Help with our hobby farm and some renovations and decorating at our home in Whangarei, New Zealand


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    Derek and I live in our harbour-Side home, in a semi rural location, on the outskirts of Whangarei, Northland, Derek commutes to work in Whangarei and I work from home. I run an Airbnb in some of our spare rooms.

    However, it is our residential home, with large grounds including gardens and native trees, we need help with. We are new to this property and I have a lot of plans to develop an urban farm with poultry, orchards and vegetable gardens. We are also planning some renovations/ decorating we may need help with in the future.

    We have two elderly small dogs and a cranky cat. The dogs enjoy getting out from time to time.

  • 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
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Extensive film/book library covering NZ culture and history
    Growing with nature
    Animal care
    Cooking and growing food
    Hosts offer a variety of day trips.
    Spend time in the natural environment and enjoy the harbour foreshore

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Stay for up to a week. Accommodation and meals in exchange for 5 hours help per day (5 days of the week).

    We could use help with a number of projects inside and out. Including renovations, landscaping, gardening, processing garden produce and decorating. We also offer house hold chores, inside and out to anybody who is interested. Window cleaning is a particular need.

    We have some work in the garden and some painting available at the moment.

    I also would like people who are handy with a camera and can help document our wee farm on social media.

  • 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own bedroom in our modern 5 bedroom. No smoking on or outside of our property due to fire risk and poor role modelling for local youth. No drunken or intoxicated behaviour.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please note: a working holiday visa is required for all Workawayers who are not New Zealand or Australian citizens. Please see the working holiday section on the web site for NZ .
    We are happy to collect volunteers from Whangarei. There is walking, swimming and fishing at our door-step

  • 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

    Hi, I promote my B&B and travel through FB Insta and website

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day, 5 days per week (and meals included)

Host ref number: 145196367485