Help around our family lakeside house in Queenstown, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are both fully qualified architects designing a bespoke new passivhaus home, 30m away from one of the most scenic lakes in the Queenstown region of New Zealand.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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

    I have 25 years of design and building experience so much to learn about architecture, sustainability, interior design and my wife is an architect specializing in landscape design from the Politecnico di Milano. We are fun sociable people with a nine year old son and we love meeting new people. My wife is Italian and a great cook. We also know a lot about native plants and we will be working with the native reforestation trust to help enhance the local environment around us.

  • Help


    We are building a new house and we need assistance with odd jobs, painting, landscaping, buidling decks, plastering, and planting trees

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a double bedroom under our house which is on the same site as where our new house is being built. It has its own separate bathroom and a shared TV room next to it. The room looks out over Lake Hayes which is one of the most beautiful locations in all of the Queenstown area. The lake is also great for swimming in summer. We have bikes and kayaks for you to use and we can provide meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a busstop 500m down the road which has a regular service to Queenstown and Arrowtown. I don't need to mention the sites as our area is one of the most desirable tourist destinations in New Zealand. There is plenty of hiking biking and site seeing to be done.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 169662571795