Help maintain our land and avocados in Bay of Plenty, near Tauranga, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    We live approx 12 kms out of the city of Tauranga. We have an avocado orchard which is spray free. Approx 70 trees that are picked in March . Our total land area of nearly 3 acres. We keep free range chickens for their eggs and have a small dog. We have 3 adult children one of who spends half her week with us. Our land and home are restful places , not a lot of noise from us or the neighbours! We enjoy walking, growing things, looking after the land and my husband enjoys working with wood.
    I am a retired special needs teacher. I sometimes run concerts for folk/ bluegrass/jazz/blues musicians. My husband plays the cello, classical guitar and recorder and is also retired.
    I can cater for vegans and vegetarians as well as omnivores.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area of the Bay has a lot to offer. Beautiful beaches, tramping in the bush, a great climate and fairly lively city. We live approx 12kms from the CBD but may be able to help with transport.

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    We have 2 and a half acres of land with incorporates an acre of avocado orchard which is spray free ie no insecticides are used on the trees. We need help with work on the land, weeding, mulching, log splitting, fertilisng trees, pruning and general garden/house and small building jobs and maintenance. The type of work does require some physical strength and stamina so strong men are prefered

  • Languages spoken

    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    you would have a bedroom in our 4 bedroomed home and your own bathroom. Possibly also a car if you have a license for 7 years and some years experience. My son is vegan and I eat very little meat but my husband is an omnivore . I am able to cater for vegans and vegetarians.

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    What else ...

    At home there is my self and occasionally our daughter who is a student nurse. My husband is at home as he has now retired. We live a quiet life . We will respect your space but you are welcome to socialise with us if you feel you want to. My husband is a cellist in the city orchestra and a recorder player and practices 3 or 4 times a week in one of the 2 lounges in our home. We prefer helpers who are non smokers. No smoking indoors.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Space for parking camper vans

    We have 4 acres and plenty of level tar seal to park on and access to mains power and also hot shower in an outside small shed..

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    Hours expected

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

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