Friendly hosts looking for some help on our beautiful lifestyle block 5 minutes from Waikanae, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    A beautiful lifestyle block and Lavender Farm 5 minutes from Waikanae (an hour North of Wellington). We are a family of four (plus happy dog) who love the outdoors and travelling.

    We've had lots of volunteers and our aim is to be good hosts and develop lasting relationships with the people that stay with us. We like volunteers who share their culture, ask questions and who enjoy working (we have learned not everyone does!) We have a large house, animals, a lavender plantation, and extensive grounds. Work opportunities are varied and can be matched to people's skills and interests. There is always stuff to do in the lavender farm, we appreciate help with gardening, cooking and general maintenance projects.

    It's a pretty sweet deal - we have a hot tub, swimming pool and tennis court across the road!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The exchange would give travelers a good impression of Kiwi rural and family life. We can show you the local sights and pass on information about the locality.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Our lavender has been harvested but we need help with a lots of different tasks. This can vary depending on what you like doing or want to learn. We have cows, sheep and chickens. There will be trees to cut down, trees to plant, firewood to process and general outdoor help plus cleaning, decorating and cooking if you would like!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a double bedroom in the house or two single beds in a nearby studio, there is however no bathroom in the studio, but its only a hop, skip and a jump back to the house!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Wellington is only an hour away and the train station is 5 mins down the road. There are lots of great bush walks close to our house and a lovely beach is a 10 minute drive.

  • 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

    We can cater for vans of any size.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 567527499121

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