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The Exchange

Hi! We're a family of 4 living in the beautiful Mahurangi peninsular, about an hour north of Auckland. We're offering a self-contained 1 bedroom 'mini house' on our 2-hectare property in exchange for 15 hours work per week, split over the week. The work will vary depending on the day but mostly landscaping and helping in our organic market gardens, specializing in salad greens.

What you offer

16 hours of help per week

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.


Intermediate English

Between 24 and 36 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The work is mainly outside helping in our organic market garden but will vary from day to day as there are lots of different jobs in running a small business.

Activities & Shift

4 days per week, 16 hours per week from 9am to 1.30pm with a coffee break of half and hour at 11am