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Join our family and help us with gardening and other daily tasks in Wakefield, New Zealand

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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Details

  • Description

    Description

    Tēnā koutou,
    We are a French/Algerian/Kiwi family. We moved to the North of the South Island (Te Wai Pounamou) in 2023 and live on a four hectare property where there is lots to be done. Mathew is into agroecology, permaculture and conservation. He has experience running workshops and leading work groups. Rym is interested in Indigenous knowledge, community development and the disruption of the current economic system.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak French and English at home. You would learn about the NZ rural lifestyle, agroecology and permaculture techniques, food conservation, pest control, and probably lots more.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    There are a range of tasks to be done, mainly gardening, fencing work, animal care (chickens and sheep) and fire wood cutting/stacking/moving. Possibly some small renovation tasks for those with the right skills. Tasks will depend on the season and what travellers are comfortable doing, as well as what they want to learn.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    An awesome 2 bedroom settlers cottage, which was built in the 1860s. It is furnished with everything you might need and is comfortable in summer in winter.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Location:
    Although close to many things in the region, we are located in a rural location, so you would probably want to have your own vehicle. There is a bike path close by however that goes to the nearest village (20mn bike ride) from which you can catch a bus. We have bikes you can borrow.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 677428296299

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Help at a Homestay on a surf beach in Piha on the West coast of New Zealand
Helping hands welcome in our house and garden in rural Mid Canterbury, New Zealand