Join our easy going kiwi lifestyle and help at our organic vegetable garden in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


New Zealand


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    We are Wendy and Martin, we have 4 adult children and six grandchildren, we are environmentalists, love our animals and the outdoors. We are non smokers, and don't drink too much. The Bay of Plenty has a warm climate with lots of beaches and fishing, The nearest city is smaller with good shopping centres. We also think we might like a house sitter over late January/February, so if you don't mind feeding chickens, ducklings etc

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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 will get to enjoy an easy going kiwi lifestyle, organic food grown and raised on the farm. You will become part of our kiwi family.

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    Projects involving children

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    Hi, we have an 58 acre lifestyle block , establishing a flower farm, food forest,
    with a large organic vegetable garden, natural bush, wetlands and gardens, pigs, deer, chickens, calves, etc. Help would involve anything from helping in the gardens, food forest, to building an animal shelter, fixing a fence, planting native trees. being fit and strong is helpful, and a love for the outdoors essential.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    you will have your own bedroom, bathroom, meals with us and we are always excited to try other country's recipes. During summer we often eat outside for breakfast, lunch and dinner, BBQs and sometimes hangi (NZ style cooking). In winter we often have roasts and hearty NZ meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 20 minutes from Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty, 3 hours away from the snow fields, even closer to weekend away hiking trips. We are keen hunters, fishers and hikers, so if possible you can come with us. We are non smokers and prefer non smokers, we love the outdoors and are pretty relaxed about most things.

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    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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

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

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