroom in the house with the us and our daughter, it comes fully equipped with bedding. We eat dinners together and where possible, lunches. There is food supplied, but if we don’t have what you want there is a supermarket near by
We would appreciate someone who is social with us but also respects our privacy. Ashburton is in the heart of rural South Island and provide a lake and mountains which offer various outdoor activities
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week