Help out with family life on a goat farm near Te Aroha, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family of four living on a goat farm in the heart of the Waikato (15mins to Morrinsville and Te Aroha). Duncan is English but has called NZ home for close to 20 years, Pip is a Kiwi. We have two children aged 10 and 8 who love being outdoors. We are looking for someone for a minimum of two weeks to help out with life on the goat farming, milking, kid rearing over July/August or looking after the human kids before and after school care. We would like you to be part of the family and help with meal preparation, cleaning and gardening. It should add up to around 4-5 hours a day.

    Duncan and Pip both work full time on the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    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

    Experience life in a real kiwi family.

    Depending on time of the year you might be able to help out with preserving and stocking the pantry with goods from the garden, helping make goat cheese etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    You will need a full driver’s license, some experience in childcare, be self-confident and be happy spending part of the day with the goats, chocolate Labrador dog and chooks. As part of the Workaway experience we really want someone that wants to join in on family life, enjoys home cooked food and living in a rural environment.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In return you will have your own double bedroom in a detached sleepout and shared toilet and shower, access to WiFi and all meals provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We were hosts in Victoria Australia for three years until returning to NZ in June 2015

    We are located 15 mins from Te Aroha and Morrinsville in the heart of dairy county. We are 30 minutes to Matamata (the home of Hobbiton), 45 mins to Thames/Waihi and 1 hour to Hamilton. Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga and Auckland are all within 2 hours drive.

    House and property is smoke free.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 449126285696