Join our family of four living in a quiet seaside town of Ahipara, New Zealand


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  • Description


    Hi, we are a family of 4 living in a quiet sea side town in the Far North. We are mainly looking for someone to help with gardening, child care and cleaning.
    We are all about working hard and playing hard and socialising. Hours will be flexible and we will be heading to the beach or bush for adventures and surfing as much as possible.

    Hugo works locally and I work from home and have 2 daughters (6 1/2 yrs and 5yrs).
    Hugo can speak french and is teaching our daughters so if you can speak french then that is a great bonus.
    We enjoy getting outside and regularly go surfing, kite surfing, spearfishing and hiking.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    You get to live with an awesome family in the lovely beach side town of Ahipara. We are interested in getting to know our visitors and sharing with them the things we enjoy doing and the places we like to visit locally.
    In summer we like to spend a lot of time at the beach, often going round the point to surf.
    We have also travelled extensively around NZ ourselves so enjoying discussing all that NZ has to offer.
    We are all about having fun and making the most out of life. If you love cleaning, kids and getting outside then we would love to hear from you.

  • Help


    The main help would include cleaning, gardening and some childcare.
    Ideally you would love to clean and do dishes (I much prefer to do the cooking) and really enjoy the company of children. We would love it if you helped them speak french (if you can). Also if you can play and teach guitar, ukulele or drums to help teach our children as well. Or any other skill you have that you think you could teach we would be open to discussing.
    Work hours are flexible and you will need to work within our family routine, and have initiative around helping out in the home. Some days will be busy but others there will be only be a couple of hours work and on weekends we mainly play.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own bedroom with double bed.
    We will provide food and I usually do all the cooking, however I am open to anyone helping in the kitchen if they enjoy cooking. We eat well and most things such as roast dinners, lots of lentils, veggies, soups, salads and eggs are common as well as fresh fish depending on when you are staying. We can accommodate most dietary requirements and if there is anything specific we can discuss this as need be.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the lovely Far North area with lots of beaches, regional parks and walks. These all require your own transport to get to.
    There is public bus transport from Auckland to Kaitaia but limited transport locally to be able to explore the area therefore having your own car means you will really get to see and enjoy what the area has to offer. However, depending on how long you stay with us, we do enjoy taking visitors with us on our adventures and there are usually plenty of those on a regular basis.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 243499121662