Help with gardening and property maintenance, New Zealand



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I am busy sewing and looking after dogs. The property is rather large and there is always plenty to do. Trees to trim, gardens to weed, compost making, planting, harvesting, maintenance and cleaning. The house is situated beside a pristine river and native trees. You can relax in nature or beside the river, which provides good swimming. You need to like dogs as there are several.
    I require people with useful skills. Four hours per day of concentrated help is expected. Most of the food is fresh from the garden.
    There are many great beaches nearby, the closest being 25 minutes drive. The local shop is 15 minutes drive.

    Keywords: vegetarian, vegan, organic, Northland, nature, animals, forest.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have a sewing room and I restore furniture. I can teach helpers these skills in their spare time. This is an organic property beside the river, amongst the trees. I have two or more dogs and four bantams.

  • Help


    Gardening and general maintenance help required. Landscaping projects, trimming trees, woodwork, restoration, firewood, cleaning, mulching the garden, planting vegetables, painting and repairs. I have a good workshop with plenty of tools. Workawayers need to have practical skills, be able to use tools and be able to achieve good results from their work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a garden room with a single bed and a garden room with a double bed. I supply vegetarian or vegan food, helpers can share the cooking or do the dishes after dinner. The house has all the amenities needed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are bush walks nearby and a 25 minute drive to beautiful beaches. The local shop sells coffee, snacks and healthy food.

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    If you supply your own internet, there is good reception.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can park your vehicle on the driveway.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are welcome if they don't chase chickens.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 days - 25 hours help weekly is required and either cook dinner or wash the dishes in the evening.

Host ref number: 243562987482

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