Come and enjoy quiet small town lifestyle with lots of walks and beautiful views of the countryside in south canterbury, Waimate New Zealand


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    Kia Ora and welcome to the Clavey family, we are Dad, mum and 2 school age boys, originally from the UK, come to New Zealand 4 years ago, looking for help around our busy lifestyle block helping with children and a few animals we keep such as chickens, turkeys, Muscovy ducks, sheep, pigs a horse and 2 black Lab dogs.
    We do our own meat products and teach about the cuts of animals and how to make sausages.
    We live in a quiet village with lots of walks and cycle ways with beautiful views of the countryside, seeking help with gardening and some decorating.
    Beautiful beaches only 40 minute drive with great shopping and and parks with local seals and penguin sanctuary.
    We enjoy cooking and entertaining outdoors.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Animal welfare and meat processing from paddock to table.
    We live in a farming community with lots of different places of worship from christian to catholic, we are not religious but respect those that are.

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would like some help with garden maintenance and decorating in general in a most beautiful, peaceful area, very laid back.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Large 4 bed 2 bath farmhouse set in a rural location but 5 mins from our small town.
    Meals provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is horse trekking in the area and we can provide a vehicle if needed, public transport is limited, hunting, fishing, and great beaches with in 40 mins.
    We have a pebble beach that we use for fishing and lakes are 30 mins with good fishing when the season is right.
    Would be suited to outdoor people.

  • 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: 896291627292