Live in a quaint historic cottage set in a cozy village in Waikato, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We’re a relaxed creative family of 4.
    (8 if you include our cat, two ducks and goat) our two kids are 3.5 and 1 yrs old.
    Getting to know people with different background and cultures is something we love doing especially when it comes to food ;)
    We live in a quaint historic cottage set in a cozy village in the country and have 1300sq m of land.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Some basic country living, good interaction with some animals, great community around us in terms of good ‘ol kiwi hospitality, we run our own business too so we’re happy to share/encourage how we’ve done that, there’s a few good walks near by that people travel a long way to do.

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  • Help


    We’re looking for people who enjoy being outside and being practical with their hands. There’s lots of gardening help needed - tidying up, pruning, planting, weeding, etc.
    General maintenance like fixing the playhouse, Scraping/sanding/painting on the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a small room with a double bed in our house. Shared bathroom. Food is provided within reason - open invitation to breakfast/lunch/dinner with us and the kids.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Great area for a few hikes. 10 mins drive away from local grocery shop, 20mins from mall, 30 mins to Hamilton CBD, and 1.5 hr drive to Auckland.
    For a great surf beach, we're 45mins away from world renowned Raglan surf beach.
    We're also not too far away from places like Rotorua and Tauranga - both places a doable day trip.
    Best to have your own car if you plan to get out and about.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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