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Town or City: Masterton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 80
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 49469
Region: Lower North Island

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Hi there, We are a family of 5 Jon, Georgie, Lily, Arie and Indie and live on a lifestyle block surrounded by my parents farm in the beautiful Gladstone Valley. I look after the kids and organise our local Farm Environment Awards and Jon commutes to Wellington for work. We have a big garden and house that we need help with as well as looking after our menagerie of animals! We offer accommodation and food in exchange for 5 hours help a day. If this sounds like you please get in touch!

  



Town or City: Palmerston North
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 44
Persons: 1, 2 (possibly more)
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 1473
Region: Lower North Island

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We live in a river valley just outside Palmerston North, in the Manawatu area, and we are about 15km from town. We have a large family home (which we are still building) on a small 'lifestyle' farm with sheep, cows, horses, chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, cats, tree frogs & a goat. There is a lovely swimming hole just below the house and we make our own power.
Our extended family & friends live near by.
There are almost always farming, fencing, building, home made power, organic gardening, weeding & tree planting activities to be done...and music making. We love talking to you and trying your cooking, and Sue loves to paint & draw and make music with you :-)

            



Town or City: Levin
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1/4acre
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 84775
Region: Lower North Island

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Hello people!

We are a couple (both 30) with 2 young children (3y.o and 10m.o) and a quarter acre residential property in The Horowhenua. We are renovating an old art deco house and developing the garden to grow organic vegetables and native trees! Permaculture, chickens, house maintenance/renovations and kid stuff is us in a nutshell!

Help we require is a mixture of childcare, cleaning, gardening and if you are handy with a hammer and paintbrush that would be awesome too!

We look forward to hearing from you! (if you have a partner we might be able to work something out...!?)





Town or City: Masterton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0
Persons: 1 to 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 48021
Region: Lower North Island

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Hello

We have just bought a house that needs a lot of renovations, it is old and in need of sanding, painting and cleaning. It is an exciting project and my partner and I are doing as much of it ourselves as possible. We would love a hand with all sorts of things from sanding, painting, cleaning to gardening and lawn mowing. With your help we can get ahead with all our projects and we look forward to meeting you and sharing Masterton with you!

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

      



Town or City: Levin
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3 acres
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 44932
Region: Lower North Island

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We live in the Lower North Island - just 2kms from Manakau, Levin, in a 1900's style house on a small lifestyle block with a few cows, sheep, a couple of cats, and a teenager! We have a semi-organic vegetable garden and a small orchard. We love our life here and want to share it with others for a 2-3 day stay, a week (or longer...can be arranged). We have a large, comfortable in-house room for helpers to stay. Good hearty meals will be provided in exchange for help with gardening, weeding, collecting firewood, basic carpentry and a variety of other jobs (depending on your skill preference). We are located approx 10mins from Otaki, 15mins from Levin and 2mins from a small village (with pub, cafes, restaurant, deer museum and dairy). We are able to pick you up from Levin or Otaki, if you are travelling by train or bus. We love music, art and movies!

          



Town or City: Foxton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: couple or pair
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40090
Region: Lower North Island

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WWOOFING WITH SUSTAINABLE BUILDING EXPERIENCE

WANT SOME SUSTAINABLE BUILDING EXPERIENCE? Help us set up our house to run in-home childcare ASAP. This means finishing our house renovations, making our back yard into a children's natural playground and edible garden, and turning our garage into Wwoofer's sustainable living space. You will also be making and using a composting toilet, DIY solar hotwater system and maybe making a rocket-stove and methane midi. Please be ready for serious rainwater-saving! Housework and animal care also involved.

We would prefer a pair of friends or couple (for company) but will consider a single.

If 2-3 people are interested we are willing to run our training cycle. (see the end of our profile).


OUR WORK

We are offering a genuine Wwoofing experience of living with us on our farm and experiencing every-day life on a small organic life-style block and organic veggie farm in the making.  Daily... more inside

      



Town or City: Martinborough
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 800m2 section with house
Persons: max 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 84278
Region: Lower North Island

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I need some help with clearing and establishing a garden. The house is less than a year old but fully completed and furnished but the section is only partly developed.

In particular I need help with tree planting and ground preparation. If a helper has some carpentry skills then helping build garden boxes would be good.

There are other more domestic-like tasks such as washing down the outside of the house or cleaning windows and general help with cooking and cleaning.

Accommodation and meals are provided in exchange for four hours per day help.

I do not have pets and would prefer guests that do not smoke or have pets.

I have a twin room and a guest bathroom.

Martinborough in a small village in a wine growing district and there are some great coastal places to visit. Check out www.wairarapanz.com

Length of stay and help hours can be negotiated but initially a stay of 5-7 days would be most suitable.

Please contact me for more information.




      



Town or City: Palmerston North
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.7
Persons: 1-2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 20157
Region: Lower North Island

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April: We need a hand cleaning the house/windws and getting the harvest in, more preserving and making jam.

Converting some roosters into roast will be on the list somewhen but not everybody is up for that, so come and learn if you want to but we'll do it a different time if we have vegan visitors.

There is allways firewood to split, gardens to mulch and time for a bonfire.

May: Hopefully the soil will soften and we can start planting shelter belts (small bushes) and firewood.


We invite you to grow your own food, home school the kids, swim in the river, go fishing, tramping, mountain biking, to the beach/waterski park, support the household as well as lifestyle block and have fun with our family of four. Grandma is next door and I am a qualified yoga teacher if that is something you are interested in.

Accommodation can be in our self contained caravan (double glazed, heated and insulated, warmer than most NZ houses) or your camper/car/tent. You are welcome to have ... more inside

            



Town or City: Masterton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 922
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 84251
Region: Lower North Island

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Hi,
We have a lovely 922ha farm, which includes some native bush (13ha is one block). We run 3600 sheep and 370 cattle. We need some help gardening, farming, fencing, firewood, housework, cooking and some baby sitting etc - there will be a variety of work. We are a young friendly farming couple with a 10month old baby (who sleeps all night). We have lots of animals, a horse to ride if you like, lots of nice places to walk/run. We will give you lots of opportunity to come out with us and shift our sheep and cattle on the hills. We have a newly renovated home for you to stay with us. We are not cert organic but try to farm as organically as possible. We use biological systems on our farm to try and create a healthy farm, for our animals and us. We are not vegetarians. We would like someone to come anytime now until the 15th or April - maybe longer. We can pick people up from Masterton and we are only about 1hour and 45min - 2hours from Wellington. You can catch a train from Welling... more inside

            



Town or City: Otaki
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 1-2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 39916
Region: Lower North Island

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Hi travellers we'd love to have you come and stay. We live on a small lifestyle block located a short walk from Te Horo Beach, Kapiti. Wellington is a 10 min drive to the train station in Waikanae and a 1 hour trip into the heart of Wellington city. We've embarked on a large scale landscaping project would love some help with some planting and moving structures.We have mountain bikes and kayaks we're happy to share and a beautiful location to explore! Vicki & Rob McLaren




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