Come and join our family in New Zealand.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello

    We are a family of four with a and have a large extended family in the local community so if you would like a taste of New Zealand family life we would love to have you.
    We live on a farm growing predominately wheat and maize but we also have some grazing livestock and a poodle.
    I run a small shop and design business and have way, way more ideas than time to complete them all so I would love someone to help with the garden and some housework or childcare but we have had many people who love to come and get creative in the shop also...
    We are located in beautiful Opiki about 20km from Palmerston North(15-20 minutes).
    Opiki is less than 2 hours from Wellington and in close proximity to beaches, walk and cycle ways and many other of New Zealand's exciting recreational areas.

    We are happy to pick you up from Palmerston North if you don't have your own transport.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can offer sewing lessons

  • Help

    Help

    We have a small house on our farm and we are now taming the large gardens on the site. We have hundreds of beautiful specimen camellia and magnolia trees from around the world but they we all overgrown so someone with a passion for gardening, pruning and landscaping would love it here.
    We have a wide variety of tasks we would appreciate help with so we have plenty of tasks to excite your passion.
    Tasks may also include some babysitting, cooking, cleaning or caring for animals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a lovely warm lined and insulated garage attached to the house that we have set up as a guest room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a non smoking family so ask visitors not to smoke in the house or around our children.
    If you have special dietary requirements please let us know when contacting us- although this is not a problem but it helps to know in advance

  • 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

    3 hours per day

try your hand at a spot of dress making- yes we give lessons if you like
yes we welcome french chefs staying with us!!! hint hint
fabulous Workawayers doing a spot of beautifying at the shop
Workaway cooking a specialty dish from their region ( anything cooked by someone else is my favourite dish)
walking the Manawatu Gorge track
Apiti Windfarm
some early morning baking with our workaway Eizabeth
more inflatable world fun
try your hand at a bit of modelling for our shop?? only if you want to of course
tractor driving
The morning meeting to discuss work/leisure activities
workaway guests fitting in with the family
The newly reorganized guest accommodation
The newly reorganized guest accommodation
amazing workaway guests doing a spot of redecorating at work.
Historic local bridge. Photo care of Palmerston North City Council
Visit the local windfarm





























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