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Coastal Station and Homestead farm life

World, Oceania, New Zealand, Akitio



Travel dates

27°C, 00:22

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

We are the proud owners of a working Coastal Station. The farm is 1000 hectares running Sheep and Beef and has the Tidal Akitio river as a boundary. We have a Historical Homestead built in 1886 and operate accommodation to the public through the bookabach site in our Shearers quarters. We always need help with general maintenance in the grounds, on the buildings and on the farm. The beach is at our doorstep for walking, swimming, fishing, surfing.
The property is steeped in history and is a magic to stay.
We are flexible with numbers that come to volunteer depending on the work at the time.

About the host

Cecil (49)

Host since




Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

I am married 14 years and we have four children. I have traveled extensively and i met my kiwi husband in London. We have worked our way at various business'-cafes , property development and now our love of farming. This is a unique property for its location and history AND especially that it was old family farm where my Grandmother was born.
I am social and love meeting new people.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • tourist support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private cottage

A private three bedroom cottage with new kitchen bathroom carpet and freeview tv.

  • self catering

We will prepare lunch and dinner but you have to prepare breakfast yourself.

  • no money is involved