Helping upkeep our house and grounds in Waikato and Raglan, New Zealand.


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    My husband and I own a medium sized sheep and beef property, set in a stunning location 1hr 20mins from Auckland, 55 mins north west of Hamilton and only 45mins north of Raglan - a surfing town known for having one of the best left hand breaks in the world. We also have a beach house in Raglan which requires some work and can be a base for woofers also.

    Our farm property has a pool, tennis court and an outdoor pizza oven. We love hosting friends and good food.

    We have leased out our farm to the neighbours and sold our adventure business. However we are still able to take you out into the caves, a ride on the 200m flying fox and a walk through the natural forest.

    We have three grown up children who live in/around Auckland and overseas, three grandchildren and not to mention our two farm dogs and our spoiled little Ruby: our fox terrier dog.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    It would provide a genuine rural New Zealand experience within a lovely and supportive community in which we are very active. The work is varied across the properties meaning no two days would be the same.

  • Help


    We have owned the property for 40 years and whilst we now lease the farm itself to a neighbour, and sold the adventure business there is still a big garden to maintain as does the farm house we live in.

    The work is varied across the farmhouse and our beach house in Raglan i.e. gardening, general house upkeep, maybe some painting, and general cleaning, mowing lawns , pool cleaning etc.


  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a three bedroom home with two bathrooms, as the four bedroom beach house in Raglan.

    We are planning to convert one of our sheds around the farmhouse to a guest house. So that would also be one of the jobs we could use a hand with.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I (Rosie) used to be a chef and lodge manager. I run a couple of my own businesses, mainly in the interior design area and fashion.
    Simon enjoys hunting, fishing, the outdoors.
    If you have a full licence and are over 25 years old we have a car that can be used, but this has to be ok'd prior with Simon and Rosie.

  • 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

    4 - 5 hours.

Host ref number: 939951783897