Come and help on a lifestyle block in West Auckland, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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    18/08/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello. We have a wonderful 10 acre lifestyle block close to the villages of Waimauku and Kumeu (wine country) in the north west part of Auckland, just 35 mins drive to the city outside of the rush hour and 20 mins drive to the beautiful Muriwai (surf/swim) beach, there are also a few walking/hiking opportunities nearby.
    I keep a small flock of sheep, I'll be adding to the livestock at some stage.
    My daughter stays with me on alternate weeks so you need to be very comfortable around children and happy to interact as and when. Her grandfather lives on the property in a separate house, he's always keen to help with whatever jobs are being worked on and is usually around to answer questions when I’m not.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have been hosting travellers on another platform for a couple of years now and have very much enjoyed learning from each other and hearing about the different and varied lifestyles of our helpers and their travels. I also enjoy being able to share our daily lives and having people join in with us on our adventures...
    It's a rural location, peaceful, with views over the property. A quiet escape from the busy city life...

  • Help

    Help

    There is a “Young” orchard and large vege garden constantly in need of upkeep.
    Ideally I am looking for someone to help out with a variety of jobs around the garden (weeding; mowing; mulching; vege growing, orchard etc.) the property (fencing; wood stacking; tidying up; general maintenance etc.) and with the animals.
    When my daughter is home, getting up to help with the morning school run is appreciated and occasionally after school (for an hour or so).
    You do need to be trustworthy, responsible and, when necessary, able to work safely on your own.
    *️*️Non-smokers only please.*️*️

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is provided in the house with your own bedroom, shared bathroom and living areas.
    I have a TV and a DVD player, Wi-Fi access (not unlimited so subject to acceptable use).
    I always appreciate offers of help with planning menus, shopping and sharing the cooking; there will be occasions when you`ll need to prepare/cook food for yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no local bus or train service, the nearest shops are approx. 3km away.
    There are occasions when I can accept 2 people, feel free to enquire about availability.
    I can pick up locally if you don`t have your own transport and we can discuss getting out and about during a stay if you`re happy to fit in with whatever plans we can make to help.
    My interests outside my job and the property include tramping/hiking, camping and sailing. I am more than happy to share these pursuits with you if they appeal and time allows during your stay.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day (over 5 days) is the expectation but I'm happy to discuss when the hours are worked and on which days


Host ref number: 128856612383