Wake up to a lovely view of the mountains each day and help out around our smallholding in Canterbury New Zealand

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  • Last activity: 02/01/2023




  • Description


    We have a lifestyle block in Canterbury New Zealand. My husband Henry works full time and I work part time.
    Commute to Christchurch from here is 45 minutes to Rangiora 20 minutes and Oxford 10 minutes.
    We have two daughters living away from home. Henry and I are aged between 60yrs & 67yrs. Henry speaks English and I speak English and Hungarian. We love sharing our lives with our friends & family.
    We can offer a warm comfortable home environment for your stay in exchange for work. Gardening, digging, planting, painting, general tidy up on property, some house work and a small amount of cooking.
    On the farm we have chicken, cattle, horses, cats & dogs. The care for our animals comes first, we treat them well, they are very health and well cared for.
    Henry and I have both traveled a lot over seas and know that animal welfare is not a big priority in most countries, with us, it is. Also we are clean and tidy people.
    If you can respect our home in that manner, we would be happy to share it with you for a short time.
    We would prefer having a couple stay with us.
    Do you think you could put up with waking up every morning to a beautiful view of snow capped mountains in the back ground.
    If this sounds like the sort of place you could be happy, please send us your details and tell us a little about yourself.
    Erika Verheul
    PS looking for someone who is experienced in building.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

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  • Help


    Gardening, planting, painting, general maintenance, stock handling, house cleaning, cooking.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Family home one bedroom-queen size bed very warm and comfortable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Able to get you to a bus and go anywhere, Hanmer, hot springs, Kaikoura, whale watch, Christchurh city,night life, Horse treks available in the area.

  • 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: 433446382257

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