Easygoing farming family living in a beautiful part of Otago needing help with farming, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We live and work on a 330ha sheep and beef farm in Otago, New Zealand. We run around 2000 ewes and have 30 Limousin breeding cows. We have farm dogs, a couple of cats, chooks, pet lambs and a pony for the girls .... I think that is about it - a good selection of farm animals!

    We have 2 children aged 9 and 7.

    We often need help in the spring when we have some environmental and shelter planting projects underway.

    Also the summer is a busy time on the farm and around the garden with many other jobs that need to be done such as weed control and firewood etc.

    If you had experience with horses this would be good as my children have a pony that they are learning to ride!

    We are able to pick workawayers up from nearby destinations. However if you have your own vehicle this would be advantageous as we don't have any spare vehicles available for weekends off. But we are happy to provide transport where needed.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    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

    We try to give workawayers a great NZ farm experience where they get to be involved in everyday farm life in exchange for helping us with a few odd jobs.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Depending on the season - it could be helping on the farm spraying weeds, splitting firewood, fencing or planting natives in wetland or shelterbelt areas. We have a large garden and so there can be a lot of work there with mowing lawns and weeding etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is live-in and all meals would be provided. You would be in one of the spare bedrooms in our house and there is no separate bathroom etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are about 2 hours away from Wanaka/ Queenstown and Dunedin. Also just over 2 hours to Te Anau which is where there are many walks and the Fiordland National Park. Only just over the hill (1 hour) is Central Otago which is famous for wine growing and summerfruit growing. We are also only 1 hour from the Catlins.

  • 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: 619243664535