Join our family and share your culture with us. New Zealand.


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    Hi there,

    I am a stay at home mum that moved into this adorable house build by pulling a horse and cart in the 1920's. As a homeschooling mum with 3 children under 7 and a partner who is travelling worldwide most of the year, I am keen to spend time improving our house and garden while keeping on discovering our surroundings.
    While Mike is working as a stuntman and setting up ACE, a charity that stands for Aquatic Care and Education I have taken on the task to move in and make the house suitable for our family. We fell in love with this gorgeous natural grounds and the spirit of a house where nothing looks straight. The house is fully build with Kauri wood and is located right next to the Herekino forest. It is build on the most beautiful Clay ground and part of our homeschooling project is to learn how to turn the ground into useable clay for sculpting. We are using the natural resources around the property to build vegetable gardens and sustainable living. Our goal is to live off grid in the next 2 years and turn this beautiful place in a sanctuary for humans and animals a like. Finding harmony and using your help to extend our children classroom beyond the 4 wall of a traditional classroom is our key to successfully achieve this goal. We welcome you to join into to this quest.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you would benefit from spending time in the Far North of New Zealand. This Magnificent place is next door to the Kaitaia walking track and only 15 min away from 90 mile beach or shipwreck bay. Both beaches are amazing places to soak up some of New Zealands beautiful nature. Also being from Belgium myself I can introduce Dutch, French or support you with the English Language if you seek to introduce or improve those skills for yourself. I am also an art teacher by trade and even though I'm a little rusty I would be happy to start picking up teaching some of those skills again as well. I like the practise of living healthily, mindfully and in harmony. So if you feel the need to come back to basics this is a good place to be.

  • Help


    We choose to study from home so a helping hand with projects and jobs in and around the property as well as teaching in general is a welcome gift. Any of your skills in art, music,, sustainable living, languages as well as introducing your culture to our family are also part of what we would like to see.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, Dutch, English and currently learning Maori.

  • Accommodation


    We live in an old villa that has been pulled by horse and cart around 1920. We have a spare room in the house for 1 person to start with. You will require a car as we live rurally, yet very close to town, beaches and walking tracks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time off there are walking tracks, surfing beaches close by, there is a cinema, a museum and library within 5 minutes and three different swimming pools in town. Only 1 hour from here there are also surfing dunes. We have yet to discover our surroundings ourselves, so we welcome you along this journey of course.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week

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