Help around our home and with horses near Nelson, New Zealand


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    It is just me and my husband, Richard, 6 dogs, 8 horses, and 2000 sheep. We run a horse trekking business and require help to run our home. Tasks will include, meal planning, cooking for ourselves, shopping, answering the phones, cleaning and updating our social media profiles. EXperienced horse riders can also help with getting horses ready and riding out to help on treks .

    We are on a large sheep station remotely located in the beautiful Baton Valley not far from Nelson, South Island, NZ. If you do not have your own transport we would be happy to collect you from the Nelson area.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an original sheep farm with the chance for visitors to experience the Kiwi culture first hand. We have plenty of sheep shearing to be done so workawayers can get involved, there may also be opportunities to help with the horses and treks on occasions. Richard is a bush poet so many evenings may also be spent around the camp fire .

  • Help


    We are keen to find helpers who can run our home and prepare meals for both us and themselves. Help will also include answering the phone and taking bookings for the horse treks (so good English skills are essential), shopping and uploading pictures and updates to our social media updates.experience horse people can help with the horses and ride on treks

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We have two types of accommodation available for our volunteers, a room available in our home or a cozy room in a wooden outhouse, complete with outdoor shower and toilet and great views of the mountains in the valley.
    3 meals per day are also included for each volunteer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If volunteers have a full international driving licence, we have use of a car for days off and shopping, or visiting local sites such as Abel Tasman national park .
    We require all volunteers to have a valid working holiday visa.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 918175521113