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Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Education
  • Last Updated
    Mar 2, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 2, 2024
  • Rating
    (10)
  • All Year Round
    10 months from mid-Feb till mid-Dec
  • Accommodates
    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Nov 12, 2019

Overview: We are a Tibetan Buddhist Centre that welcomes HelpX volunteers interested in learning more about meditation, Buddhism and the spiritual life. Jobs are mainly cleaning, gardening and grounds work. We offer accommodation usually in our dorm and free attendance at regular classes & meditations. Volunteers are responsible for their own food - but are welcome to also use the veggies in the veggie garden (seasonal). We are a Registered Charitable Trust and rely on volunteers and donations. We do not have a large budget and are unable to provide food money to short-term volunteers. This is really a place for those that wish to learn more about Buddhism, live in our community and offer service for a short period (1 - 3 weeks). Living at a Buddhist Centre we ask you to respect the Lay Buddhist Precepts during your stay (ex. no killing, no lying, no stealing, no taking intoxicants, etc.) and be respectful of Centre residents. 4 good hours of work per day, 2 days off per week. Lengt...

Welbourn, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Mar 2, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 2, 2024
  • Rating
    (5)
  • All Year Round
    yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Apr 17, 2023

**UPDATE 2 March" We are looking for a few days help ideally within the next 2 weeks. Hi, we welcome you to our house by a stream in New Plymouth. We are in a sheltered spot with a large garden from where there is a nice walk down the stream to the sea. (After heavy rain Andy can kayak from the garden to the sea). We moved to New Zealand from the UK 12 years ago, initially for a 2-3 year "taster" but we love New Plymouth so much we decided to call it home. It's paradise for us! We love it because of all the easy to get to natural attractions such as the mountain, beaches, surf & walks which suit an adventurous outdoor lifestyle. Our kids have enjoyed all this and are now away at university so there's 2 single rooms (or can be 1 double). Meals together with HelpXers are nice and there's the option of card games or spa pool (jacuzzi) after dinner. Eleanor does some volunteering and loves to cook and share her recipes. Andy bikes to town where he works as an engineer and in his spare time...

Milburn, Milton, Otago, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Animals
  • Last Updated
    Mar 1, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 1, 2024
  • Rating
    (51)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Jan 4, 2015

Small Farm Animal Sanctuary, 50 KM South of Dunedin, 6km away from Milton. There are pigs, horses, sheep, chickens, turkeys, dogs. Also a large garden, a few paddocks, all surrounded by farmlands. Very rural NZ Large original Victorian farmhouse and grounds. For winter we have a good fire and we provide extra warm things for you when you in TV room or bedrooms. Beds have electric blankets. Please do not expect to be able to run heaters all the time. If winter be prepared with warm clothes, we are in the South of NZ! We both work full time and need people to be here for animals throughout the day. If you say you want to come because you love animals, please be genuine about it. Also, we look for the skills we need for current projects. Please mention specific skills you have in the request email. Most wanted features on your profile- own transport, experience/skill in something, self-motivated and enthusiastic, references ideally. Only offering 5 day stays now as work rate of most wane...

Springfield, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Mar 1, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 1, 2024
  • Rating
    (3)
  • All Year Round
    summer only
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Nov 29, 2017

Come experience the stunning views of Te Mata overlooking Whangarei Harbour and Bream Bay. We are looking for helpX volunteers for one or more weeks in exchange for accommodation in a spacious room in the main house, 3 delicious meals a day, and, of course, a great time. Alcohol is available at cost. If we click, long-term stays (until late May 2024) are preferred, just like several of our previous helpers who stayed with us for more than five months! The vacancy is available now. Our 12-hectare lifestyle block is located 20 minutes/km south of Whangarei (15 minutes by car to Bream Bay sandy beaches). It's an oasis of 50% native bush, rest paddocks and subtropical orchards: 60% bananas and a canopy of schizolobium, cherimoyas, papayas, mango, feijoa, and temperate fruits. Not to forget the SACRED GROVE where we worship our devoted 🕉️Religion here: Rave till sunrise PLUR Congregations🥳. If you're arriving by public transport, we can arrange a pickup in Whangarei. However, having you...

Tikorangi, North of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Homestay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Mar 1, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 2, 2024
  • Rating
    (49)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Dec 8, 2013

KIA ORA / GREETINGS. ... yes, I can host helpers - from the 11th March - people must be members of Helpx. I do not accept people who are not Helpx members. I am looking for a helper or two to help with maintaining the property. There is a scaffold frame on part of the big building - so its all work safe. so, there is outside work on the building, painting : undercoating and top coat . and Lots of gardening to help with, as summer is here. AND some I. T. experience would be good. also help tidy up at the Waitara community recycling shop - The Waitara Project, which i am part of the volunteers .. and help pick up donated goods. I work every Saturday morning at the shop and sometimes a Friday. The shop is currently closed over the holiday period and re opens 10th January 2024. If you are traveling by public transport, wear a Mask. I am double vaccinated plus the booster. If you are unwell please do not come. text me or e-mail me with your profile. Let me know if y...

CBD, Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Homestay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 29, 2024
  • Last Login
    Feb 29, 2024
  • Rating
    (9)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Nov 1, 2022

Hi, my name is Marianne. I live on a classic New Zealand "tree quarter acre section" on a north facing (all day sun) hobbit hill, looking down to Oamaru and from my kitchen window or climbing up the jungle hill behind the cottage, you can see the sea and watch the sunrise. A 10 minute stroll down Eden Street gets you either to the CBD or to the shoreline. After five years of absence house and gardens have been badly damaged physically and spiritually. In the effort to restore the above, I re-discovered my senses of smell, taste, touch and hearing being fully present again, which, applied to the restoration task at hand leads to all sorts of quirky manifestations of visible and touchable things. In my role as your host, I am fully committed to provide three basic meals per day, to be fully there when our agreed upon four hours of work start and to offer you some nice and clean room to stay. With my double bed guest room created to a comfortable Kiwi standard and a renovated lounge fit ...

Morere, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 29, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 1, 2024
  • Rating
    (26)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Mar 20, 2015

Hi, This is a small farm property (sheep, ducks, a cat and orchard) just of state highway 2 within walking distance of Morere hot springs reserve and about 20 minutes drive to the beaches of the mahia peninsula. The bus between wellington and Gisborne stops here twice a day walking distance from Possum bend. Helpers work about 4 hours a day.At the moment, I have some gardening and housework to do. Also, if you like cooking, i enjoy trying new recipes/meals etc (This is not a commercial property so, generally, surfing takes priority over working if the surf is good). I prefer easy going people with a good sense of humour who are adventurous. I especially enjoy meeting people who have traveled or come from places I have not visited and hearing about their experiences. Morere is a quiet spot so may not be suitable for a young person who likes a lot of company their own age. I also have neighbours, a really nice couple in their thirties, with a property very similar to mine who can u...

Paihia, Far North, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Homestay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 27, 2024
  • Last Login
    Feb 27, 2024
  • Rating
    (57)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Feb 20, 2011

I look forward to welcoming fellow travellers. Last year I was a HelpXer myself in Europe. Now I am back at my home by the sea and looking for support with my home and garden. Helpers enjoy the location and the sea views, as well as the 2 minute walk down through the garden to a sandy beach for a swim. A short beach walk (or 2 min drive) takes you to Paihia wharf, shops, cafes and the Russell ferry, while a 1 hr coastal walk leads to the port of Opua. Intercity buses arrive in Paihia - just a few minutes away - pick up no problem. Come for 4-5 days or longer. I offer your own comfortable room, unlimited WiFi, and breakfast, lunch and dinner in return for 4 hours work a day (or do longer days with more hours then take full days off for sightseeing). After six days, your seventh day is free for you to enjoy. I'm a passionate advocate for a nonviolent lifestyle. I attempt (not always successfully) to live zero waste, eat plant-based foods and connect with all people in a judgem...

Anakiwa, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Hospitality
  • Last Updated
    Feb 27, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 2, 2024
  • Rating
    (57)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Jun 3, 2010

Hi there! We have a large modern house 70m from the beach in Anakiwa and 30 mins by road from Picton. There are kayaks here, excellent bush walks and a beautiful relaxed seaside environment. Our kiwi family regularly hosts young volunteers (wwoofers/helpers/interns) from our international visitors. You are treated like a member of our family, you live within our private household, share your background and experience our daily life in New Zealand. As with family members, there are no formal contracts or payment, your input is fully voluntary and you are free to depart at any time. Volunteers normally help out for 3-4 hrs per day with the afternoons/evenings free to relax. Tasks are typically gardening, house cleaning, laundry, helping with meals (vegetarians welcome, but sorry we are not vegetarian!) and generally assisting around the property with misc tasks that suit your talents. You will get involved in our daily family life, boat trips, shopping trips, maybe some baking, ...

Barry's Bay, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Backpacker Hostel
  • Last Updated
    Feb 27, 2024
  • Last Login
    Feb 27, 2024
  • Rating
    (3)
  • All Year Round
    No
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Jul 24, 2015

Hi, we are living in a Beautiful Cottage at Barrys Bay right at the end of the Akaroa Harbour, accommodation is a 5 bedroom villa. Great garden with flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees. We are a small boutique backpackers which creates a great personal atmosphere. We are looking for an enthusiastic person - or couple - to help us. Three hours each day as a volunteer. We have on site accommodation, internet and laundry. The work is help in the garden and some maintenance. Plenty of possibilities to explore the Banks Peninsula. If you can stay for a period of approximately 4 weeks phone or email now. We close for winter from just after Easter till November.

Amberley, North Canterbury, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Farmstay
  • Last Updated
    Feb 25, 2024
  • Last Login
    Feb 25, 2024
  • Rating
    (44)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Jan 9, 2012

Hi there 🙂 ***We are looking for 1-2 people to join us between the 12th-19th of April If you'd like to stay with us during these dates, please message us 🙂*** We are, Deb and Mark, Noah (20yrs) and 14 year old Grace. We also have another young adult son (Caleb 22yrs) who no longer lives here, but pops in regularly. Mark is a production manager at Air New Zealand and I home school Grace (formally a mental health nurse and volunteer coordinator for the local food bank). We live on 20 acres of land with cows, sheep, chickens, a rabbit, a budgie, two cats (Squeak and Sophie) Wilson the dog and three horses called Kalia, Frosty, and Jed. Accommodation is in your own warm and cosy cabin with toilet (just a few metres from the house) Lots of lovely walks nearby. All meals provided (healthy, tasty and nutritious) and in exchange, we'd like some help with some gardening and perhaps a bit of painting and cleaning (4 hours per day, and the day off on Sundays 🙂) The town centre has a li...

Rai Valley, Nelson, Marlborough, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 25, 2024
  • Last Login
    Feb 26, 2024
  • Rating
    (1)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Apr 9, 2019

Our farm is in a remote and magical scenic area of the outer Marlborough Sounds. We have a number of cattle and their calves, hens, our dog Trixie, our cat Elmo, 2 friendly pet sheep, Ivan and Mavis. There are always interesting things that need attending to on the farm and in our vegetable garden. We have many areas of garden and regenerating native bush. Plenty of variety on the projects. We have good beaches and nice walks. Your own transport is the easiest or there is a passenger service from Rai Valley Village. Check out our website if you need public transport. https://cairnhill.nz/read-this.shtml and you can email us anytime for help. GENERAL INFORMATION We grow most of our own vegetables. We make compost and use animal manures as fertilisers. With winter we action a great progressive project to plant and regenerate areas with hundreds of native trees. Creating windbreaks, animal shelter, and native bird habitat. Come and join in on a creative and rewarding project. We ...

Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Community
  • Last Updated
    Feb 24, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 1, 2024
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    (53)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Apr 5, 2012

Creative, capable and environmentally conscious people are welcome here :- a large suburban house and garden , accommodation, makers space, community garden, venue for learning and also my family home. EVERYTHING here is upcycled, re-created, restored or repaired.This is what we do here and i aim to share this with the local community more in 2024. Workshops on subjects such as Circular Design, Fermenting ,Preserving. composting, and Zero Waste Living run regularly. I'm also an Occupational Therapist and use the property as a resource for working with clients . I've hosted here for 15 years this place has been created with the help of many hands and skills We love Tiny Houses, sustainable living, upcycling and growing food. You can enjoy bean bags, hammocks, chickens, glow worms, yummy home grown food, a welcoming community and a darling Ginger Cat! Located on the edge of the city, close to nature in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, just a few minutes drive from New L...

Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Farmstay
  • Last Updated
    Feb 24, 2024
  • Last Login
    Feb 25, 2024
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    (10)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Jan 5, 2019

Greetings, I am a hardworking kiwi farmer who has 2 farms in different parts of nz If you are self motivated, willing to learn, are able to contribute to a working environment and possibly teach me a few things along the way, then we will probably connect. we work 5 hours per day or 25 hours per week. Those or shorter than 7 day stays are required to work 5 hours per day eg a three day stay equals 15 hours wok. We farm sheep and cows, grow manuka trees for honey, bee keeping, cut firewood and are currently building a deer trap to farm and sell live deer. we are currently making compost ,growing vegetables, renovating an old house, painting and having fun.the renovation project is shown in the photos ,there is alot to do and learn with this project . We have about 200 sheep ,13 cows ,3 dogs and a cat it is a fun time if you love animals. We have a pet deer which was raised from the wild who is in love with my bearded huntaway dog ,they are inseparable.seeing is believing . A volun...

Karaka, Auckland, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Farmstay
  • Last Updated
    Feb 19, 2024
  • Last Login
    Feb 19, 2024
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    (1)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Oct 17, 2013

• Farm - 45 minutes drive from Auckland Central • We are looking for 2 volunteer helpers (up to 5 hours per day) Must be happy doing outdoor physical work like weeding, painting fences, general maintenance jobs, and if happy to, helping with the horses/feeding out etc. We race and breed thoroughbred race horses on 20 acres/8 hectares in Karaka 45 minutes from downtown Auckland, 25 minutes from AKL Airport and 15-20 minutes to the train station in Papakura. We always have things that need doing on the farm in addition to helping with the horses, and plenty of general maintenance like fence painting, tree trimming, water blasting (Kärcher) etc. We are able to offer 2 meals (lunch & Dinner) and accommodation in exchange for up 5 hours help per day/ 30 hours per week. Would suit two friends or couple to come and stay. We have a separate Cottage for you to stay in. Wifi in the cottage and at the house, and meals at the house. Our other helpx guests have enjoyed conversations ov...

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Boat
  • Last Updated
    Feb 19, 2024
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    Feb 24, 2024
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    (37)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 only
  • Joined
    Sep 28, 2015

.....NO TIME WASTERS PLEASE..... Read our feedback, you will be convinced!!! We have been involved with hosting HelpXers for over 14 years and this is our personal host profile. We are looking for a single person with the ability to create and edit content for our Vlog from your own perspective, for a duration of approximately two weeks. This will be your main objective while with us. You'll be visiting some of Northlands best sailing destinations and feasting on amazing food we prepare onboard. You will have your own private cabin onboard our 15m yacht and will be part of the everyday chores that go on with yacht life. We are a chilled couple with a sense of humour who enjoys a drink at the end of the day, only like minded people need apply. To see more about us you can view our FB page sailingkiwilogic Like so many volunteers who have already encountered, this will become an experience you will treasure! Come and live the dream!! *Please be aware if you accept a position and ...

Careys Bay, Otago, New Zealand  

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    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Feb 18, 2024
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    Feb 27, 2024
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    (8)
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    No
  • Accommodates
    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Dec 5, 2016

Hello!! ❤️ 🌱 🪴 🌲 ☀️ 🏝 Hola!! Couple or female single. We prefer 25+years but open to anyone who reads our profile and wants to stay. Looking for helpers from March 4th onwards. We are only accepting helpers with positive references thanks. We have a gorgeous home that overlooks kilometres of ocean view. We have so many dreams for this place! We are currently growing organic food, have chickens and have created beautiful spaces to enjoy the land. We still want to develop more of the garden, grow MORE food, re-build a sauna and an outside fire bath and plant a food forest. We love to use what skills you have so you enjoy what you're doing. We are more than happy to adapt work to meet your creativity and needs. We are Sarah from NZ and Matias from Uruguay in our 30s. We love food, socialising and being in nature. Matias is a chef by trade and Sarah is a life coach who also use to work in the outdoors. We like to think we're pretty interesting people! We've both traveled and v...

Whenuakite, Tairua, Coromandel, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Community (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 15, 2024
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    Feb 15, 2024
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    (2)
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    yes
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    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Aug 22, 2018

Kia Ora, We are looking for people to help us out in the kitchen working alongside our French chef for an upcoming four day retreat. You will be part of a service team helping with cooking and cleaning, and all meals will be prepared for you. In between retreats we provide basic vegetarian ingredients for you to cook for yourselves, we tidy up the centre and do various odd jobs on the land like gardening, maintenance, firewood, track clearing You will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the teachings offered, time to explore the nature sanctuary that is Te Moata. bush walks, waterfalls, gardens, and river swims. Beaches are close by and Tairua is a 12 mins drive.We are completely off-grid, relying mainly on sun for power, drinking water is pure and filtered from our beautiful Te Moata stream. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 2 weeks, please plan to arrive in between retreats we are hosting. Please go to our woofer/ volunteer page on our website and fill...

Woodhill, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay
  • Last Updated
    Feb 11, 2024
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    Feb 26, 2024
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    (6)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Jan 15, 2016

FARMSTAY on the edge of Auckland! Two JOB types: HELPERS - 2 weeks stay minimum, accomodation and food provided. One space available in FEBRUARY. Spaces from March. GROOM - PAID. 3 month stay minimum, accommodation and food provided. Horse experience an absolute MUST. WHO ARE WE? My name is Tara and my brother David Woolley owns a horse breeding farm 40 minutes from Auckland City centre. I live closer to town and go out there every day to work with my horses. A year ago I moved back to NZ after 32 years living, riding and competing in Europe. We always need help as I don't live there and David is currently having a house built on the property which takes up a lot of his time. We like positive, motivated travellers who enjoy life, are flexible, easy going and happy to give things a go. GROOM JOB Darkwood Farm is a Dressage Breeding Facility run by David. Two of his horses went to the World Equestrian Games in Denmark in 2022 and this year one of his horses will be at the Paris Ol...

Pataua North, Northland, New Zealand  

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    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Feb 9, 2024
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    Feb 27, 2024
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    (4)
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    Yes
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    1 or couple
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    Mar 19, 2023

We offer a self contained studio, with bathroom and kitchenette. We are over the road from a swimmable river, have kayaks. The beach is 7km away and we are 25km from the nearest town and shops. We grow a lot of our own fruit & veg and are environmentally conscious. Meals are pretty good here, generally home made. We're not vegetarian but go meat free at times or you can self cater if preferred. Derek makes a great flat white coffee! We are needing help with property maintenance- lawns and gardens mainly, but could use housecleaning help too, ie windows & paintwork cleaned. Our property is one acre. So, 3-4 hours/ day of work in exchange but negotiable depending on meal requirements. We are in our 60s, musicians and actively volunteer with environmental causes. A stay of 3 - 7 nights is ideal.

Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 5, 2024
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    Feb 28, 2024
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    (3)
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    Yes
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    up to 3 or more
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    Sep 4, 2018

We have a variety of facilities in our park-like gardens and Sustainable Living Centre. Our facility provides educational courses (We run the 10 week full time Sustainable Living Course with PDC certification, check out the website if you interested) and allotments. volunteers provide valuable support in various roles in return for which we will look after you with organic food, a variety of configurable accommodation options to suit, (your own vans or tents or Earthhouse), plus eco organic permaculture learning opportunities and support in maximizing your experience in our gorgeous rural paradise. GENERAL We are looking for people to help in various areas. Each person will assist us for 20 hours a week in exchange for basic food and accommodation. This is an opportunity to be a part of the future development of our Community Gardens and help build a Sustainable Living Centre and a range of initiatives for sustainable living. Come work with an enthusiastic, positive group of people d...

Kaiwaka, Northland, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay
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    Feb 4, 2024
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    Feb 29, 2024
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    No reviews
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    February
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    1 or 2
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    Jan 24, 2024

Kia Ora. My name is Priscilla. My hubby and I live on approx 100 acres on the beautiful Kaipara outside of Kaiwaka approximately 2 hrs drive from Auckland Craig is a plumber/drainlayer and I do local housekeeping and volunteer for St Johns Op Shop. We have 4 children and 9 grandchildren who live in Mangawhai and Dargaville areas. We have cows, horses, chickens, ducks, 2x dogs and 2x cats. I would love some help in the garden, planting, weeding, and general maintenance, plus cleaning out some sheds and.painting a batch down the beach. We have a self-contained unit behind the house that has toilet, shower, king bed and a couch/bed, tv with freeview, toaster, jug, microwave, board games, towels, sheets supplied. Down the beach there is a bach and toilets You can use kayaks, fishing rod, dingy in your free time. Day are negociable. Would prefer helper to stay for a week or 2.. Work eg. Monday to friday, weekend off or Tuesday to Saturday with Sunday, Monday off to go and explore. 6 hou...

Takamatua, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay
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    Jan 28, 2024
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    Feb 6, 2024
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    (39)
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    Yes
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    1 only
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    Feb 28, 2005

We are a few minutes drive or 40 minutes pleasant walk from Akaroa. We have a few sheep,horse, walnuts, chestnuts, pip and stone fruit, and large garden. volunteers help with garden and farmwork for 4 hours, for board and accommodation in family home The work is mostly outside and may include gardening, pruning, weeding, landscaping, fencing, shed tidying, and if wet inside work.Some of the work involves a high degree of fitness and strength.. Enthusiastic volunteers who like outdoor work welcome for at least a week Chainsaw experience a bonus Limited vacancies in February, March and April

Pahoia, Katikati / Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand  

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    Animals (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Jan 23, 2024
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    Feb 9, 2024
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    (15)
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    Yes
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    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Jul 26, 2012

We have a Rescue Farm on a lovely property by the beach in Pahoia (halfway between Katikati and Tauranga). We have a horse, a deer, a few turtles, a lot of ducks and birds. We have our first nesting TUI This is an ideal place to spend some time and use as a base for sightseeing in the Bay of Plenty, to learn about animals and natives plants, enjoy sea-view and sea activities like kayaking , renovate your Van … I'm looking for helpful volunteers who love to take care of animals and love native plants like as the happier you are the longer you’ll stay to help us : • Feeding the animals and cleaning their places • Releasing (weeding) around the natives • Painting • Woodworking • Gardening • Helping out in restoration of a native field for a public walk along the stop bank We require up to 4 hours of help per day in exchange for accommodation, free use of kayaks, paddle board, fishing net … PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOOD as it is not included, however we can give you eggs and you are we...

Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Jan 19, 2024
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    Feb 29, 2024
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    (19)
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    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Oct 12, 2014

We would like help in our house and garden and our guest cottage We have a small olive grove and small tea plantation.We pick olives in April . We can offer you a large sunny bed sit with an ensuite and separate entrance or a self contained cottage if this is not occupied .There is also ,the micro house for the summer amongst the bush and the birds. We are on a walkway to quiet Okoka Bay and we have a swimming pool on the property. . We are near to most facilities with bus at the top of lane. We have a beach house at Arran Bay at the isolated end of the island. We sometime need help here. Our property is on the round the island walkway.s Gordon is a retired civil engineer consultant. Janet is a retired interior designer and studied food and nutrition, and art history. She is a volunteer member of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. We are well travelled and interested in food, slowfood, art, architecture, landscape architecture and gardening. We like to preserve fruit tha...

Aro Valley, Wellington, New Zealand  

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    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Jan 18, 2024
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    Feb 26, 2024
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    (7)
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    Yes
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    2 only
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    May 3, 2017

Looking for couples or strong singles (one double bed) to do at least 4 hours work a day in exchange for board. Food is not provided. Practical, physically able people ESSENTIAL! Please do not apply for this HelpX if you are unable or unwilling to do hard yard work and heavy lifting. Current focused work: Landscaping/Gardening - this property is on a steep hill, you must be fit and prepared to dig and carry heavy things up and down, and use power tools. Other Tasks (as requested): keep the house clean and tidy, may include laundry and unloading the dishwasher (domestic chores 1hr max daily). Work hours fully negotiable depending on what travelling activities you’re keen to tick off in Wellington during your stay. Warm room and comfy double bed. Living area, Bathroom and Kitchen shared with one adult and lively twin boys (50:50). Prefer people who are social and proactive and keen to volunteer to help. Conversational English preferred. Length of stay negotiable, but we also Airb...

Whanganui, Wanganui, New Zealand  

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    Hospitality (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Jan 17, 2024
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    Jan 17, 2024
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    (10)
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    Yes
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    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Sep 21, 2014

HELP WANTED BETWEEN 25th JAN - 14th FEB PLEASE. Gardening and painting (min stay 4 days) We run a tourist accommodation business with a difference. We are situated on the banks of the Whanganui River, surrounded by the Whanganui National Park, however the only access to our property is via boat or, the more popular option, by aerial cable car (the flying fox). We are located 45km from Whanganui township with road access to the cable way via a beautiful scenic 45 min drive. Due to the rural location own transport is preferred as this will also enable you to explore the local area during time off. We have various accommodation options including camping, glamping and self contained cottages. We also provide catering for some guests. Our accommodation is unique in that it is all built from reclaimed materials and therefore is rustic and quirky! We are off-grid for everything except electricity and have no cell phone access although we do have internet available. We have large gardens an...

Western Heights, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Jan 12, 2024
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    Feb 23, 2024
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    (15)
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    Yes
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    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Dec 16, 2016

A large section in the suburbs with a small established native forest and a plethora of native birds and birdsong.  As you arrive it will look like you are in suburbia but the property backs onto a small forest which is peaceful and green!  There is a great forest walk close by. The train and mall are 20 mins walk away and the bus to the city stops at the top of the street. Piha is a short 20 min drive over the Waitakere Mountains. For those without a car - I can drop to the city or pick up around my working hours.  Three bedrooms, 85sqm with large wrap-around verandahs and beautiful views at tree-top height into the bush. More space downstairs. Very fast, unlimited wifi. Netflix, Spotify etc... the accommodation is a private bedroom with a double bed, big window, drawers etc (not shared with anyone else). There is also a single bedroom with a single bed, window, desk etc (also not shared). I'm the homeowner, no kids and have three cats and one small dog in case you may have allerg...

Kapiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand  

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    Community
  • Last Updated
    Jan 12, 2024
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    Feb 19, 2024
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    (18)
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    Yes
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    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Jun 7, 2015

This is a not-for-profit Christian camp and conference center situated on 60 acres in Waikanae Beach on the stunning Kapiti Coast. Nestled in a beautiful and tranquil setting bordering the Waikanae River and a short walk from the beach, we are 50 minutes drive north of the capital city Wellington. We host schools, churches, and community groups, and families providing accommodation, catering, and activities! We have a young community of volunteers all year round ranging from 18-35 years who choose to make this place their home. Typical voluntary help needed here will typically include, kitchen, cleaning, facility projects, and activities. The usual volunteer day is 8.30 am to 4 pm with 1 hr lunch (sometimes weekend shifts), Will always have at least 2 days off. We offer meals, accommodation, and internet for our volunteers in a fun, supportive environment! We are looking for people to help in various departments. Are you handy and love the outdoors? our maintenance team would love ...

Ngongotaha, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand  

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    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Jan 10, 2024
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    Feb 16, 2024
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    (2)
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    Yes
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    1 only
  • Joined
    Mar 6, 2014

Kia Ora, We are a family of 3. Rich is a chef, Helen is a nurse & our son is an 11 year old pirate. Our dog ‘T-Rex’ is a 6 year old Labrador. We have 2 Giant Flemish rabbits, and 4 chickens called Rosie, Margarita, Mojito & Ruby. We have hosted Help X volunteers many times in the past, but we closed our account down at the start of the pandemic & lost our reviews. Our past Help X crew helped us set up our current Air BnB, and came from all around the globe. We’re a busy whānau/family with lots going on in our whare/home. We’re in a residential area, 7kms out of Rotorua central. We’re looking for 1 person to help with a number of things, mainly gardening/weeding and painting outside. If you are an artist, we may be interested in a mural painting on our fence or garage door. You would commit to approximately 1 week, and be ok with a non-meat eating home (Helen is Vegan, & Rich & Robert are vegetarian), keen on gardening, **self motivated**, be a dog lover & good with a shy ‘tween age...

Houhora, Kaitaia, Far North, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay
  • Last Updated
    Jan 7, 2024
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    Jan 10, 2024
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    (26)
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    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 only
  • Joined
    Jan 5, 2009

Kia Ora, I have a small lifestyle block in the extreme Far North of New Zealand being on the Aupouri Peninsula - 90 Mile Beach on west coast & Henderson Bay & Rarawa Beach on East coast. The property is in the middle of Peninsula so it is only 5 minutes to both the east & west coast & 45 minutes from Cape Reinga (by vehicle). Great fishing, surfing & tramping areas. I run a beef raising property. I offer great accomodation etc for help with general farm/property maintenance (lawns, gardening, fencing, chainsawing, some animalwork, painting, building etc) & the odd larger project depending on the helpers skills. Tasks may vary depending on the seasonal requirements. Helpers are required to help with meals & general housework chores. I lead a very busy life & I have to work off the property so you need to be very flexable. There is no public transport close by & the nearest town is 40 minutes by car. You need to be a self starter, motivated, clean living, have a high respect for others w...

Lincoln, Christchurch, New Zealand  

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    Animals
  • Last Updated
    Jan 5, 2024
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    Feb 4, 2024
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    (11)
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    Yes
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    1 only
  • Joined
    Sep 15, 2016

Here is a little bit of background about me and the business: I have been around horses from the age of about 6 so have over 40 years worth of experience with them and have combined some of what I learnt in the early days (through the traditional English method) with all I have picked up from the Natural style which I have been learning for over 20 years. In 2010 I set up my own business using Natural Horsemanship to train horses and teach people how to be with our equine friends. I have a base close to Christchurch and a small team of horses/ponies which are available for people to use who don’t have access to their own. I am also available for those with their own horses to teach/train either at their own paddock or back at my base. I offer a variety of services from breaking in or starting horses through to basic pony rides, lessons, school holiday programmes and more. I have a passion for this style of being with these amazing creatures and love to share what I have learnt wit...

Waikawau, Coromandel, New Zealand  

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    Community
  • Last Updated
    Jan 4, 2024
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    Feb 5, 2024
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    No reviews
  • All Year Round
    Yes, except limited availability for Dec - Jan when it gets a bit busy
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Apr 29, 2022

Hi, my name is Tim, I live in a secluded eco village, located in a large valley surrounded by regenerating forest. two gorgeous beaches 5 and 8 minutes drive, one popular with local surfers. The village I live in is shared with around 35 other residents ranging from young children to grandparents. We live a lifestyle of living off the land, I get a good chunk of my food here with fishing, freediving, hunting, growing and foraging. My home, which was built when my mother was pregnant with me, now my own, she lives next door in her cottage. I have been slowly renovating, doing it up. Almost finished building a workshop onto it. New to Helpx, but not new to hosting volunteers Thank you for checking out my page

Cardrona, Otago, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Dec 13, 2023
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    Mar 1, 2024
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    (7)
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    Yes
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    1 or 2
  • Joined
    May 3, 2023

We are a Farm Animal Sanctuary based in the beautiful Cardrona Valley, situated 15 minutes from the popular tourist destination Wanaka and 40 minutes from Queenstown. We are based 25 minutes from the Cardrona Ski Resort. During your volunteering day here, you will interact with many farm animals and help out with daily farm chores and our continuing on farm revegetation project. Daily tasks vary but can include paddock grooming, brushing the donkeys and horses, walking pony’s and donkeys for extra exercise, helping out with feeding and some cleaning. We also do planting and potting up of the tree seedlings we grow on the farm, plant out trees, maintain plantings, and prepare new sites for planting. We offer free accommodation for 4 hours of morning work daily from Monday to Friday. No weekends. The accomodation is a small but cosy two bed cabin. You will provide and cook your own food but are welcome to join our shared meals. We look forward to hosting you!

Ashley Clinton, Takapau, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand  

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    Hospitality
  • Last Updated
    Dec 5, 2023
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    Dec 29, 2023
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    No reviews
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    Yes
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    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Jun 23, 2022

We are a family-run Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful, rural Central Hawkes Bay. Our property is a 170-year-old Historic Homestead that has an interesting local history and hosts a range of local and international guests. We are 20 minutes from the local town and one hour from Napier and Hastings. We are an all-male household (gay couple) with a dependent son, and a foster son. John is a school teacher in the local region (having been a school Deputy Principal) and Giovanni runs the household and outdoors of our busy B'n'b and surrounding lifestyle farm. We can offer our volunteers a small double bedroom (suitable for a single or couple ), a shared family bathroom/shower room, plus a basic breakfast and cooked meal each night. This is in exchange for supporting our day-to-day work in the garden, house maintenance, general groundskeeping, some housekeeping, help in the kitchen and general help such as cutting/moving firewood, etc. We would expect roughly four hours of work each day,...

Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Dec 4, 2023
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    Dec 4, 2023
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    (4)
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    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Dec 6, 2015

Sunny 15 acre block 1hr south of Auckland. We have developed our farm using permaculture principles. We are in the process of selling the property so the work is mainly tidying up and general maintenance - cutting grass, cleaning windows, etc. Cooking an evening meal will be part of your task. This frees us up to focus on our preparations to leave. We ask 6 hours a day for 5 days. This means you have 2 days a week to go exploring. Non-smokers only. You will have the opportunity to experience life on a permaculture farm in the countryside and I am happy to share knowledge of permaculture and organic, bio-intensive, and biodynamic growing techniques You will need working clothes, typically working shorts, a tee shirt, warm pullover, and strong leather gloves. Dungarees are a good choice, overalls are okay but can rub. You will also need sunblock SPF 50+ and a wide brimmed sunhat as the sun is very harsh, and a drink bottle to keep you hydrated. Note: the reviews from volunteers are ...

Christchurch, New Zealand  

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    Homestay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Nov 26, 2023
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    Dec 18, 2023
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    (17)
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    Yes
  • Accommodates
    2 only
  • Joined
    Aug 1, 2012

**I'm not available to host you at the moment. Thanks** Hi there and welcome to New Zealand. Please get in touch if you're coming through Christchurch. I don't always have work available, but will reply to all queries. We'll usually be working in the garden, including weeding, doing housework, and some general maintenance. A beautiful, beautiful organic garden, fresh veges, 3 friendly doggies and a smoochy cat, world renowned salads, great meals and a lovely place as a base to explore ChCh as part of the exchange. Please read through my listing and message me if you're interested. Thanks. *** NB: I only host couples. If you're a single traveler, please don't contact me hoping I'll make an exception for you; I won't! I am a 61 year old woman and I have a little farmyard paradise in the middle of the city of Christchurch, with large organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees (peaches, pear, feijoa, plum) and a large walnut tree. Most people say it's like being here is like being in th...

Kaiata, West Coast, New Zealand  

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    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Nov 12, 2023
  • Last Login
    Feb 18, 2024
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    No reviews
  • All Year Round
    Variably yes, more frequently in summer.
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Nov 20, 2020

We are two friends who co-bought a 30-acre section of native forest at the top of the Omoto valley, with the intention of creating a space where ourselves, friends, and family can use and feel at home. From the road end, it’s a 5-minute walk to reach our section along a small graveled path, built by hand. We have two small cabins sited up on a river terrace, under a canopy of rata and rimu trees, with a view out across the valley and the forest around. We have built /renovated both cabins ourselves to suit the surroundings, using mostly recycled materials, with plenty of exposed timber and cutting no corners on finishing touches. There is no road noise or sign of any neighbours and there's no utility services connected, so it feels remote and is pretty simple living. Since coming into ownership of the land, there has been an ongoing stream of projects to create a place which is simple but practical and mostly outdoor living, yet comfortable & homely at the same time. These projects ...

Onekawa, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Nov 9, 2023
  • Last Login
    Feb 19, 2024
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    (39)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Jun 4, 2015

We are an organically based beekeeping and honey processing company adhering to Rudolf Steiner principles of natural living. Processing our own product allows us to supply an unheated product, ensuring an undamaged enzyme count with botanicals and a complex flavour to the pallet. The volunteer work will involve a variety of cleaning up hive gear, helping to jar and process honey, labelling, making beeswax candles, propolis creams, preparing the bee gear, building and (in the right season) visiting the hives. Our work exchange is 24 hours a week for full board and 3 healthy meals a day. We have a vegetable garden that you can harvest from for meals. Very relaxed and easy going environment/people, great food and good company. Only a short bus or car ride into town, not too far to bike but probably a little too far to walk. We have 4 bicycles available to use. Around the Hawkes Bay are 168km of bike trails, many right along the beautiful coastline. We prefer couples, because we have 3...

Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand  

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    Other (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Oct 20, 2023
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    Feb 29, 2024
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    (1)
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    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    May 29, 2017

Dear friends, We are a small Yoga Ashram near the beach and have two meditation huts in the garden available for someone to stay in, who would like to experience living in this ashram environment. An ashram is a place for working on self-development and social harmony, through practising various kinds of yoga, including the exercises, relaxation & breathing techniques, meditation, selfless service (Karma Yoga), chanting and prayers. Our ashram is a part of the international chain of system called Yoga in Daily Life. Although we only teach this yoga system here, we welcome help of all sorts from individuals and couples who are interested in developing or strengthening a spiritual practice and their own personal growth. We aim to find work for people that they enjoy doing. We have a variety of tasks needing workers, from maintaining and enhancing the vegetable gardens, hothouse, general gardens, as well as painting and maintaining the building, cleaning, cooking, preparing for yoga cla...

Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Education
  • Last Updated
    Mar 2, 2024
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    Mar 2, 2024
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    (10)
  • All Year Round
    10 months from mid-Feb till mid-Dec
  • Accommodates
    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Nov 12, 2019

Overview: We are a Tibetan Buddhist Centre that welcomes HelpX volunteers interested in learning more about meditation, Buddhism and the spiritual life. Jobs are mainly cleaning, gardening and grounds work. We offer accommodation usually in our dorm and free attendance at regular classes & meditations. Volunteers are responsible for their own food - but are welcome to also use the veggies in the veggie garden (seasonal). We are a Registered Charitable Trust and rely on volunteers and donations. We do not have a large budget and are unable to provide food money to short-term volunteers. This is really a place for those that wish to learn more about Buddhism, live in our community and offer service for a short period (1 - 3 weeks). Living at a Buddhist Centre we ask you to respect the Lay Buddhist Precepts during your stay (ex. no killing, no lying, no stealing, no taking intoxicants, etc.) and be respectful of Centre residents. 4 good hours of work per day, 2 days off per week. Lengt...

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Welbourn, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand  

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    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Mar 2, 2024
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    Mar 2, 2024
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    (5)
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    yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Apr 17, 2023

**UPDATE 2 March" We are looking for a few days help ideally within the next 2 weeks. Hi, we welcome you to our house by a stream in New Plymouth. We are in a sheltered spot with a large garden from where there is a nice walk down the stream to the sea. (After heavy rain Andy can kayak from the garden to the sea). We moved to New Zealand from the UK 12 years ago, initially for a 2-3 year "taster" but we love New Plymouth so much we decided to call it home. It's paradise for us! We love it because of all the easy to get to natural attractions such as the mountain, beaches, surf & walks which suit an adventurous outdoor lifestyle. Our kids have enjoyed all this and are now away at university so there's 2 single rooms (or can be 1 double). Meals together with HelpXers are nice and there's the option of card games or spa pool (jacuzzi) after dinner. Eleanor does some volunteering and loves to cook and share her recipes. Andy bikes to town where he works as an engineer and in his spare time...

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Milburn, Milton, Otago, New Zealand  

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    Animals
  • Last Updated
    Mar 1, 2024
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    Mar 1, 2024
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    (51)
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    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or couple
  • Joined
    Jan 4, 2015

Small Farm Animal Sanctuary, 50 KM South of Dunedin, 6km away from Milton. There are pigs, horses, sheep, chickens, turkeys, dogs. Also a large garden, a few paddocks, all surrounded by farmlands. Very rural NZ Large original Victorian farmhouse and grounds. For winter we have a good fire and we provide extra warm things for you when you in TV room or bedrooms. Beds have electric blankets. Please do not expect to be able to run heaters all the time. If winter be prepared with warm clothes, we are in the South of NZ! We both work full time and need people to be here for animals throughout the day. If you say you want to come because you love animals, please be genuine about it. Also, we look for the skills we need for current projects. Please mention specific skills you have in the request email. Most wanted features on your profile- own transport, experience/skill in something, self-motivated and enthusiastic, references ideally. Only offering 5 day stays now as work rate of most wane...

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Springfield, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Mar 1, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 1, 2024
  • Rating
    (3)
  • All Year Round
    summer only
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Nov 29, 2017

Come experience the stunning views of Te Mata overlooking Whangarei Harbour and Bream Bay. We are looking for helpX volunteers for one or more weeks in exchange for accommodation in a spacious room in the main house, 3 delicious meals a day, and, of course, a great time. Alcohol is available at cost. If we click, long-term stays (until late May 2024) are preferred, just like several of our previous helpers who stayed with us for more than five months! The vacancy is available now. Our 12-hectare lifestyle block is located 20 minutes/km south of Whangarei (15 minutes by car to Bream Bay sandy beaches). It's an oasis of 50% native bush, rest paddocks and subtropical orchards: 60% bananas and a canopy of schizolobium, cherimoyas, papayas, mango, feijoa, and temperate fruits. Not to forget the SACRED GROVE where we worship our devoted 🕉️Religion here: Rave till sunrise PLUR Congregations🥳. If you're arriving by public transport, we can arrange a pickup in Whangarei. However, having you...

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Tikorangi, North of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand  

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    Homestay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Mar 1, 2024
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    Mar 2, 2024
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    (49)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Dec 8, 2013

KIA ORA / GREETINGS. ... yes, I can host helpers - from the 11th March - people must be members of Helpx. I do not accept people who are not Helpx members. I am looking for a helper or two to help with maintaining the property. There is a scaffold frame on part of the big building - so its all work safe. so, there is outside work on the building, painting : undercoating and top coat . and Lots of gardening to help with, as summer is here. AND some I. T. experience would be good. also help tidy up at the Waitara community recycling shop - The Waitara Project, which i am part of the volunteers .. and help pick up donated goods. I work every Saturday morning at the shop and sometimes a Friday. The shop is currently closed over the holiday period and re opens 10th January 2024. If you are traveling by public transport, wear a Mask. I am double vaccinated plus the booster. If you are unwell please do not come. text me or e-mail me with your profile. Let me know if y...

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CBD, Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand  

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    Homestay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 29, 2024
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    Feb 29, 2024
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    (9)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Nov 1, 2022

Hi, my name is Marianne. I live on a classic New Zealand "tree quarter acre section" on a north facing (all day sun) hobbit hill, looking down to Oamaru and from my kitchen window or climbing up the jungle hill behind the cottage, you can see the sea and watch the sunrise. A 10 minute stroll down Eden Street gets you either to the CBD or to the shoreline. After five years of absence house and gardens have been badly damaged physically and spiritually. In the effort to restore the above, I re-discovered my senses of smell, taste, touch and hearing being fully present again, which, applied to the restoration task at hand leads to all sorts of quirky manifestations of visible and touchable things. In my role as your host, I am fully committed to provide three basic meals per day, to be fully there when our agreed upon four hours of work start and to offer you some nice and clean room to stay. With my double bed guest room created to a comfortable Kiwi standard and a renovated lounge fit ...

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Morere, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 29, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 1, 2024
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    (26)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Mar 20, 2015

Hi, This is a small farm property (sheep, ducks, a cat and orchard) just of state highway 2 within walking distance of Morere hot springs reserve and about 20 minutes drive to the beaches of the mahia peninsula. The bus between wellington and Gisborne stops here twice a day walking distance from Possum bend. Helpers work about 4 hours a day.At the moment, I have some gardening and housework to do. Also, if you like cooking, i enjoy trying new recipes/meals etc (This is not a commercial property so, generally, surfing takes priority over working if the surf is good). I prefer easy going people with a good sense of humour who are adventurous. I especially enjoy meeting people who have traveled or come from places I have not visited and hearing about their experiences. Morere is a quiet spot so may not be suitable for a young person who likes a lot of company their own age. I also have neighbours, a really nice couple in their thirties, with a property very similar to mine who can u...

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Paihia, Far North, New Zealand  

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    Homestay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Feb 27, 2024
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    Feb 27, 2024
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    (57)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Feb 20, 2011

I look forward to welcoming fellow travellers. Last year I was a HelpXer myself in Europe. Now I am back at my home by the sea and looking for support with my home and garden. Helpers enjoy the location and the sea views, as well as the 2 minute walk down through the garden to a sandy beach for a swim. A short beach walk (or 2 min drive) takes you to Paihia wharf, shops, cafes and the Russell ferry, while a 1 hr coastal walk leads to the port of Opua. Intercity buses arrive in Paihia - just a few minutes away - pick up no problem. Come for 4-5 days or longer. I offer your own comfortable room, unlimited WiFi, and breakfast, lunch and dinner in return for 4 hours work a day (or do longer days with more hours then take full days off for sightseeing). After six days, your seventh day is free for you to enjoy. I'm a passionate advocate for a nonviolent lifestyle. I attempt (not always successfully) to live zero waste, eat plant-based foods and connect with all people in a judgem...

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Anakiwa, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand  

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    Hospitality
  • Last Updated
    Feb 27, 2024
  • Last Login
    Mar 2, 2024
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    (57)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Jun 3, 2010

Hi there! We have a large modern house 70m from the beach in Anakiwa and 30 mins by road from Picton. There are kayaks here, excellent bush walks and a beautiful relaxed seaside environment. Our kiwi family regularly hosts young volunteers (wwoofers/helpers/interns) from our international visitors. You are treated like a member of our family, you live within our private household, share your background and experience our daily life in New Zealand. As with family members, there are no formal contracts or payment, your input is fully voluntary and you are free to depart at any time. Volunteers normally help out for 3-4 hrs per day with the afternoons/evenings free to relax. Tasks are typically gardening, house cleaning, laundry, helping with meals (vegetarians welcome, but sorry we are not vegetarian!) and generally assisting around the property with misc tasks that suit your talents. You will get involved in our daily family life, boat trips, shopping trips, maybe some baking, ...

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Barry's Bay, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Backpacker Hostel
  • Last Updated
    Feb 27, 2024
  • Last Login
    Feb 27, 2024
  • Rating
    (3)
  • All Year Round
    No
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Jul 24, 2015

Hi, we are living in a Beautiful Cottage at Barrys Bay right at the end of the Akaroa Harbour, accommodation is a 5 bedroom villa. Great garden with flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees. We are a small boutique backpackers which creates a great personal atmosphere. We are looking for an enthusiastic person - or couple - to help us. Three hours each day as a volunteer. We have on site accommodation, internet and laundry. The work is help in the garden and some maintenance. Plenty of possibilities to explore the Banks Peninsula. If you can stay for a period of approximately 4 weeks phone or email now. We close for winter from just after Easter till November.

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Amberley, North Canterbury, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay
  • Last Updated
    Feb 25, 2024
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    Feb 25, 2024
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    (44)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
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    1 or 2
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Hi there 🙂 ***We are looking for 1-2 people to join us between the 12th-19th of April If you'd like to stay with us during these dates, please message us 🙂*** We are, Deb and Mark, Noah (20yrs) and 14 year old Grace. We also have another young adult son (Caleb 22yrs) who no longer lives here, but pops in regularly. Mark is a production manager at Air New Zealand and I home school Grace (formally a mental health nurse and volunteer coordinator for the local food bank). We live on 20 acres of land with cows, sheep, chickens, a rabbit, a budgie, two cats (Squeak and Sophie) Wilson the dog and three horses called Kalia, Frosty, and Jed. Accommodation is in your own warm and cosy cabin with toilet (just a few metres from the house) Lots of lovely walks nearby. All meals provided (healthy, tasty and nutritious) and in exchange, we'd like some help with some gardening and perhaps a bit of painting and cleaning (4 hours per day, and the day off on Sundays 🙂) The town centre has a li...

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Rai Valley, Nelson, Marlborough, New Zealand  

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Our farm is in a remote and magical scenic area of the outer Marlborough Sounds. We have a number of cattle and their calves, hens, our dog Trixie, our cat Elmo, 2 friendly pet sheep, Ivan and Mavis. There are always interesting things that need attending to on the farm and in our vegetable garden. We have many areas of garden and regenerating native bush. Plenty of variety on the projects. We have good beaches and nice walks. Your own transport is the easiest or there is a passenger service from Rai Valley Village. Check out our website if you need public transport. https://cairnhill.nz/read-this.shtml and you can email us anytime for help. GENERAL INFORMATION We grow most of our own vegetables. We make compost and use animal manures as fertilisers. With winter we action a great progressive project to plant and regenerate areas with hundreds of native trees. Creating windbreaks, animal shelter, and native bird habitat. Come and join in on a creative and rewarding project. We ...

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Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Feb 24, 2024
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Creative, capable and environmentally conscious people are welcome here :- a large suburban house and garden , accommodation, makers space, community garden, venue for learning and also my family home. EVERYTHING here is upcycled, re-created, restored or repaired.This is what we do here and i aim to share this with the local community more in 2024. Workshops on subjects such as Circular Design, Fermenting ,Preserving. composting, and Zero Waste Living run regularly. I'm also an Occupational Therapist and use the property as a resource for working with clients . I've hosted here for 15 years this place has been created with the help of many hands and skills We love Tiny Houses, sustainable living, upcycling and growing food. You can enjoy bean bags, hammocks, chickens, glow worms, yummy home grown food, a welcoming community and a darling Ginger Cat! Located on the edge of the city, close to nature in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, just a few minutes drive from New L...

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand  

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    Feb 24, 2024
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Greetings, I am a hardworking kiwi farmer who has 2 farms in different parts of nz If you are self motivated, willing to learn, are able to contribute to a working environment and possibly teach me a few things along the way, then we will probably connect. we work 5 hours per day or 25 hours per week. Those or shorter than 7 day stays are required to work 5 hours per day eg a three day stay equals 15 hours wok. We farm sheep and cows, grow manuka trees for honey, bee keeping, cut firewood and are currently building a deer trap to farm and sell live deer. we are currently making compost ,growing vegetables, renovating an old house, painting and having fun.the renovation project is shown in the photos ,there is alot to do and learn with this project . We have about 200 sheep ,13 cows ,3 dogs and a cat it is a fun time if you love animals. We have a pet deer which was raised from the wild who is in love with my bearded huntaway dog ,they are inseparable.seeing is believing . A volun...

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Karaka, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Feb 19, 2024
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    Feb 19, 2024
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• Farm - 45 minutes drive from Auckland Central • We are looking for 2 volunteer helpers (up to 5 hours per day) Must be happy doing outdoor physical work like weeding, painting fences, general maintenance jobs, and if happy to, helping with the horses/feeding out etc. We race and breed thoroughbred race horses on 20 acres/8 hectares in Karaka 45 minutes from downtown Auckland, 25 minutes from AKL Airport and 15-20 minutes to the train station in Papakura. We always have things that need doing on the farm in addition to helping with the horses, and plenty of general maintenance like fence painting, tree trimming, water blasting (Kärcher) etc. We are able to offer 2 meals (lunch & Dinner) and accommodation in exchange for up 5 hours help per day/ 30 hours per week. Would suit two friends or couple to come and stay. We have a separate Cottage for you to stay in. Wifi in the cottage and at the house, and meals at the house. Our other helpx guests have enjoyed conversations ov...

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand  

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    Feb 19, 2024
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    Feb 24, 2024
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.....NO TIME WASTERS PLEASE..... Read our feedback, you will be convinced!!! We have been involved with hosting HelpXers for over 14 years and this is our personal host profile. We are looking for a single person with the ability to create and edit content for our Vlog from your own perspective, for a duration of approximately two weeks. This will be your main objective while with us. You'll be visiting some of Northlands best sailing destinations and feasting on amazing food we prepare onboard. You will have your own private cabin onboard our 15m yacht and will be part of the everyday chores that go on with yacht life. We are a chilled couple with a sense of humour who enjoys a drink at the end of the day, only like minded people need apply. To see more about us you can view our FB page sailingkiwilogic Like so many volunteers who have already encountered, this will become an experience you will treasure! Come and live the dream!! *Please be aware if you accept a position and ...

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Careys Bay, Otago, New Zealand  

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    Feb 18, 2024
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    Feb 27, 2024
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Hello!! ❤️ 🌱 🪴 🌲 ☀️ 🏝 Hola!! Couple or female single. We prefer 25+years but open to anyone who reads our profile and wants to stay. Looking for helpers from March 4th onwards. We are only accepting helpers with positive references thanks. We have a gorgeous home that overlooks kilometres of ocean view. We have so many dreams for this place! We are currently growing organic food, have chickens and have created beautiful spaces to enjoy the land. We still want to develop more of the garden, grow MORE food, re-build a sauna and an outside fire bath and plant a food forest. We love to use what skills you have so you enjoy what you're doing. We are more than happy to adapt work to meet your creativity and needs. We are Sarah from NZ and Matias from Uruguay in our 30s. We love food, socialising and being in nature. Matias is a chef by trade and Sarah is a life coach who also use to work in the outdoors. We like to think we're pretty interesting people! We've both traveled and v...

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Whenuakite, Tairua, Coromandel, New Zealand  

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    Feb 15, 2024
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Kia Ora, We are looking for people to help us out in the kitchen working alongside our French chef for an upcoming four day retreat. You will be part of a service team helping with cooking and cleaning, and all meals will be prepared for you. In between retreats we provide basic vegetarian ingredients for you to cook for yourselves, we tidy up the centre and do various odd jobs on the land like gardening, maintenance, firewood, track clearing You will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the teachings offered, time to explore the nature sanctuary that is Te Moata. bush walks, waterfalls, gardens, and river swims. Beaches are close by and Tairua is a 12 mins drive.We are completely off-grid, relying mainly on sun for power, drinking water is pure and filtered from our beautiful Te Moata stream. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 2 weeks, please plan to arrive in between retreats we are hosting. Please go to our woofer/ volunteer page on our website and fill...

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Woodhill, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Feb 11, 2024
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    Feb 26, 2024
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FARMSTAY on the edge of Auckland! Two JOB types: HELPERS - 2 weeks stay minimum, accomodation and food provided. One space available in FEBRUARY. Spaces from March. GROOM - PAID. 3 month stay minimum, accommodation and food provided. Horse experience an absolute MUST. WHO ARE WE? My name is Tara and my brother David Woolley owns a horse breeding farm 40 minutes from Auckland City centre. I live closer to town and go out there every day to work with my horses. A year ago I moved back to NZ after 32 years living, riding and competing in Europe. We always need help as I don't live there and David is currently having a house built on the property which takes up a lot of his time. We like positive, motivated travellers who enjoy life, are flexible, easy going and happy to give things a go. GROOM JOB Darkwood Farm is a Dressage Breeding Facility run by David. Two of his horses went to the World Equestrian Games in Denmark in 2022 and this year one of his horses will be at the Paris Ol...

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Pataua North, Northland, New Zealand  

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    Feb 9, 2024
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We offer a self contained studio, with bathroom and kitchenette. We are over the road from a swimmable river, have kayaks. The beach is 7km away and we are 25km from the nearest town and shops. We grow a lot of our own fruit & veg and are environmentally conscious. Meals are pretty good here, generally home made. We're not vegetarian but go meat free at times or you can self cater if preferred. Derek makes a great flat white coffee! We are needing help with property maintenance- lawns and gardens mainly, but could use housecleaning help too, ie windows & paintwork cleaned. Our property is one acre. So, 3-4 hours/ day of work in exchange but negotiable depending on meal requirements. We are in our 60s, musicians and actively volunteer with environmental causes. A stay of 3 - 7 nights is ideal.

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Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand  

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    Feb 5, 2024
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    Feb 28, 2024
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    Sep 4, 2018

We have a variety of facilities in our park-like gardens and Sustainable Living Centre. Our facility provides educational courses (We run the 10 week full time Sustainable Living Course with PDC certification, check out the website if you interested) and allotments. volunteers provide valuable support in various roles in return for which we will look after you with organic food, a variety of configurable accommodation options to suit, (your own vans or tents or Earthhouse), plus eco organic permaculture learning opportunities and support in maximizing your experience in our gorgeous rural paradise. GENERAL We are looking for people to help in various areas. Each person will assist us for 20 hours a week in exchange for basic food and accommodation. This is an opportunity to be a part of the future development of our Community Gardens and help build a Sustainable Living Centre and a range of initiatives for sustainable living. Come work with an enthusiastic, positive group of people d...

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Kaiwaka, Northland, New Zealand  

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    Feb 4, 2024
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    Feb 29, 2024
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    Jan 24, 2024

Kia Ora. My name is Priscilla. My hubby and I live on approx 100 acres on the beautiful Kaipara outside of Kaiwaka approximately 2 hrs drive from Auckland Craig is a plumber/drainlayer and I do local housekeeping and volunteer for St Johns Op Shop. We have 4 children and 9 grandchildren who live in Mangawhai and Dargaville areas. We have cows, horses, chickens, ducks, 2x dogs and 2x cats. I would love some help in the garden, planting, weeding, and general maintenance, plus cleaning out some sheds and.painting a batch down the beach. We have a self-contained unit behind the house that has toilet, shower, king bed and a couch/bed, tv with freeview, toaster, jug, microwave, board games, towels, sheets supplied. Down the beach there is a bach and toilets You can use kayaks, fishing rod, dingy in your free time. Day are negociable. Would prefer helper to stay for a week or 2.. Work eg. Monday to friday, weekend off or Tuesday to Saturday with Sunday, Monday off to go and explore. 6 hou...

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Takamatua, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand  

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    Jan 28, 2024
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    Feb 6, 2024
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    Feb 28, 2005

We are a few minutes drive or 40 minutes pleasant walk from Akaroa. We have a few sheep,horse, walnuts, chestnuts, pip and stone fruit, and large garden. volunteers help with garden and farmwork for 4 hours, for board and accommodation in family home The work is mostly outside and may include gardening, pruning, weeding, landscaping, fencing, shed tidying, and if wet inside work.Some of the work involves a high degree of fitness and strength.. Enthusiastic volunteers who like outdoor work welcome for at least a week Chainsaw experience a bonus Limited vacancies in February, March and April

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Pahoia, Katikati / Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand  

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    Animals (Organic)
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    Jan 23, 2024
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    Feb 9, 2024
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    Jul 26, 2012

We have a Rescue Farm on a lovely property by the beach in Pahoia (halfway between Katikati and Tauranga). We have a horse, a deer, a few turtles, a lot of ducks and birds. We have our first nesting TUI This is an ideal place to spend some time and use as a base for sightseeing in the Bay of Plenty, to learn about animals and natives plants, enjoy sea-view and sea activities like kayaking , renovate your Van … I'm looking for helpful volunteers who love to take care of animals and love native plants like as the happier you are the longer you’ll stay to help us : • Feeding the animals and cleaning their places • Releasing (weeding) around the natives • Painting • Woodworking • Gardening • Helping out in restoration of a native field for a public walk along the stop bank We require up to 4 hours of help per day in exchange for accommodation, free use of kayaks, paddle board, fishing net … PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOOD as it is not included, however we can give you eggs and you are we...

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Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand  

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    Jan 19, 2024
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    Feb 29, 2024
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    Oct 12, 2014

We would like help in our house and garden and our guest cottage We have a small olive grove and small tea plantation.We pick olives in April . We can offer you a large sunny bed sit with an ensuite and separate entrance or a self contained cottage if this is not occupied .There is also ,the micro house for the summer amongst the bush and the birds. We are on a walkway to quiet Okoka Bay and we have a swimming pool on the property. . We are near to most facilities with bus at the top of lane. We have a beach house at Arran Bay at the isolated end of the island. We sometime need help here. Our property is on the round the island walkway.s Gordon is a retired civil engineer consultant. Janet is a retired interior designer and studied food and nutrition, and art history. She is a volunteer member of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. We are well travelled and interested in food, slowfood, art, architecture, landscape architecture and gardening. We like to preserve fruit tha...

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Aro Valley, Wellington, New Zealand  

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    Jan 18, 2024
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    Feb 26, 2024
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    May 3, 2017

Looking for couples or strong singles (one double bed) to do at least 4 hours work a day in exchange for board. Food is not provided. Practical, physically able people ESSENTIAL! Please do not apply for this HelpX if you are unable or unwilling to do hard yard work and heavy lifting. Current focused work: Landscaping/Gardening - this property is on a steep hill, you must be fit and prepared to dig and carry heavy things up and down, and use power tools. Other Tasks (as requested): keep the house clean and tidy, may include laundry and unloading the dishwasher (domestic chores 1hr max daily). Work hours fully negotiable depending on what travelling activities you’re keen to tick off in Wellington during your stay. Warm room and comfy double bed. Living area, Bathroom and Kitchen shared with one adult and lively twin boys (50:50). Prefer people who are social and proactive and keen to volunteer to help. Conversational English preferred. Length of stay negotiable, but we also Airb...

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Whanganui, Wanganui, New Zealand  

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    Jan 17, 2024
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    Jan 17, 2024
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    Sep 21, 2014

HELP WANTED BETWEEN 25th JAN - 14th FEB PLEASE. Gardening and painting (min stay 4 days) We run a tourist accommodation business with a difference. We are situated on the banks of the Whanganui River, surrounded by the Whanganui National Park, however the only access to our property is via boat or, the more popular option, by aerial cable car (the flying fox). We are located 45km from Whanganui township with road access to the cable way via a beautiful scenic 45 min drive. Due to the rural location own transport is preferred as this will also enable you to explore the local area during time off. We have various accommodation options including camping, glamping and self contained cottages. We also provide catering for some guests. Our accommodation is unique in that it is all built from reclaimed materials and therefore is rustic and quirky! We are off-grid for everything except electricity and have no cell phone access although we do have internet available. We have large gardens an...

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Western Heights, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Jan 12, 2024
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    Feb 23, 2024
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    Dec 16, 2016

A large section in the suburbs with a small established native forest and a plethora of native birds and birdsong.  As you arrive it will look like you are in suburbia but the property backs onto a small forest which is peaceful and green!  There is a great forest walk close by. The train and mall are 20 mins walk away and the bus to the city stops at the top of the street. Piha is a short 20 min drive over the Waitakere Mountains. For those without a car - I can drop to the city or pick up around my working hours.  Three bedrooms, 85sqm with large wrap-around verandahs and beautiful views at tree-top height into the bush. More space downstairs. Very fast, unlimited wifi. Netflix, Spotify etc... the accommodation is a private bedroom with a double bed, big window, drawers etc (not shared with anyone else). There is also a single bedroom with a single bed, window, desk etc (also not shared). I'm the homeowner, no kids and have three cats and one small dog in case you may have allerg...

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Kapiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand  

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    Jan 12, 2024
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    Feb 19, 2024
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    Jun 7, 2015

This is a not-for-profit Christian camp and conference center situated on 60 acres in Waikanae Beach on the stunning Kapiti Coast. Nestled in a beautiful and tranquil setting bordering the Waikanae River and a short walk from the beach, we are 50 minutes drive north of the capital city Wellington. We host schools, churches, and community groups, and families providing accommodation, catering, and activities! We have a young community of volunteers all year round ranging from 18-35 years who choose to make this place their home. Typical voluntary help needed here will typically include, kitchen, cleaning, facility projects, and activities. The usual volunteer day is 8.30 am to 4 pm with 1 hr lunch (sometimes weekend shifts), Will always have at least 2 days off. We offer meals, accommodation, and internet for our volunteers in a fun, supportive environment! We are looking for people to help in various departments. Are you handy and love the outdoors? our maintenance team would love ...

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Ngongotaha, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand  

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    Jan 10, 2024
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    Feb 16, 2024
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    Mar 6, 2014

Kia Ora, We are a family of 3. Rich is a chef, Helen is a nurse & our son is an 11 year old pirate. Our dog ‘T-Rex’ is a 6 year old Labrador. We have 2 Giant Flemish rabbits, and 4 chickens called Rosie, Margarita, Mojito & Ruby. We have hosted Help X volunteers many times in the past, but we closed our account down at the start of the pandemic & lost our reviews. Our past Help X crew helped us set up our current Air BnB, and came from all around the globe. We’re a busy whānau/family with lots going on in our whare/home. We’re in a residential area, 7kms out of Rotorua central. We’re looking for 1 person to help with a number of things, mainly gardening/weeding and painting outside. If you are an artist, we may be interested in a mural painting on our fence or garage door. You would commit to approximately 1 week, and be ok with a non-meat eating home (Helen is Vegan, & Rich & Robert are vegetarian), keen on gardening, **self motivated**, be a dog lover & good with a shy ‘tween age...

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Houhora, Kaitaia, Far North, New Zealand  

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    Jan 7, 2024
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    Jan 10, 2024
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    Jan 5, 2009

Kia Ora, I have a small lifestyle block in the extreme Far North of New Zealand being on the Aupouri Peninsula - 90 Mile Beach on west coast & Henderson Bay & Rarawa Beach on East coast. The property is in the middle of Peninsula so it is only 5 minutes to both the east & west coast & 45 minutes from Cape Reinga (by vehicle). Great fishing, surfing & tramping areas. I run a beef raising property. I offer great accomodation etc for help with general farm/property maintenance (lawns, gardening, fencing, chainsawing, some animalwork, painting, building etc) & the odd larger project depending on the helpers skills. Tasks may vary depending on the seasonal requirements. Helpers are required to help with meals & general housework chores. I lead a very busy life & I have to work off the property so you need to be very flexable. There is no public transport close by & the nearest town is 40 minutes by car. You need to be a self starter, motivated, clean living, have a high respect for others w...

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Lincoln, Christchurch, New Zealand  

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    Jan 5, 2024
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    Feb 4, 2024
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    Sep 15, 2016

Here is a little bit of background about me and the business: I have been around horses from the age of about 6 so have over 40 years worth of experience with them and have combined some of what I learnt in the early days (through the traditional English method) with all I have picked up from the Natural style which I have been learning for over 20 years. In 2010 I set up my own business using Natural Horsemanship to train horses and teach people how to be with our equine friends. I have a base close to Christchurch and a small team of horses/ponies which are available for people to use who don’t have access to their own. I am also available for those with their own horses to teach/train either at their own paddock or back at my base. I offer a variety of services from breaking in or starting horses through to basic pony rides, lessons, school holiday programmes and more. I have a passion for this style of being with these amazing creatures and love to share what I have learnt wit...

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Waikawau, Coromandel, New Zealand  

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    Community
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    Jan 4, 2024
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    Feb 5, 2024
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    1 or 2
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    Apr 29, 2022

Hi, my name is Tim, I live in a secluded eco village, located in a large valley surrounded by regenerating forest. two gorgeous beaches 5 and 8 minutes drive, one popular with local surfers. The village I live in is shared with around 35 other residents ranging from young children to grandparents. We live a lifestyle of living off the land, I get a good chunk of my food here with fishing, freediving, hunting, growing and foraging. My home, which was built when my mother was pregnant with me, now my own, she lives next door in her cottage. I have been slowly renovating, doing it up. Almost finished building a workshop onto it. New to Helpx, but not new to hosting volunteers Thank you for checking out my page

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Cardrona, Otago, New Zealand  

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    Farmstay (Organic)
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    Dec 13, 2023
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    Mar 1, 2024
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    May 3, 2023

We are a Farm Animal Sanctuary based in the beautiful Cardrona Valley, situated 15 minutes from the popular tourist destination Wanaka and 40 minutes from Queenstown. We are based 25 minutes from the Cardrona Ski Resort. During your volunteering day here, you will interact with many farm animals and help out with daily farm chores and our continuing on farm revegetation project. Daily tasks vary but can include paddock grooming, brushing the donkeys and horses, walking pony’s and donkeys for extra exercise, helping out with feeding and some cleaning. We also do planting and potting up of the tree seedlings we grow on the farm, plant out trees, maintain plantings, and prepare new sites for planting. We offer free accommodation for 4 hours of morning work daily from Monday to Friday. No weekends. The accomodation is a small but cosy two bed cabin. You will provide and cook your own food but are welcome to join our shared meals. We look forward to hosting you!

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Ashley Clinton, Takapau, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand  

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    Dec 5, 2023
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    Dec 29, 2023
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    Jun 23, 2022

We are a family-run Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful, rural Central Hawkes Bay. Our property is a 170-year-old Historic Homestead that has an interesting local history and hosts a range of local and international guests. We are 20 minutes from the local town and one hour from Napier and Hastings. We are an all-male household (gay couple) with a dependent son, and a foster son. John is a school teacher in the local region (having been a school Deputy Principal) and Giovanni runs the household and outdoors of our busy B'n'b and surrounding lifestyle farm. We can offer our volunteers a small double bedroom (suitable for a single or couple ), a shared family bathroom/shower room, plus a basic breakfast and cooked meal each night. This is in exchange for supporting our day-to-day work in the garden, house maintenance, general groundskeeping, some housekeeping, help in the kitchen and general help such as cutting/moving firewood, etc. We would expect roughly four hours of work each day,...

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Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand  

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    Dec 4, 2023
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    Dec 4, 2023
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  • Joined
    Dec 6, 2015

Sunny 15 acre block 1hr south of Auckland. We have developed our farm using permaculture principles. We are in the process of selling the property so the work is mainly tidying up and general maintenance - cutting grass, cleaning windows, etc. Cooking an evening meal will be part of your task. This frees us up to focus on our preparations to leave. We ask 6 hours a day for 5 days. This means you have 2 days a week to go exploring. Non-smokers only. You will have the opportunity to experience life on a permaculture farm in the countryside and I am happy to share knowledge of permaculture and organic, bio-intensive, and biodynamic growing techniques You will need working clothes, typically working shorts, a tee shirt, warm pullover, and strong leather gloves. Dungarees are a good choice, overalls are okay but can rub. You will also need sunblock SPF 50+ and a wide brimmed sunhat as the sun is very harsh, and a drink bottle to keep you hydrated. Note: the reviews from volunteers are ...

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Christchurch, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Homestay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Nov 26, 2023
  • Last Login
    Dec 18, 2023
  • Rating
    (17)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    2 only
  • Joined
    Aug 1, 2012

**I'm not available to host you at the moment. Thanks** Hi there and welcome to New Zealand. Please get in touch if you're coming through Christchurch. I don't always have work available, but will reply to all queries. We'll usually be working in the garden, including weeding, doing housework, and some general maintenance. A beautiful, beautiful organic garden, fresh veges, 3 friendly doggies and a smoochy cat, world renowned salads, great meals and a lovely place as a base to explore ChCh as part of the exchange. Please read through my listing and message me if you're interested. Thanks. *** NB: I only host couples. If you're a single traveler, please don't contact me hoping I'll make an exception for you; I won't! I am a 61 year old woman and I have a little farmyard paradise in the middle of the city of Christchurch, with large organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees (peaches, pear, feijoa, plum) and a large walnut tree. Most people say it's like being here is like being in th...

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Kaiata, West Coast, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Homestay
  • Last Updated
    Nov 12, 2023
  • Last Login
    Feb 18, 2024
  • Rating
    No reviews
  • All Year Round
    Variably yes, more frequently in summer.
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    Nov 20, 2020

We are two friends who co-bought a 30-acre section of native forest at the top of the Omoto valley, with the intention of creating a space where ourselves, friends, and family can use and feel at home. From the road end, it’s a 5-minute walk to reach our section along a small graveled path, built by hand. We have two small cabins sited up on a river terrace, under a canopy of rata and rimu trees, with a view out across the valley and the forest around. We have built /renovated both cabins ourselves to suit the surroundings, using mostly recycled materials, with plenty of exposed timber and cutting no corners on finishing touches. There is no road noise or sign of any neighbours and there's no utility services connected, so it feels remote and is pretty simple living. Since coming into ownership of the land, there has been an ongoing stream of projects to create a place which is simple but practical and mostly outdoor living, yet comfortable & homely at the same time. These projects ...

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Onekawa, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Farmstay (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Nov 9, 2023
  • Last Login
    Feb 19, 2024
  • Rating
    (39)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    up to 3 or more
  • Joined
    Jun 4, 2015

We are an organically based beekeeping and honey processing company adhering to Rudolf Steiner principles of natural living. Processing our own product allows us to supply an unheated product, ensuring an undamaged enzyme count with botanicals and a complex flavour to the pallet. The volunteer work will involve a variety of cleaning up hive gear, helping to jar and process honey, labelling, making beeswax candles, propolis creams, preparing the bee gear, building and (in the right season) visiting the hives. Our work exchange is 24 hours a week for full board and 3 healthy meals a day. We have a vegetable garden that you can harvest from for meals. Very relaxed and easy going environment/people, great food and good company. Only a short bus or car ride into town, not too far to bike but probably a little too far to walk. We have 4 bicycles available to use. Around the Hawkes Bay are 168km of bike trails, many right along the beautiful coastline. We prefer couples, because we have 3...

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Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand  

  • Category
    Other (Organic)
  • Last Updated
    Oct 20, 2023
  • Last Login
    Feb 29, 2024
  • Rating
    (1)
  • All Year Round
    Yes
  • Accommodates
    1 or 2
  • Joined
    May 29, 2017

Dear friends, We are a small Yoga Ashram near the beach and have two meditation huts in the garden available for someone to stay in, who would like to experience living in this ashram environment. An ashram is a place for working on self-development and social harmony, through practising various kinds of yoga, including the exercises, relaxation & breathing techniques, meditation, selfless service (Karma Yoga), chanting and prayers. Our ashram is a part of the international chain of system called Yoga in Daily Life. Although we only teach this yoga system here, we welcome help of all sorts from individuals and couples who are interested in developing or strengthening a spiritual practice and their own personal growth. We aim to find work for people that they enjoy doing. We have a variety of tasks needing workers, from maintaining and enhancing the vegetable gardens, hothouse, general gardens, as well as painting and maintaining the building, cleaning, cooking, preparing for yoga cla...

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