Tree House in the Nook needs help painting near Parua Bay, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    Our beautiful Tree House is set in a commanding location near Parua Bay (Whangarei Heads) with water views from every window. It's just the two of us living here and we currently need help with painting the house.

    Philip is a retired engineer who likes fixing things and Anastasia is an artist trying to chip away time from garden and house work for her creative pursuits. We are looking for interesting people to exchange ideas, have deep conversations with and who can help around the house and garden.

    We are both vegan, we love good food and we love animals. Anastasia likes to experiment in the kitchen. We also like to go sailing, travel a lot and learn new things.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a well traveled Australian-Estonian couple who like to keep up to date with current events, learn new things and challenge our perceptions. We care deeply about the environment, animal welfare and many other social issues and try to live in harmony with our values. We love meeting new people and discussing ideas in depth. We are both experts in our respective fields and don't mind sharing our experiences and knowledge with those who are curious to learn more.
    For those interested in outdoor activities there are many sights, hikes and walking trails nearby. A beautiful secluded beach is a stone throw away from the house and a dramatic ocean beach a short drive away.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The main thing we need help with right now is some outdoor painting, weeding and cleaning. We are having a few weeks full of work, with tradespeople painting the house but there are little jobs that need doing alongside that and we could use some help. The work needs to be done as soon as possible so we are open to last minute requests.

    Work around the house: help with cooking and cleaning would be greatly appreciated.

    We love guests who have curiosity, who can work independently and take initiative, this is the most important aspect for us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Estonian: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation we offer our guests is clean, freshly renovated and private. Guest bedroom, bathroom and sitting area is located on the lower level of the house with its own private entrance.
    The main living area and kitchen are on the middle level. We ask our guests to respect our vegan household and also to help with cooking every once in a while. Any kind of initiative when it comes to sharing recipes or baked goods is highly valued. A fully stocked pantry and pile of cook books available for adventurous chefs.
    We also have a piano and a ukulele that we would love for you to use during your stay.
    Unfortunately we don't have any animals or pets as we live in a kiwi conservation area. If need be we could accommodate dogs if they are happy to stay indoors and go for walks on a lead.
    Our internet is currently very limited and we are only using our mobile plans at this time. We recommend arming yourself with a decent mobile plan. We do have plenty of books and movies to share.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You need a car to access the property or get around in this area. If you don't have your own car we can arrange to pick you up from town. The local village is 5 minutes away with shop and cafe. We encourage our guests to use their time off to explore the area and take advantage of the beautiful nature trails, hikes and beaches.

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 126247974639