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Live with our family and help with garden and house beside white sand beach, Southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    We are a family of three , myself Chantelle husband Mark and daughter Honor who is 4. We live on a sheep and beef station on the coast in Southern Hawkes Bay in a place called Herbertville. I think we are pretty laid back and easy to get on with family.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 live on a large farm so the opportunity is there to see how our operation works . Certain times of the year different aspects of farm work can be seen ie: scanning sheep. Due to living on the coast there are many activities to do like farm walks, surfing,fishing. I make homemade sausages, salami and cheese so my learn and experience how to make these.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Most of the help needed is in the garden due to having a rather large garden, with weeding , hedge trimming,spraying and lawns etc. If the weather is no good and can't work outside then help inside would include cleaning windows and house cleaning . Childcare is needed now and then if I am needed to help Mark with sheep work but Honor is at Preschool twice a week. Helping in the kitchen with dinners at times would also be very helpful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a bedroom with a queen bed provided in our family home or the shearers quarters which is more private if you wish. The quarters has a kitchen for use as well. 3 meals a day will be provided in return for 4 hours work. You may help yourself to breakfast in the mornings . We are very adveturous with our food and love trying new things so happy for you to cook your local dishes .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are quite remote so own transport would be recommended to go and see the sights on your time off. I am happy to pick up from the bus stop if needed. We are an hour from Dannevirke or Waipukurau which are the nearest towns for supplies etc . There is the Akitio beach , Waihi falls, longest place name in the world, activities to do and see. We also have a golf course in Herbertville 2km down the road.

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 746838643666



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