Help with garden maintenance near Otaki, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    We are looking for enthusiastic travellers who would like to share our lifestyle for a few weeks. We share our time between Wellington city and our lifestyle block one hour away in the country. Two properties keep us busy and we are finding it difficult to maintain our rural farmlet. Wellington city is known as the "coolest little capital in the world" and we think our lifestyle block is a little piece of heaven only 10 kilometres from the coastal beach and with a beautiful river on our doorstep. We would expect our volunteers to come back into the city with us a couple of days a week.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We are an easy going couple with adult children who no longer live at home and we like to make the most of both the places we own. Our visitors would be able to access great biking, tramping and swimming/surfing as well as river based activities including fishing.

  • Help


    We need help with general large garden maintenance. Lawns, hedges, pruning, weeding, and some minor house maintenance. Volunteers need to be able to manage light machinery at times. Couples preferred.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home in the country and in the city we have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Both homes have stunning views and in Wellington we are within walking distance of the city centre.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no public transport at our country home but we can pick up and deliver volunteers to local transport, bus or train 8 kms away in Otaki. Of course we can all travel into town together on our days off.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Your hosts, Kay and Peter
Our outdoor bath
View to the sea
Alpacas in the paddock
The pizza oven
Welcome in
Our country home

Host ref number: 252244614427