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Area (ha): 59Ha /146 Acres
Persons: 1
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 55340
Region: Waikato

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Last Updated: August 24, 2017

We (50+ couple of Dutch origin) could do with some help with tidying our property (house, grounds and farm) over the next few weeks and are looking for a person with skills in gardening, sorting, tidying and organizing, cleaning and DIY skills.

We are looking for a solo capable and independent helper who enjoys both indoor and outdoor work.

Preference goes to an energetic individual who will make themselves at home and is happy to be ‘part of the family’, who can occupy themselves and just go about their own plans. Someone who feels comfortable about doing what needs doing around the place without much direction and who is confident with general maintenance type of work and tools and doesn’t mind getting dirty hands.

Jobs included may be housework, cleaning, tidying and sorting several spaces, painting, water blasting, gardening (lawn mowing, weeding etc), trimming trees, small repair jobs and cooking. You may work alone or with us.

We have travelled ourselves and enjoy conversations and learning about different cultures.

No more then 3-4 hrs of your time a day will be asked for and it is important to us that you are keen to learn about the NZ culture and language and explore our area too.

In return for your help we offer a bedroom in our house and shared use of all facilities (no pay)and all meals are included. We have an old dog and a cat that live in the house with us, so you will have to be happy with that. We also have 2 sheep, chickens and 140 dairy cows on our small (non organic) dairy farm. While this is not a farm position you will have the chance to experience and share in our rural lifestyle and farm.


We prefer an initial short stay (1-2 weeks) with the option of extending should we all feel good about that once we know each other.

Our location is central (within 1 hr drive) to many places of interest, including e.g Hobbitton, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton and 2 hrs from Whakapapa Ski fields and Tongariro Crossing in the National park.

Our interests and keywords are; Farming, Gardening, Reading, Cooking/ preserving/ Baking, Travel, DIY, Homeopathy (Esther is a Homeopath), Crafts, Fibre craft (spinning, dyeing, knitting), Board games.

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