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Learn about sustainable farming, kiwi and austrian culture and join our family in Southland, NZ



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hey there, we are a young family who own a small dairy farm with 400 cows in Southland between Edendale and Gore. While we have a staff member to run the farm alongside us, there are always odd jobs we need a hand with to keep the place looking good.
    We take pride in farming sustainably, mostly grow our own food and take care of our land and animals as best we can. We are a multicultural family (kiwi/ austrian)who enjoy good food, travelling, being in nature, skiing, biking, jet boating and hunting in our time off. Come stay with us and be part of our life and enjoy a home away from home feel!

  • 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
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You will learn about sustainable farming, kiwi and austrian culture, sausage and cheese making and will be hanging out with two active young kids (7 and 5) amongst a lot of other things

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We always have a variety of chores available on our beautiful dairy Farm. Child minding tidy up jobs, weed control, helping to care for the animals and you can try yourself at milking cows if you like.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    you will be staying in a warm and comfortable cottage, with a queen bed in your room. Kitchen and bathroom is shared with our employee, however all meals will be served in the main homestad with the family

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are just off SH1, so hitch hiking is no problem, however a car is beneficial to get the most out of enjoying the area!
    On your time off you can go fishing by the river at the bottom of our farm, explore the nearby parks or go for a drive through the catlins, explore Invercargill and Bluff. Gore has a great swimming pool and ice rink.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 271687371139

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