Help around our family lakeside house in Queenstown, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 21 Mar 2023



 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

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • 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 ten year old son and we love meeting new people. My wife is Italian. 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


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

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: 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


    We have a whole house sitting empty situated 60m away from one of the most scenic lakes in NZ and we need several people to stay there to work to assist with planting lawns and gardens under the warm Central Otago sunshine. The lake is also great for swimming in summer. We have bikes and kayaks for you to use but as you will be in your own stand-alone house you will have to take care of your own meals. You will have complete independence. Our house is also only 500m away from a bus stop into central Queenstown.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a bus stop 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.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets


  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 169662571795



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