Hard working helpers required


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  • Description


    We are looking for a helper, or a couple is fine. Over the age of 23 (negotiable) that is mature, tidy, helpful and motivated. The help we need is to mind the 2 children in the mornings SOMETIMES for 1 hour getting them ready for school and to catch the school bus. Cook the evening meal if we're working.
    Interaction with the kids is a must and previous genuine experience is good.
    You need to be good at cooking, very important as we will need meals cooked sometimes.

    A bit of daily housework as well, we are a very tidy family so the house is in order. We would like someone who is very reliable and doesn't want to sleep in all morning or sit on their phone all day. Wi-fi is very limited due to our location.
    We run an accommodation business so we would need those cleaned to a high standard and ready for our next guests but this is not too often, and we of course will be helping.
    We have a few animals that need tended to daily but nothing too big of a task. We have a couple of horses and you are welcome to work with them if you know what you are doing. Our daughter would love lessons if the right person came along.
    If we are not at work then days off for you to explore Fiordland. We are happy to work in with you.
    Mountain bike available to use. If you have your own car that would be a real bonus. We live 7km from town.
    We can not provide a vehicle.
    We are located in a rural setting.

    We have 1 room away from the main house with a double bed for our helper. With an en-suite separate your cottage only a few steps away. Your own space in a small warm cottage with a comfortable double bed.
    No schemers, free loaders please. We've had 2 really bad helpers recently and got fully taken advantage of so we are being more careful, so we are sorry if this sounds grumpy! (But are not)
    Only good honest people apply please. We are a friendly easy going family.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn how we live our busy outdoors life here in NZ. spend time with our family . chance to explore the rural settings, explore the area as it is beautiful.

  • Help


    Minding the children in the mornings if we are working. Homework & housework, we are a clean & tidy family and would like our home kept tidy. Cooking good tasty evening meals is really helpful. House keeping, building, pet care, baking, maintenance are all jobs we need help with.
    We like to trail our helper/s for maybe 5 days and if it works out we are happy to extend the stay if it suits us all.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Double bed in own small Cottage. Own private NEW en-suite outside the cabin, only a few meters away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Te anau is the walking capital of the world.... this is how it is advertised. So plenty of walking tracks in the area. And gateway to milford and doubtful sounds.
    This is our first time trying this out so please excuse the vague description!
    We like the outdoors. So are an active family.
    We are non smokers. Have plenty of animals. Don't wear footwear in our home. Only eat at the kitchen table as a family & phones are banned then (it's a respectful thing to do)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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