Come give us a hand on our little slice of paradise at the end of the Manukau peninsula, New Zealand


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    Kia Ora, we're a family of 4 (mum, dad & 2 little boys) living in the beautiful Manukau Peninsula at Awhitu. We have 6.5 hectares that we are working on to create a sustainable lifestyle with sheep, cattle, gardens, an orchard and native forest. We have many projects on the go, and are always looking for ways to improve. We're new to workaway but have a long history with helpx and wwoofing, and enjoy meeting people from around the world.

    Awhitu is a quiet rural area, surrounded by beautiful beaches and stunning landscape. From the calm white sand beaches on the harbor side, to the wild black sand west coast. We live in a friendly community who are accustomed to welcoming travelers onto their farms and lifestyle blocks. There are no buses out to Awhitu, but if you have no vehicle we can arrange pick up from Waiuku or sometimes Pukekohe.

    You will have your own space out in the cabin, which boarders the native forest. Facilities are all in the main building. We offer 3 main meals and board for you help. We eat wholesome food and meat from our own land. We aim to eat and live in a sustainable way and care for our environment. We appreciate others who do the same while staying with us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get to hang out with a kiwi family in Awhitu Peninsula. You will learn about the ins and outs of creating and maintaining a lifestyle block. We have lovely children, who I am sure will teach you many things about caring for and engaging kids as well.

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    Right now we have a lot of trees to plant. This involves a lot of ground preparation, the planting part is at the end. We also have lots of gardening and could do with some general help around the house. We need someone who is not afraid to get their hands dirty and is willing to work in a bit of bad weather.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private cabin

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no transport in Awhitu, so it is great if you have your own vehicle. We do try our best to show you around, and visit the sights when we are able.

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a fantastic site for campervans. It is flat, has water, power and internet (sadly not unlimited).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5hrs a day , 5 days

Host ref number: 319145197512