People with practical skills wanted to help out at a friendly suburban Kiwi family home in Auckland.


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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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    ####A current project is converting a van into a camper so carpentry skills valued.
    Also building a retaining wall and trimming trees.####

    Hello ,Are you handy, practical and skilled creating and fixing things around the home?
    I have a large, comfortable home in a leafy, suburban area of West Auckland called Titirangi. And a little holiday cabin near Thames in Coromandel.
    My home is friendly, sociable and fun
    I am seeking help on building projects, gardening, landscaping,home maintenance, painting,cleaning, plumbing etc. We have plenty of space and there is ALWAYS work to be done. We like to create funky things and spaces using up-cycled and recycled materials.
    Our home is in a lovely part of the city fringe close to bush, beach and funky cafes and bars. We have bikes etc and can lend a car for local travel if you have license and are over 25 for the insurance
    Auckland City is an easy commute. We also have projects at our cabin in Thames.
    We have been hosting Work -awayers for 6 and a half years now. Please see our great feedback.
    An ideal stay is between 4 and 10 days.
    We would love to exchange accommodation and food and hospitality in exchange for your help.
    Would suit a couple or 2 friends who will keep each other company when not working.

    Couples with reasonable English preferred.
    Stay between 3 and 14 days

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can check out the Waitakere Ranges, West Coast beaches and Auckland City while you stay. And then you can stay in Coromandel too.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    If you are handy with a hammer, saw, shovel and a paintbrush, we need you.
    If you are good at cleaning and organising we need you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Double bedrooms available in the house, a caravan out side and a funky cabin near Thames.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would be just as happy with a couple or two friends. Especially if that brings extra skills.
    You need to have good English and we can help you improve it.
    I prefer to hear from people who are actually here in NZ and ready to come and work.
    If you are handy and practical and can work with wood , plumbing and build we are extra keen to have you.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (Max. 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 18535757484b