Stay on the west coast of Golden Bay and help us with gardening, farming and our family, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi guys
    We are looking for 2 helpers (a boy and a girl or 2 girls who are happy to share a queen bed) to help us with our busy farming period and potentially doing some paid work helping with cleaning our holiday cottages. There might be some gardening to do around our house too.
    Farming work involves some heavy lifting, wood chopping, clearing around trees with a grubber, etc...
    We would expect help around the house such as minor cleaning/washing, help at meal times and sharing the cooking some days.
    In exchange for your help you will have your room with a seaview and good food with meat and some veggies from the farm, also on your free time our coastal farm to explore. The ideal workawayers would have to be nature lovers, keen explorers, and keen helpers, who don't mind remote areas. If you have your own vehicle that is a plus too, minimum stay of 2 weeks please. We are a happy little family of 3 ( we have a 4 year old girl named Isabella) and we live next door to the grandparents who are also lovely people to have around.

    Ps.: Please bear with us as we can't always reply promptly. We will try and respond to everyone!

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    We are Zander and Andrea. I Andrea am from Brazil and Zander (my husband) from New Zealand and we live on Zander's family farm. We met in Australia while working in an island resort and since then have traveled to Asia, South America and Europe.

    The farm is located on the west coast of Golden Bay, in a unique and remote location 3 hours drive from Nelson and 1 hour drive from Collingwood, the last 40 minutes is on a gravel road.

    The farm is 1000 acres with 4 kms of coastal frontage. There are endless opportunities for walking and exploring with stunning views, beaches, caves, coves and rock formations. Swimming and fishing in summer is our favorite activities. In winter we enjoy evening walks to the knob to watch the sun setting into the sea.

    Zander's parents Ken & Sandra farm the land with sheep and cattle.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    As we have done our own help exchange experience while traveling through Europe we are aware how important it is to welcome people into our homes. We enjoy sharing our mixed kiwi brazilian culture and the special place that this is.

  • Help

    Help

    We manage a tourism operation on a unique coastal environment on the west coast of Golden Bay, New Zealand.

    The kind of help we require from our helpers are within the family household:
    - Fire wood chopping
    - Gardening
    - House duties (which can involve some cleaning)
    - Building/maintenance
    - Farm activities
    - Landscaping
    - Help with cooking/preparing meals
    - Some help watching, playing or reading a book to our daughter

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Either your own room with double bed or a private sleepout with a great sea view.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is easier if you have your own vehicle so you can be free on your days off to explore the region. However if you don't have your own vehicle we can arrange for you to come out our way on the mail van on certain days of the week.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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





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