Looking for help with chores and gardening in Canterbury, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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.

  • Accommodation


    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

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 195875571926