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The Great Kiwi Farmstay

Delight guests and showcase your community by hosting on Airbnb.

Host a farm stay on Airbnb

Airbnb wants to help more farmers in New Zealand become part of Airbnb’s community of Hosts and make extra income through agritourism. Hosting a farm stay on Airbnb provides guests with a personal and authentic experience of daily life on a farm.
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Airbnb is partnering with Agritourism NZ to highlight the huge potential of farm stays across the country. In fact, in 2021, our data showed that ‘farm stay’ was the most booked Airbnb category in New Zealand.

What is Airbnb?

Airbnb connects people with places to stay and things to do around the world.

The community is powered by Hosts, who provide their guests with the unique opportunity to travel like a local.

Why host on Airbnb?

Airbnb helps to make it simple and secure to host travellers. You’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules and how you interact with guests.

We have your back

Host damage protection, part of AirCover for Hosts, provides Hosts with $3 million USD in coverage in the rare event your place or belongings are damaged by a guest during an Airbnb stay. You’re reimbursed for certain damage caused by guests to your home and belongings if the guest does not pay for the damage.

Hosting in 3 steps


List your space

Share your space without sign-up charges, from a guesthouse to a barn, and everything in-between.

Decide how you want to host

Choose your own schedule, prices and requirements for guests. We’re there to help along the way.

Welcome your first guest

Once your listing is live, guests can reach out. You can message them with questions before their stay.

Meet rural Hosts on Airbnb

A Host in New Zealand

Garry, Twizel, South Island – Winner of the Airbnb Host Award for Best Nature Stay

“The town has about 12,000 people and a lot of us are involved in one way or another with the tourism industry, whether it be supplying the salmon from the local salmon farms, or Airbnb or other accommodation, tourism is a big part of the town. We never realised that not everyone can see the stars. We just took it for granted, but having spoken to guests that have come here, they are blown away by the stars, the satellites that they can see and the surroundings. You can see for miles. You can hear people talking two kilometres away with the right wind! People are amazed at the scenery, the quietness, and the relaxed nature of how Kiwis deal with overseas visitors.”
Helen host in New Zealand

Helen, Nelson, South Island

“We started hosting to meet new people and supplement our income. It has been a great opportunity for us to open up our home and share this part of New Zealand with our guests. Although our accommodation is small, we have created a space that is cosy and welcoming. I enjoy making homemade jam for our guests and getting to meet people from all over the world. My place shows you can create a space that feels welcoming without a large financial outlay. Much of the work I did myself, sourcing materials and furniture from charity shops and the recycling centre as well as new items. I have tried to provide the extra touches, that for a minimal cost makes my guests feel that I have thought about their needs. You don't have to start big, it can be a growing, evolving space as finances allow.“
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New Zealand Agritourism Roadshows
The Airbnb team in New Zealand has travelled across the country to deliver workshops in Te Anau and Christchurch, introducing local communities to share the benefits of hosting.

These events provide an opportunity to hear many wonderful examples of Hosts doing something different with their farm, to gather ideas and to build a community of peers.

Your questions answered

New Zealand farm stay

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