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North Canterbury
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 500
Persons: 1/2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 22321
Region: North Canterbury

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Last Updated: June 3, 2020

we are looking for motivated helpers, especially who like outdoors and want to learn some farm things.... Helpers must be flexible also..
We are a well travelled family used to International visitors. We have a beautiful sheep and beef farm which we work full time. We have flat, rolling .and hilly country with mountain and sea views. We farm two properties and there is always plenty to do! We also have several quality horses used for competitions and hunting. For a keen person there will be many opportunities to ride,if they are up to it. There is not time to teach people to ride as we are a very busy family, so please do NOT think you can learn to ride here.The riding is generally not included as `work`, rather a privilege. Riding around our beautiful hill farm is regularly available for the right riders. We take the horses to the beach sometimes also,for experienced riders which is a special spot.
General help with the horses,feeding and paddock maintenance..Gardening farm or housework and cooking. We welcome people who love to cook! No two days are the same! Some days may be full days work and then a free day or more to relax or look around the area. We encourage people to have a break and go and explore.The main thing is to be willing, adaptable, enthusiastic and keen to turn your hand to anything! Own transport is definitely an advantage but not essential.
We have 3 children,aged 20, 23 and 26.one is at university and two are working. Our children are occasionally home at weekends. Our youngest is working on our farm.
We are close(1-1.5 hours) to jet boating, fishing rivers, Kaikoura, Hamner Springs and some ski fields. We live on state highway 1 with a daily bus to Christchurch (an hour and a half south from here).
We are 9kms from a small town Cheviot which has all essential services. There are many opportunities to see the surrounding area.Cheviot beach, Gore Bay is well known for surfing. Surf lessons are available from a local instructor.
We are flexible with work hours etc but usually 5 hours help a day is expected,in return for good food and accommodation. There are lots of things for visitors to do in this area.
We offer clean comfortable warm accommodation. We are hospitable and friendly. We prefer non smokers and if you like to drink alcohol please bring YOUR OWN. Good outdoor footwear is ESSENTIAL. Being trustworthy is very important!
We welcome hearing of your plans?! please do not message us by SMS but rather by email first, with your Help X profile. we do require character references.we prefer travellers over 20 years.

reviews (26)
Helper: Yolande Boyer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 31, 2020
I spent three weeks here and it was amazing ! The place is beautiful, with so... view complete review

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Helper: Victoire and Valentine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 20, 2020
We spend an amazing time at David and Olivia. They are very nice host. The pl... view complete review

Helper: Nyra Parmentier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: November 29, 2019
I had a short but wonderful time! They are incredible and very pleasant to be... view complete review

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Helper: Yaël Goots Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: August 20, 2018
I spent about two wonderful months at Waddy's family. I've been lucky to find... view complete review

Helper: Mégane Lemaire Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 29, 2017
What's an amazing place to stay! I could not expect better for my first woofi... view complete review

Helper: Jennifer Kaninke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: December 28, 2017
I've spent over two months at Olivia's place and I've experienced so many won... view complete review

Helper: Mathilde Spriet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 17, 2017
Hi there, I spent a month with Olivia, David and all the animals and felt li... view complete review

Helper: Charlotte Weidmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 3, 2017
I stayed with Olivia and David for 2 weeks in their beautiful hilly farm ! Y... view complete review

Helper: Manon Lejeune Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 26, 2017
What a wonderful time I've spent at Milburn farm. Olivia and David have a b... view complete review

Helper: Luc and Marguerite Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 14, 2016
The Milburn farm was from far our best HelpX. We stayed there 1 month. You... view complete review

Helper: Sari and Nici Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: June 13, 2016
We spent a week at Olivias and Davids place. Our week was amazing! Horses the... view complete review

Helper: Jez Dyer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 18, 2016
I spent a week at Milburn Farm and had some great experiences. David taught m... view complete review

Helper: Carola Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 2, 2015
...don't know where to start! I stayed two weeks on the fabulous Milburn F... view complete review

Helper: Svetlana and Wendy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 26, 2015
Hello everyone ! We stayed twice 10days with Olly and David. We arrived th... view complete review

Helper: Sonja and Sebastian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 10, 2015
We had a unforgettable time with Olivia and David. Unfortunately to short, ca... view complete review

Helper: Natasha and Christopher Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 26, 2015
Chris and I had a great 3 week stay with David and Olly. I was really keen to... view complete review

Helper: Begoña and Nico Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 13, 2015
SOOO GREAT! SOOO MUCH FUN! SOOO AWESOME MOMENTS AND ADVENTURES WE HAD! There ... view complete review

Helper: Stefan and Olivia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: January 19, 2015
We stayed at this farm for ten days, including christmas. We had a very good ... view complete review

Helper: Samantha Juber Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 27, 2014
Olivia and David are great hosts and I really enjoyed meeting them and their ... view complete review

Helper: Cuicui CHEN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 21, 2014
I would never forget hostess Olivia and those horses.because of meeting Olivi... view complete review

Helper: Ursula Rupp Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 18, 2014
I won't write much because I would still sit here tomorrow writing about all ... view complete review

Helper: Mary Craney Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 10, 2014
Brilliant time, great start to NZ. Thank you to all your family. Every ones ... view complete review

Helper: Shaina Oberlender Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 4, 2013
Ollie and David, I had such a great time staying with you and your famil... view complete review

Helper: Lingkun and Ludovic Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: September 27, 2013
thank you Olivia and David, gave us this wonderful experience in your beauti... view complete review

Helper: Tina and Grace Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: September 20, 2013
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks with Olivia, David, their cats and dog and horse... view complete review

Helper: Thibault CABE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: July 28, 2013
I spend a really nice time in this family, David and Olivia were very attenti... view complete review

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