Help with DIY and gardening in Balfour, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Join us in Balfour (Southland) on our dairy farm with wide-open spaces and fun-loving people. Help around the house, garden, general maintenance, and cooking will be much appreciated. You will become part of a fun, always-changing (adult) family/team.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    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

    We have travelled extensively and done lots of stuff. We are immigrants from Europe and have lived in New Zealand for 25 years. We would love to exchange stories and of course share meals together from all over the world.

  • Help


    There are houses and gardens and general areas that can always do with a good tidy up. There are also always DIY projects on the go. We all work hard, so cooked meals when coming home from the farm will be very welcome to. There is no help required on the farm and we do not sell any produce from the farm, so no help needed with that either.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    It depends on your individual circumstances; we have a warm house available that's at a driveable distance or a warm caravan for single person.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Southland is beautiful; wide open spaces, mountains, native bush, coast; there is a lot to see and do. Balfour is located about an hour from Te Anau, Queenstown and Invercargill; all great places to visit.

  • 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 a reasonable wireless internet connection with 300 GB per month

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space to park your van and plug it into a power outlet.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have dogs, a cat, lambs and lots of cows. A dog is welcome if it has had its vaccinations and is well behaved.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 649854459449