Help with our daily chores in Tairua, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hello, we are a professional couple, semi retired, based in Tairua on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. We are a 10 minute walk from the beach and a 5 minute walk from the local shops. We have a second property at Lake Tarawera (20 minutes drive from Rotorua) and spend time here too

    We are 42yrs and 38yrs and both work from home. We have one dog.

    We spend alot of our time mountain biking and travelling around NZ (North and South Island) as we can both work remotely and have flexible work times.

    We are looking for someone to assist us with day to day chores around the house and when we are on holiday (food shopping, cooking, washing, walking the dog from time to time etc etc). We are very flexible with hours and days off etc and if we find the right person will be happy to work with them to suit both parties.

    We are looking for someone from October to June (with Christmas to end of January off). During this time we will be travelling to and from Tairua and Lake Tarawera from October to Christmas then we will be in the South Island from end January to beginning of June approx.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are very flexible with times and if we find the right person will work with them to suit both parties. We are both very active, into mountain biking, boating here in Tairua at sea/around the islands, and down at our second residence on the lake. We will also be travelling around the South Island and will be more than happy to include our traveller in our travels and experiences.

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  • Help


    Main job is the food shopping and cooking (mostly dinners and sometimes preparing lunch and breakfast), general housework, assisting in packing/unpacking gear and sporting gear and walking the dog but this would not be daily as we are out and about with him lots. Being a good cook is essential :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a fully self contained unit in our back garden, which backs onto a reserve which is very quiet. When we are at the lake, we have a caravan and a unit which our traveller can use. When we are in the South Island we will be using a variety of accommodations. With regard food, we will be paying for our travellers food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    So much to do around the Coromandel (beaches and bush) and Lake Tarawera/Rotorua and the South Island on time off. As described above, we are flexible with our work hours (often working in the evenings) and during the days are often out mountain biking etc. We are pretty quiet people but also like to go out and have a beer or two at the pub after a long day out!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3 hours per day, 5 days per week

Host ref number: 121382114124