Come to our family and enjoy farm life in Motueka, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We are a family of 4, living on a 12 hectare lifestlye block. We have calves, sheep, chickens, horses and a dog. We live in the Tasman region, with Kahurangi and Abel Tasman parks not too far away.

    Our property is quite new to us as we moved here in May 19 and we are in the process of setting up organic veggie gardens as well as a permaculture food forest (although this is more a long term plan) In the future we are hoping to build a adobe house so we may be making bricks or at least experimenting with mud building.

    Although we are just 25 mins from Motueka, we are reasonably remote -there are no shop or public transport near to our property. We will try to take helpers in to town when we can, and we do get our to beaches, markets etc at the weekends and are happy for helpers to join us!

    Our kids are Kuri, 8 and Orrin, 5 and they both attend a local rural school and love having people to stay. Myself, Kate and my partner, Tomas are both working so it is great for us to get some help with the farm work on the property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 can offer riding to experienced horse riders only as our horses are not suitable for beginners, but if you are not a rider, we can still offer lots of interaction with the horses, sheep and have super friendly cow/calves!

  • Help


    We need help with various tasks including, but not limited to gardening/landscaping projects, animal care, planting, fencing, childcare and general farm maintenance.

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Currently our farm has no official house, we are living in a converted shed, so you can get an experience of real Kiwi ingenuity! however we do have a full kitchen, shower and composting toilet. Our helper accommodation is in our "glamping" tent, which has power, proper beds and wifi.

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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

  • 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: 673621328933