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.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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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.
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.
We have a newly renovated warm, cosy room for guests with its own bathroom upstairs in our house.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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