Organic farming near the Mountain town of Methven, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We are a small 5 acre farm just 10 km out of the Mountain town of Methven,
    Focusing on organics and sustainable farming practices we are developing our farm to become as great of a resource for our family as possible, for this we try and produce as much of our own food as we can through the running of a variety of animals including our little calf, 2 House pigs with piglets, 10 sheep and chickens.
    We run these for meat and also as our fertilizer rotation through our 2 acres of orchard and little market garden.
    We preserve a lot of what we grow to help us through off season and produce juice from our apples and vegetables..

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We would like to invite you to be part of our daily life running a small scale organic farm focusing on producing for us rather then just income, help assess challenges and come up with clever solutions.

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  • Help


    We are looking for travelers who are enthusiastic about this sort of small scale intensive sustainable farming, who are happy to be part of the development of the property and general daily maintenance.

    We are asking for 4 hours of help a day ...The help which needs to be done will be varied between feeding and care of animals, Garden weeding and planting, firewood splitting and stacking and generally a bit of everything that is required to keep a small family farm charging along!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    For your hard work we have a room in our family home for you and dinner will be supplied...
    We are a family of 4, Both Sarah and I (Mosi) have 2 social little boys (Asher 10 and Flint 7) so you would need to be ok sharing a space with children who will be itching to get to know you !

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area here is very beautiful hosting many sunny days in both summer and winter.
    We are not far from Mt Hutt and Rakaia gorge which have some great Bush walks and mountain Biking! while Methven township is super friendly with some great cafes and amenities.
    It would be beneficial to have your own transport as we are 10 km out of Methven and there is no public transport system.
    We are a non smoking household so for any smokers we just ask that you respect that when on the property and keep it out of the house.

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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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 972231479357