Help with animals and maintenance in the Pohangina Valley, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We are situated in the picturesque Pohangina Valley on a 10 acres lifestyle block. This is about 25 kms ( 20 mins) from Palmerston North. We can arrange for you to be picked up from Palmerston North if you don't have your own transport.

    Our home is next to a river which is great for swimming and fishing. Great place to be in summer. There are also several places close by where you can go hiking/walking.

    We mostly have a furry family consisting of 2 dogs (inside), 4 cats, 1 goat, pigs (no pigs at the moment), cows and sometimes calves, as well as Sophie who will one day be our house cow, , Sheep, chickens and ducks. Helpers must like animals as our cats and dogs are allowed in the house.

    There is a variety of things that we need help with, gardening, painting, firewood and general chores around the property. You need to be self motivated and have some get up and go. The work is not hard, and we don't ask you to do anything we wouldn't consider doing ourselves.

    We prefer to have a couple or 2 people travelling together over the age of 25. Minimum stay of 1 week. We have accommodation in our house or in a separate self contained cottage. (if its not being used).

  • 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 around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We enjoy meeting people from different country's and cultures and hearing how they live, and sharing how we do things in New Zealand. We love to share our lifestyle with others.

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

  • Help


    There is a variety of chores, helping with the animals, gardening, painting, firewood and chores around the house

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a large sunny room in our house or a self contained cottage (if not in use)

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours per week

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Host ref number: 317911958552