We are a family of three running a water buffalo farm in inland Canterbury near Mt Hutt, we have organic gardens and a couple of horses as well as a forest reserve which has walking tracks in it and we are doing a river way restoration project also.
There are many walks in the area as well as rivers to swim in and mountain hikes.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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.
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 is other work 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.
English, German, Dutch
Room of your own above the cheese room, we expect to have shared evening meals but you will need to serve your own breakfast and lunch with plenty of food available.
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 phone in our living area as we wish our living area to be a social and relaxing space. The farm has many walks nearby, and w prefer people here who are loving the outdoors and environment.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week