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Come and help us in Buffalo farm in Coalgate, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 29/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We are a very busy buffalo farm with a lot happening. We have an organic tunnel house, cheese room where a person with food experience can help, milking buffalo and fencing, native forest and planting restoration projects are underway.
    We are currently calving, so lots to do with calves and getting ready for winter, gardening, firewood, clearing paddocks and help in the cheese room and buffalo barn.
    There are many walks in the area as well as rivers to swim in and mountain hikes, the area is stunning and autumn weather is beautiful.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
  • 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

    There is a lot to learn here about animals, a chance to ride a horse if you are experienced and to learn about your own food production. As we eat a lot off our land you will lessen your travel footprint as you will actively participate in your own food production.

  • Help


    What there is to help with will vary due to season and what is happening, calving, planting, maintenance etc.
    We need people to be able to do their share of cooking and house work, there is a garden and tunnel house where you can learn to garden. We need help raising the buffalo calves and there are other tasks available for people interested in this with replanting native vegetation along the stream banks and maintenance in the native forest reserve, fencing for those who are able.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room of your own that is normally our air B&B. We are under a lot of stress given the current situation so we need people who can roll up their sleeves and get on with making things as good as we can with what we have.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to have people here who are positive and are interested in our life on the farm. We ask visitors not to sit on their mobile phoneor talk on their phone / computer in our living area as we find this very anti social, our house is thin walled and like to enjoy a quiet living space. The farm has many walks nearby, and w prefer people here who are loving the outdoors and environment.

  • 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

    5 hours a day/ 5 days a week

Host ref number: 286873968173

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