Renovating an old cottage on our property 15 minutes from Whangarei / Kamo, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a rural area, 15 minutes from Whangarei / Kamo. We are renovating an old cottage on our property to make into a bed and breakfast with a studio to host visiting artists. We can use any skills and what you don't know we will show you!

    Work is flexible to suit yours and our needs. About 4 hours a day, but you can combine 2 days (8 hours) then have a day off travelling (or more). We can guide you and point you in the right direction, what to see in our beautiful area.

    Having your own transport is an advantage as we live rural (but not essential). I travel to work daily so can run you into town. Hana works from home mainly in the b & b. Prefer stays of about 2 weeks if thats ok, we will discuss everything to make it easy for you.
    We are a non-smoking family and have 3 very friendly dogs, so you must be ok with dogs. This is a non-smoking property.

    Meals often on the deck where we eat together with sweeping views in a warm, relaxed family friendly atmosphere (unless its pouring with rain like today!). Accommodation is in the nearly finished bed & breakfast cottage, or a room with en-suite in the main house depending on bookings. Plenty of free wifi. Great sense of humor + love of music and musical instruments an advantage!

    The Bay of Islands and Paihia are only an hour and a quarter from us so it is a lovely base for exploring the north of NZ, Auckland is just 2 1/2 hours away.
    The nearest suburb is just 7 minutes drive away for restaurants, doctors etc, and the CBD of Whangarei 15-20 mins.

    Thanks for reading our profile and we look forward to hosting you,
    Richard and Hana.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a warm, caring kiwi family and will show you how we live, our culture, our values, and help you on your journey in any way we can. We love to hear about different backgrounds and to share our stories. Sense of humor and advantage!! Plenty of musical instruments here!

  • Help

    Help

    We are renovating an old cottage on our property to make into a bed and breakfast with a studio to host visiting artists. We need all kinds of help.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hebrew

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have free wi-fi and usually a double room with en-suite or the now nearly completed b&b cottage, depending if we have other guests. The cottage we are renovating is ready now, at least to sleep and shower in and is beautiful, quiet, secluded and rebuilt by Hana using recycled native timbers.
    Just contact/call up and ask.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot to see in our area if you like the country - plenty of beaches. One workaway visitor was so taken aback by one of the beaches that he visited it 3 times! Visitors use our home as a base for touring the area. There is no public transport out here but we make frequent trips to town if you need to be collected/dropped off.
    We are non-smokers. Let us know of any dietary requirements.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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






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