Farming in New Zealand

DONE BY: Samuel Bartusek | Hotchkiss School '15 | Princeton U. '20

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: 

Wwoof.org.nz

LENGTH: 3 weeks 

LOCATION: Queenstown, NZ, and Motueka, NZ

FUN: ★★★☆☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★☆☆

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED:

  • Physical labor

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 7am: wake
  • 8am: work
  • 12pm: lunch
  • 1pm: work
  • 5pm: off, rest of day explore area, sometimes ended sooner

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Splitting wood
  • Sanding house
  • Gardening, etc (no actual farm work, just because of where I was)

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 20-40

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Free meals
  • Free accommodation

*it might vary for some hosts though. In Queenstown also got some free rides to places and a couple climbing trips

TOP TIPS: 

Make sure to get out and explore! Do with a friend! Be picky about where you want to go. Be good about contacting hosts

BEST WAY TO CONTACT THIS PLACE, IF INTERESTED: 

Through WWOOF website

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

People are generous.

Jiyoung Jeong