Help us out - Busy Family in the Maratoto Valley, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Currently we are looking for two people to help with re-staining our house. There are other tasks around the house to be done such as gardening and some household chores BUT the staining will take priority.
    You must be able to speak very good or fluent English, have initiative and be able to work unsupervised.
    We ask for 5hrs a day, five days a week.

    ABOUT US -
    Let us share with you the beautiful Maratoto Valley in Hikutaia!
    We are a rural dairy farm. Our farm allows for lots of great bike riding on the Hauraki Rail Trail and swimming holes in the summer. The Karangahake Gorge and The Pinnicles are only a short drive away if you have your OWN transport. Where we live is rural so no public transport but we are only a bike ride from our local dairy/cafe. We do have pushbikes to borrow or we could drop you at public transport in Thames or Paeroa, public transport from Paeroa or Thames can take you anywhere you want. We also have a pool.
    We are happy for you to join us in our activities but if you wish to travel around you would need your own vehicle.
    We have three children aged 9, 11 and 13. They don't need looking after but love to play and swim.
    We love meeting new people that are prepared to use their initiative, muck in and join in with our family.
    We are a kiwi farming family and Sheryl is an EMT officer on the St John Ambulance - we work hard and enjoy life.
    We want you to enjoy your stay with us and you are welcome to join in with our activities. We are easy going, happy people that like to laugh and we welcome you to join us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • 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

    This is a great place for people who need to have a break from travelling.
    Need to be around family (or are missing their family) - we treat our helpers as part of our family.
    Great place to just stop for a while and reground yourself.
    Check out our references.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We always have plenty of healthy food on hand and eat healthy meals. We feed our visiting guest really well!!!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    - Your own private, sleep out away from the house. Cosy and warm with a veranda to a beautiful view. This is out of bounds to our kids so you can take some time off uninterrupted.
    - a comfy bed
    - unlimited WiFi - inside the house only, it does not reach up to the sleep out.
    - wholesome, healthy food, laughter and a chance to experience life with a kiwi family.
    - we are happy for you to join us but if you wish to travel around you would need your own vehicle.
    - share bathroom and toilet in main house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    All our meat comes off the farm, including milk, honey and sometimes eggs. We eat standard healthy diets, easy but yummy meals. There's always plenty of food in our house! And the kids love to cook and bake. We all eat meat except Sheryl who does not eat red meat.

    By car - 20 mins to Thames, 10 mins to Paeroa, 1.5 hrs to Coromandel, 1 hr to Auckland & Hamilton, 20 mins to Waihi Beach.
    Bus's go daily from Thames to the Coromandel, we are happy to drop you into the bus on your days off.

  • 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 5 hrs a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 156412674355