Help out with gardening and with building projects at our place in a 100 acre forest in Riverhead, Auckland


New Zealand

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    Kia Ora from New Zealand!

    We are a relaxed family of six who live in a 100 acre forest in Riverhead, Auckland. Our family consists of Kate and David and our four daughters (two of whom are grown with one living in Auckland city and the other touring Europe doing workaway, the younger two are 15yrs and 18yrs old). Currently we are busy with building our home on our private and quiet piece of paradise, running a business, and managing our farm as organically as we can. Since we are in the process of building our dream home the house is still a work in progress! (we are closed in and water tight with limited services running.. and just about to begin gibbing and painting internal walls.) We live relatively comfortably right on the building site along with two cute little dogs, two talkative cat, and plenty of farm animals ( chickens, ducks, and rabbits which we raise to feed ourselves).

    We are looking for couples or individuals who are able to help out with gardening and with some building projects. In exchange we can provide accommodation and meals which are often straight from the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - organic gardening

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    - Building projects around our home
    - Gardening in the orchard
    - Help with feeding animals
    - help with felling trees and chopping firewood
    -building chicken and rabbit hutches

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    - Caravan with a double bed
    - Plenty of space for tenting in the forest if you prefer the privacy
    - bedrooms in the house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 45 minutes out of central city Auckland, and it is a 15 minute drive to a bus stop from our home. We will be more than happy to drop you to the bus.

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    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. We are happy to negotiate to work around your travel plans and sightseeing (for example, you would be able to commit to three full days of work followed by four days of self directed travel)

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Host ref number: 922484271667