Small organic farm with separate accommodation near beautiful Warkworth, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    We are a loving, happy and friendly family with three children. Toni is a full time Mum and Edwin is owns a small consulting firm. We are educated, open minded and try to live a healthy, natural lifestyle. We are working towards self-sufficiency and grow most of our own food (organic) and raise animals. Edwin and the three boys are gluten intolerant, so our diet is largely grain-free (mainly fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, dairy) and for the sake of simplicity would prefer someone who is happy to eat this way too.

    We live in Warkworth - 45 minutes north of Auckland. It is a beautiful area, full of vineyards, beaches, cafés and activities. We have a 20 acre farm that we are establishing and are looking for people to help with farm work in exchange for a warm and comfortable place to stay with everything provided. Ideally we are looking for people who don't mind physical work. We are looking for 4 hours work a day.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • 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 are both born in NZ so know a lot about our country that we are happy to share. We also hope that we can provide a slightly different view on modern life - one that involves being somewhat self-reliant :-)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a two key areas where we need help:

    1. Cleaning/housework. Toni has recently commenced study and could really do with some help around the house. We would love to give the entire house a decent spring clean and sort through cupboards, pantry etc.

    2. General work around the garden, orchard and farm - planting out, making compost, fencing, pruning, landscaping work, painting etc.

    If you are keen just get in touch. We will probably want to Skype with you before committing to anything

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In exchange for 4 hours work per day, we offer peaceful, private accommodation that are very comfortable - our family of 5 lived in them while we built our house. Your own bathroom, separate cooking facilities (if you want them - welcome to eat with us!), high pressure shower, wifi etc.

    We can offer a relaxing, fun environment along with good local knowledge, great food and wine, movies, internet access, books, games etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are about 3km from the Warkworth township.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours depending on the person

Host ref number: 693746629894