Come and help out our family and on our farm only 1 hr north of Christchurch, New Zealand


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    We are currently right in the middle of the busiest time of the year here on the farm! Lambing! So we thought, how awesome would it be to share this life with a Workawayer! You will be feeding lambs, possibly feeding calves, tailing the lambs, general farm work and much much more!

    There will most likely also be a little bit of helping out with chores around the house, feeding the chickens etc. We are looking for someone who is capable, reliable, can use initiative, work independently when required and most of all fun!

    We are a busy farming couple with young children. We have a 600 acre farm of flat to rolling contour. We farm sheep and sometimes run a few cattle too. We also grow our own winter feed crops and some cereal crops too.

    We recently built our family home and now have a guest room, with a queen sized bed, ready for a volunteer to move in. Our volunteers have often become part of our family and we like to treat them as such.

    There is a spare car here, which might be available for the right person and we can also offer WIFI (although not unlimited). From the beginning of August each year we are lambing and so will require assistance with lambing, feeding baby lambs, childcare and general farm duties then too.

    We like to host people who intergrate with our family and who don't have their phones attached to their hand 24/7! If this sounds like you, send us an email!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    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

    When you come to Limehurst, you will experience farm life at it's best. Busy, sometimes crazy times are what we do best. You will learn heaps on the farm from a very patient farmer, who is willing to teach!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We offer a real mixed bag of help that require assistance, depending on the time of the year. There are always lots of jobs that need doing. From farm work, firewood, gardening, assistance with tasks in the sheep yards, sometimes in the shearing shed, childcare, housework............ etc, a real mix and we can guarantee you will never be bored!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in our guest room inside our house. You will have a queen sized bed and share a bathroom with the children.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We ask our helpers to work 5 hrs per day. As there is a car here (available to those with a full license) you are welcome and encouraged to head away for the day or weekends as you want! We are only 1 hr north of Christchurch and 45 minutes away from Hanmer Springs!

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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?


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    Hours expected

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

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