Small Lifestyle Block looking for help with ponies and around the farm in Auckland, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hi We are a family of 3 living on a lifestyle block in Auckland. We have many different animals Alpaca's, horses, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, dogs, cats. We have a very busy lifestyle.
    We live next to the forest, so there is the opportunity to go hiking in the forest or mountain biking (sorry we don't have one).
    We are also close to Orewa Beach and Albany, where there is a good bus service into the city.
    On weekend we are generally out at riding lessons or shows or giving riding lessons.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I will teach you how to look after all our animals, including the horses. What to feed them, how to deal with illnesses, etc. As well we will help you with your English. In addition we will help teach you to cook, at certain times of year I make, preserves, jams, etc. and am happy to show you how to do this. We are about 25 minutes from the city and are happy to drop you to the bus station so you can easily get to town on the weekends. If you have your own car there is plenty of parking. Your room is on the sunny side of the house, has a queen size bed and wardrobe. It is private and has access to the deck.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone to help us around the farm. We need help with gardening, mucking out, feeding animals, cooking the occasional meal - usually a Tuesday when I have lots of meetings. I may also want a small amount of house work done each week. However the majority of the work will be outside.
    Once your jobs are done the rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare room that will be yours with access to a shared bathroom (there are two bathrooms). With meals we would expect you to prepare dinner occassionally (usually a Tuesday).
    Breakfast is normally cereal or toast or eggs. Lunch you can make yourself. Examples of dinners are burgers, pizza, pasta, Sausages, Thai, etc. Whatever I feel like making.
    Our house has 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is situated on a 5 acre block of land where we have our many animals. It is a lovely peaceful location.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Unfortunately we are not close to any bus routes, however if you have a car you will be able to get around easily. If you do not have a car we will happily drop you to the bus station on the weekend and pick you up. We are close to the forest for walks and are an easy drive to Orewa Beach. We have lots of trees so lots of birds. It is a quiet area.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space to park most sized motor homes. We can provide access to a bathroom if it is not self contained.

  • 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 (normally a lot less)

Host ref number: 917854376172