General help on farm and in gardens in Marlborough, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We have a 2000 hectare high country farm with 5000 merino sheep and angus beef cattle.
    During the summer we operate a 3 day unguided walk on our farm
    We enjoy planting trees and grow a lot of our own food.
    We have 8 working farm dogs and a pet border collie.
    Our farm work keeps us very busy but we enjoy sharing our lives with others who are interested to learn about living in a rural environment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Workaway would learn about high country farming in NZ , merino sheep, and our wool which is used to make Icebreaker clothing.
    Also about living in the country, working in a vegetable garden and our tourism operation.
    We are passionate about caring for our special environment and have won The Marlborough Rural Environment Awards and 2016 Marlborough Sheep and Beef Farmer of the Year.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We would like help in our two vegetable and flower gardens (weeding , cutting back etc) and with mowing lawns.
    Help also with meal preparation and cleaning if applicable and washing windows
    Stacking firewood and collecting pinecones for the fire.
    Being part of simple farm jobs would be an option if Workaway was interested

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Workaways would either live in the house with us or in a well appointed farm cottage (used also by tourists on the track)
    Meals will be provided and eaten with the family at the homestead, but Workaway may be asked to prepare own breakfast. All food will be provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is a one hour drive from Blenheim which has a population of 31000.
    Marlborough is a region famous for its sauvignon blanc wine and sunshine.
    There is plenty of opportunity for walking or biking on the farm, it is a beautiful peaceful location.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

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Host ref number: 894658262779