landscaping and gardening near the beach in Matakana country, New Zealand.

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    Hi, we're a family of 4 living in the beautiful Mahurangi peninsular, about an hour north of Auckland. we're offering a self contained 1 bedroom 'mini house' on our 2 hectare property in exchange for 15 hours work per week, split over the week. The work will vary depending on the day but mostly landscaping and helping in our market gardens, specializing in salad greens. we have 2 home schooled children, luka 13 and mali 10. we also have 2 dogs and 2 cats, some sheep, a goat plus lots of chickens!

    please note, we take a minimum of 2 people, and they must be 25 or older.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help


    we only take couples or 2 friends willing to share the 'mini' house together.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    we have market gardens using a no till method called 'bio intensive'. this is not just organic gardening but creating nutrient dense greens for the local farmers market in Matakana. we enjoy meeting and socializing with people from different countries. we have traveled extensively ourselves and love exchanging travels stories!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, french, dutch, a bit of spanish

  • Accommodation


    A one bedroom 'mini house' in a bush setting. the space is small but perfect for 2 to share. there is a living/kitchen downstairs and a mezzanine upstairs. there is a small shower room and composting toilet. this offer is accommodation only so you provide for your own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we live just outside the little settlement of 'snells beach' and a short drive to the 'matakana wine country' area. there are plenty of things to do in your free time. the local beaches are lovely and there are lots of walks in the area. we offer our bikes for you to use to explore.

  • 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

    max 15 hours per week worked over 4 or 5 days

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our gardens
the garden beds
Our house
the accommodation 'minihouse'
sofa bed
mezzanine bedroom
compost toilet
a local beach
our local beach
the beautiful white sands of Omaha beach
The stream and water hole in our bush
A view of the local area
One of the many local beaches

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