Help with gardening, house work and learn about farming in Kaitaia, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 5 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hello World, Welcome back!

    We are dairy farmers in the Far North. We are looking for someone wanting to explore the Far North and offset their accommodation/board by doing some cleaning, cooking and gardening.

    We are about to start calving. So you can negotiate some farm work into your exchange if you choose. This is not a requirement. But we understand many people would like to accompany us throughout the day learning about how a dairy farm operates at this exciting (and incredibly busy) time of the year.

    We have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 child and a whole lot of cows, turkeys, quails and other assorted wild life.

    You will have your own bedroom in a private area of the house. The bathroom is shared (but only when we have visitors).

    You will be asked to share in the cooking and cleaning duties required to keep a house clean and tidy and functioning.

    It is important to note that we are very rural. We do not have bus services etc at our doorstep. If you stay we are happy to drop off at spots when convenient - but you will be based at the farm most of the time unless you have your own transport. This is not a worry for most people who enjoy the farm experience, wide open spaces, views to the ocean and good company.

    We are experienced hosts who enjoy meeting people from around the world. We have hosted single women, males, young honeymooning couples through to families with kids.

    Weather and time-dependent one of our favourite activities is to take our guests down the beach and put the Kontiki out.

    We eat meat with most dinners. Being a dairy farm - we have access to home-kill beef. This is predominantly the meat eaten at the main meal.

    No smokers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building 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

    You get to live and work in the beautiful Far North of New Zealand surrounded by beaches. Get to learn about New Zealand's biggest industry.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Gardening, cleaning, organising house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    High quality chattels, large bedroom with queen sized bed. Attached bathroom. Stunning views, and good food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visit the stunning Bay of Islands only an hours drive.
    Go to Cape Reinga.
    Visit beaches on the beautiful Karikari penisula.
    Go fishing.
    Surfing beaches nearby.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have good internet connection that is uncapped.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a nice flat spot to park. We do not have special power outlets. But we do have an open window that you can put an extension cord through.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    20 hours

Host ref number: 585847279591

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