Experience living in an off-grid Tiny House, helping us with garden and home projects in the Bay of Islands, NZ


New Zealand


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  • Description


    1.5 acres bush in scenic reserve, with kiwi, weka, tui and other native birds, minutes away from beaches and the charming village of Russell. Your accommodation is a Tiny House with ecologically sensitive and green systems. If you'd like to spend some time in the Bay of Islands, would like your own place, do your own thing in exchange for a couple of hours work - let us know ;-)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Multi cultural background and understanding. We immigrated 30 years ago and have been very involved with the community here. We owned and run a restaurant for 10 years, and Peter is now a paramedic with the St John ambulance. We offer local knowledge, advise etc

  • Help


    General garden and property projects, tree trimmings, pathways, painting, maintenance etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swiss, German, Dutch, Italian, French

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own Tiny House on the property, enjoying privacy, peaceful bush surroundings and impressive views. The TH has power (solar), hot water, kitchen, bathroom and composting toilet.

    The Tiny House has it's own kitchen, fridge and cooking facilities to give our guests freedom to cook and eat when and what they like. We make a point in inviting our guests to a shared dinner when appropriate and appreciated.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hiking, sailing, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paragliding, golfing, horse riding and much more... we have some of the best restaurants and vineyards in the neighbourhood but when you stay in, you get to hear our own Kiwi and Wekka as well as other native birds. Because we live rurally we can only accept guest that have their own car/transport.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hrs/person per day with 1 day off a week

Our property
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Your host: Silvia, Peter & Radar the irish wolfhound
Your private Whare Iti (Tiny House)
Your kitchen
Your view
Hole in the Rock (nearby)
Longbeach, Russell
Cape Brett Hike, Lighthouse stay
Whangamumu beach, nearby
There is a good chance you may see dolphins ...

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Host ref number: 248385837358