Autumn Farm

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Golden Bay, New Zealand
Minimum Stay:
1 week
English, Franglais


New Zealand's Premier Men's Resort

"Lodge, Backpackers & Holiday Park"

This is the Deal

We've been welcoming volunteers for three decades, who work four hours per day in exchange for bed and board. On Sundays we rest. We ask for a minimum stay of one week and no costs are involved. Work depends on the seasons and your skills.

Outdoor work is mainly gardening or property maintenance, but can be stoking the bath house boiler. Indoor work may include hospitality, cooking or cleaning. If you have a particular skill to offer we’d love to hear about it.

Welcome Skills: Gardening, sense of humor, Interpersonal skills, commitment


Set in the heart of Golden Bay at the far north-west of New Zealand's South Island, our men's resort is more in the tradition of the communal bonhomie of a Boys' Own holiday camp and comprises a cluster of 14 buildings set amid lush gardens and connected by cobbled paths and walkways.

Salubrious with a funky atmosphere, the resort's residential guests are almost exclusively gay friendly, bi-curious, or queer men.

We're str8 friendly and not gender specific when it comes to welcoming volunteers. However, the resort is clothing optional and there's only a communal bath house, so potential volunteers would not want to be offended by nudity.

What Else

Dependant upon the seasonal demands for guest bookings, volunteer accommodation can range from large rooms in the Lodge to comfortable cabins with sun decks, through to beds in the communal bunkhouse.

There's also sites in our camping ground available should you prefer.

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