Experience farm life in Akaroa, Banks Peninsula New Zealand


New Zealand


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    Hi there

    Thank you for stopping by ;)

    We live in a beautiful farmhouse in Goughs Bay, 20-minute drive from Akaroa. We have a one year old girl who is a lot of fun. If you love animals you’ll love our place, dogs, chickens, ducks, friendly sheep and cows, surrounded by amazing natural beauty and quite, with hours of walks from our doorstep. We are literally at the End of the Earth!

    We are looking for someone to help us with farm and gardening work. If you love home grown organic produce, and want to learn and experience a sustainable lifestyle during your stay in New Zealand than this is the right place for you.

    Ideally, we would prefer someone with some experience in gardening and basic building. If you don't have any prior experience as such but willing to learn, get your hands dirty and share your creative ideas, then you are welcome as well.

    You will get to enjoy New Zealand farm life and meet our sheep, pet lamp Kluane. Our famous pet dogs Bella and Ruby and farm dog Bobby ;) Of-course, you will also meet our chickens - Margaret, Brown girl, Mary, Rocky... The last but not the least you will get a chance to feed our ducks - Lucky and Ducky and their flock.

    Marie and Asif

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about the history of Akaroa, conservation, tourism, experience New Zealand farm life. Spend time with us and the animals. Chance to explore beautiful Akaroa and Banks Peninsula - Especially the Wildside ecological restoration project

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Gardening and farming, some building projects.
    We have a wide range of outdoor work. From shed maintenance to fencing, weeding on the farm, creating new garden beds, planting.
    Guitar lessons.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer free accommodation (your own private room, one queen and one single bed), free dinner (you must provide your own breakfasts and lunches) along with other facilities such as limited wi-fi, laundry and bath. No mobile phone coverage. You might need to work a bit longer on some days and you can adjust your hours accordingly.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    No vegetarian. Gluten free is ok.

    We live out of mobile phone range, so cannot receive text messages or calls when at home.

    If you are interested send us an email or your resume and we will get back to you ASAP.

    Do not hesitate to contact us if you got any further question(s).

    And there will be some housekeeping jobs at times, if the weather is not good.

    Thank you for your time.

    P.S. Contact only, when you are already in New Zealand.

    20 hours per week. This can be 3 hours per day over six days or 4 hours over 5 days.

    We are keen for people who want to stay longer and fit into our relaxed kiwi lifestyle, giving us a better chance to really get to know each other. We like woofers who are relaxed and flexible.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day (each), 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 558798412474