Native Bush restoration, Animal care, Permaculture, Sustainability and creative projects on our Farm near Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Last activity: 9 Jan 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Come be our first Workaway!

    We're a rural family farm 45 min out from Auckland with lots of native bush and animals including Peacocks ducks chickens sheep and dogs
    We will need help with a wide variety of tasks that need doing each day, from gardening to feeding animals. building structures and creating artistic features.
    You'll be supplied with food and accommodation. We also have plenty of room for campers and Van dwellers too!

    We are a Family of artists and travelers and so love meeting people from all over the world. I've been a part of work away for many years and have switched to being a host now that I have finally retuned to my home country.

    Along with the animals and rural lifestyle,
    We have a lovely house in the city with a hot tub that is always hosting guests from around the world.
    We love to show people around and help out where we can. whether its helping find a car or simple advice about NZ.
    I am always keen for language practice. Spanish Japanese and Arabic.
    Evelyn Dunstan is a world class glass artist and would be happy to teach a little and let you use the studio in return for helping her out with things.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Waterfalls, Glow worms and native birdlife.
    Animal care, peacocks, dogs, cats, ducks, chickens.
    Knowledge of Native plants and animals.
    Kayaks and Jacuzzi at your leisure on our other property
    regular visits too and from the property to give those without a car a lift.
    Space and time to do whatever you please!
    Basic rural life things like using the quad bike and tools.
    Tending to and cultivating fruit producing plants as well as herbs.
    Cast glass skills
    fermenting foods
    Rides in and out of the city
    we're always happy to help with whatever you need. Help with things like perhaps buying a car for your travels or simply advice on things.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We really have a bit of everything to do at the farm and sometimes its a bit more seasonal with fruit picking. Right now we have a surplus of native trees that need planting and invasive species that need pulling out.
    The animals will always need feeding. sheep, chickens, Ducks and peacocks.
    basic restoration of the native bush and making treks down to the waterfalls, of which we have a few.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Arabic: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    2 Basic indoor beds.
    Camping and van space also available.
    bathroom, kitchen, washing machine and dryer
    Ample food basics are provided for you to make 2 square meals as you please. Depending on the night, Dinners are often shared as who doesn't enjoy a meal with friends!
    Plenty of refrigerator and freezer room for you to buy anything extra you may desire.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We make regular visits to the farm so if you have no vehicle we can give you a ride to our house in Pakuranga, much closer to town.
    Everything you will need will be accessible in Pukekohe town 5 min drive from our location.
    The family is use to helping out with travel tips and things.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Decent consistent wifi available and at the ready!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty o room for whatever gets your from A to B

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    come one come all!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 755339448659



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