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Come to our place in Mangawhai to experience living in a small NZ coastal settlement

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 15 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    My husband and I live in a character homestead nestled in a quite valley with a stream running through it, set on 20 acres. We are in the process of renovating the house and improving the garden. We have sheep and cattle grazing managed by our neighbour. I am a part time bookkeeper working online from home, my husband is a building contractor working on specialised building contracts all over NZ. We have two sons who live in Auckland and Melbourne. We bought our property in Mangawhai 15 years ago but have only moved to live here permanently in April 2018. We would very much like some Workaway guests to come help us with things and also enjoy our relaxed life style in this beautiful part on NZ.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Come to our place in Mangawhai to experience living in a small NZ coastal settlement. We would hope that you will enjoy living with us and appreciate our way of life. I enjoy walking and bike riding and am always keen for someone to join me. We enjoy meeting people from other countries and learning about their culture.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Help with the house and grounds as well as some farm work would be greatly appreciated. We are also open to guests cooking if they wish.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a newly renovated warm, cosy room for guests with its own bathroom upstairs in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can pick you up and drop you off at the Intercity bus stop on state highway 1, Kaiwaka. I can provide some transport to the Village when I go to shop and the Market. We have superb beaches, walks and top surf spots very nearby.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 251847665864

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Help in the garden and around the house and learn about rural life in New Zealand
Come and join our family in New Zealand.