Help us in our property in a secluded & magical valley near Wanaka, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We’d love to meet you!
    We are seeking help in regular jobs that always need done around our property. These include gardening, stone masonry, carpentry, cleaning, childcare, firewood, and a multitude of other jobs that need doing on a farm.

    The place is set in a secluded & magical valley 5 mins Lake Hawea & 20mins from Wanaka. Our 14 acre family property has fruit orchards, vege gardens & delicious food aplenty. We harvest/preserve, care for gardens, mow lawns & regular building projects. Accommodation is a cute self-contained cottage with mountain views, and in winter a snug self contained mountain cottage, although we all eat together in our home.
    Our home is perfect for an individual or a couple.

    We are a large family and enjoy having guests who take part and muck in. We also appreciate those who are self-directed for times when we can't work with you. We love helpers who incorporate well into family life. We're looking forward to your visit with us :0)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The food is great.
    The company is great.
    The work is grounding and nourishing.
    The views are epic!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Mostly we work in the garden and on the property.
    There's always plenty happening in the way of projects and lots of jobs are focused around organic gardening, food prep and sometimes construction.

    We have a horse, sheep, chickens, 2 dogs and a kitten on the property.

    Our two children Matilda & Oscar love having new people in our home.

    We love health and yoga and are always open to massage therapists and holistic health practitioners joining us.

    We love to eat, and regularly enjoy wild meat, home grown veggies and preserves from our garden, so guests who love sharing recipes are always appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a cute self contained cottage with ensuite bathroom.
    Both options have gorgeous mountain views and offer you a little privacy as we live in a tiny home and sometimes it's nice to have a little space of your own.
    When the cottage is being used by guests and family we offer a retro caravan in summer that has a cosy double bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We ask our helpers for 4-5hr each day in exchange for food and lodgings so as to allow for set up and pack down.

    Because we live in a tiny home we generally commit to one week at a time.

    Our home is situated at the base of a mountain track (a stunning day walk) and a 5min drive or 20min walk to the lake.
    There's so much to do here, particularly if you love the great outdoors

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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