Help at a Homestay on a surf beach in Piha Beach on the West coast of New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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    Hi my name is Geoff and we are currently looking for help in our small Homestay on Auckland's West Coast of New Zealand. You will share with my family of 9 year old son, Chuey the cat and Layla the dog and about 7 or 8 chickens :)

    AVAILABILITY 2020 (updated 24th Nov 2020)
    From 10th Jan 2021,

    Helping here is an opportunity for members of Workaway to have a unique NZ cultural experience in the remote coastal village of Piha Beach in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park.

    Preferably you can help for period of at least 3 weeks.

    We can only book a few months ahead for our helpers so when you know your travel plans in our area send us an email and we can figure out the best time for you to come.

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    Please also include your:
    -Dates available to help and intended length of stay
    -Gender: male/female (so we can match helpers sharing accommodation)
    -Age
    -Nationality
    -Past experience,
    -Hobbies, interests

    Please note that this is not full-time employment, it is an opportunity to stay by a beautiful beach. to meet other people and experience the remote coastal village and surrounding beaches and forests.

    As a Workawayer your intention should be that you genuinely wish to help and learn new things and enjoy a NZ experience with us

    We can provide accommodation but not food, other than from the garden and eggs from the chickens =)

    There is no major supermarket at Piha so best to do all your food shopping before you arrive here (although we can give you a ride to the supermarket during your stay) Also no ATM or petrol station.

    Please make sure you have researched the area and that it is a place you would like to stay as it is quite remote from the city/urban life

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  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It is a homely atmosphere here with plenty of social interaction with the guests from around the world and the friendly Piha locals. Also a good opportunity to improve your English language.

    Experience the New Zealand culture and people- We visit local community events for example ANZAC day and visit the local clubs - the Piha RSA, Piha Surf Lifesaving Club, Piha Bowling Club where you can meet local people and experience the real New Zealand culture and not the usual tourist thing. As this is also my home with my family of my 9 year old son, Chuey the cat and Layla the dog we have birthdays and other holiday celebrations which you can be involved in.

    Learn about gardening and NZ native plants and the removal of invasive weeds with our project restoring the native ecosystem on the property and in the local community.

    Learn and improve your surfing skills. Piha is popular for surfing and a hub for beach culture. I can give you my local knowledge and advice as a Piha Lifeguard and Surfer.

    You will also learn how to run a guesthouse and we can teach you to use the booking management system (several of our helpers have gone on to open their own accommodation businesses after their experience here)

    Learn the guitar - we have two here for you to use and many of our helpers have started playing guitar while staying here.
    There are also many awesome bush and beach walks and waterfalls nearby and you will have plenty of time off to explore the area and its and culture.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Housekeeping, helping with guests and general help around the house looking after the vegetable garden and chickens and some dog walking.
    General maintenance eg Mowing the lawns, chopping firewood, painting and other building projects, and help with our never-ending eco project - the removal of invasive weeds and the restoration of the native ecosystem on the property and around the community.
    Work hours are minimal, less than 3 hours per day, so that you have plenty of free time. This is not full-time employment, it is an opportunity to stay and meet other people and experience the remote coastal village and surrounding beaches and forests.

  • 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 shared with all bedding, linen and towels provided. Using the guest house area shared kitchen and bathrooms, laundry.
    Free WiFi

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are a lot of activities you can do in this area, Surfing, swimming, bush walks, beautiful sunsets, native bush, water falls. You will have plenty of time off to explore the area.

    There is no major supermarket at Piha so best to do all your food shopping before you arrive here. Also no ATM or petrol station.

    ! Please make sure you have researched the area and that it is a place you would like to stay as it is quite remote from the city/urban life !

    There is no public transport to Piha, so if you dont have your own vehicle we can meet you at the nearest train station, and can also give you a ride to the supermarket and other places 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have free WiFi and it is fast enough for most internet use other than very large file uploads. We also have a desk/work area for use.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes we have space for a campervan if you would prefer that.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 21 hours per week

Guest bedroom
Shared Lounge
Guest Bunkroom
Geoff your Host
Piha Beach and Lion Rock
Shared Kitchen

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