Help out with our alpacas, land, house and garden at a small lifestyle block in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

  • Nouvelle-Zélande
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  • Description


    We are a family of four who run a boutique alpaca stud in the Western Bay of Plenty. We are about 30 minutes drive from Tauranga and the beautiful beaches at Mount Maunganui and Waihi Beach. Our house is high in the Kaimais nestled against the bush line, with fabulous views of the sea and easy access to bush walks. As well as the alpacas, we have two dogs and two cats.

    We both work, one as an engineer and one running a copywriting business from home. We were English Language teachers in the past so happy to help anyone looking to practice their English! Our two children will also talk the hind legs off a donkey, so heaps of opportunity to pick up a Kiwi accent :)

    Our days are busy, the house is "slightly" chaotic but we love having people stay and to share this beautiful part of New Zealand with our guests!

    You will have a wing of the house that that has its own large bathroom. The bedroom offers a 55" TV, wifi and a king size bed.

    We have slowly been renovating our property for the last ten years, and are in the midst of a concerted push to landscape the garden and do up the sheds. There's heaps of little jobs that need doing around the house too and obsessive cleaners are also welcome! Then there are the animals - 20+ alpacas and 2 dogs. You may be required to feed out the alpacas, can do some halter training if you want, and playing with dogs.

    There will be some cooking (or defrosting if you aren't into cooking!) on occasion as the girls have a busy sporting schedule but mainly we sit down as a family for meals.

    Must be over the age of 22, have own vehicle, like big bouncy dogs. Suits couples/two friends as we have a few two-person jobs. Strictly no smoking.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Anything and everything about alpacas, farming generally, English Language, NZ flora and fauna, Bay of Plenty and what life is like with two kids, two dogs and a cat... :)

  • Aide


    Animals: feeding alpacas, halter training alpacas (we'll show you how!), entertaining the dogs

    Gardening: clearing, weeding, planting, laying mulch

    Painting the deck

    Shed: water blasting and painting the exterior.

    Inside: washing the walls, painting, cleaning out cupboards, odd jobs

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Wing of the house with king size bed, TV, wifi and sole use of the bathroom next door. Access to all amenities in the house.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Volunteers will require a vehicle as there is no public transport.

    With a vehicle there is access to heaps of outdoor activities - surfing, bush walking, mountain biking. Mount Maunganui is 30 mins away for beach walks, cafes and shops. We are also 1hr 15 from Rotorua, 1hr 30 from Whakatane and 1hr from Hobbiton. One of the national cycle trails is also only an hour away.

    We are a non-smoking house.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Huge drive so heaps of space

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 939221837234

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