Help us with gardening and odd-jobs in the small seaside village of Hampden, New Zealand

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  • Last activity: 09/01/2023




  • Description


    We would really like some help with our garden, pruning trees and weeding, due to illness and operations, we cannot do as much as we used to, hence the need of some assistance. We have been very involved in all aspects of Rotary over many years, as well as Local Body Council, and various other organizations. Had several businesses connected to the tourist industry mainly the Central Otago area around Queenstown. Colin and I have various hobbies including vintage and classic cars, he spends many hours just pottering around in his garage. Things that Rosemary enjoys are Patchwork and quilting, crochet, knitting, painting, decoupage,
    We have two adult children, and 6 Grand children. Tania our daughter lives in this area she has her own computer business, also is a very talented artist. Wayne our son is an airline pilot living in Dubai, they have four children.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are fully conversant with history of the Otago area, or general knowledge about NZ they may want to know.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a beautiful large property but need help with weeding and want mulching spread on garden, and general outside tidying. Also we would occasionally like our spoutings cleaned out on the house, it is two storied so would have to climb a ladder.Sometimes window cleaning, if wet outside there is always some ironing to do.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a double room, with en. suite, and TV. all meals, and company during the evenings if wanted, as we like to hear stories of their home towns and travels. We are well used to entertaining overseas visitors. Internet is available.
    Enjoy the songs of the many species of native birds in the garden, among them are Tui,
    Bellbird, Wood Pigeon, Fantail, in the background is the sound of the sea.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the small seaside village of Hampden, very popular with overseas tourists, 30 minutes South of Oamaru town, and it's much visited historic precinct, beautiful buildings and harbour. Penguin Colony also in this vicinity. Also we have the very famous Moeraki Boulders, and long clean sandy beaches. Fishing charters operate from nearby.
    50 mins further south is Dunedin, Famous for its University, Larnach Castle, and magnificent Railway Station. A short drive down the Otago Peninsula is the Albatross Colony. Port Chalmers is interesting with many Cafes, gift shops and a cruise ship base .
    Transport is available for short excursions only.

    we would expect that people appreciate and respect our home as they would their own.

  • 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: 143638593926

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