Help me to establish a small eco-friendly home camp in Auckland, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    I'm looking to establish a small eco-friendly 'Home Camp' in suburban Auckland. I work part-time to pay the bills and part-time for community orgaisations as a volunteer. This means I don't get to work on my own projects at home.

    So the exchanged would be task orientated, 'ie' getting the painting gear out is best done in one go and finished off, so it might take a full day. So the following day is a rest and recreation day.

    Ideally, a seven day stay, be it a single/couple or two people who have a bit of life experience, who aren't afraid to ask questions and can work independently.

    Speaking and cooking Korean, Spanish, or French, as this is what the house hold are into right now would be a bonus but not essential. And being okay around animals, we have a very friendly outside dog, and an affectionate but sometimes grumpy
    tomcat (RIP Thomas) Chickens are on their way!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Its a fun house hold of 4 you will be invited to be part of. My kids are great, they are with me part time and when they are here, they are full of energy and interested in new people.
    My kids are interested in learning
    and Japanese, so if you speak these languages that would be a bonus.

    They speak Samoan, and I'm not sure I can say we are typical Kiwi family. I think of us as South Pacific Islands as we live on the biggest Island Archipelago in the South Pacific.

  • Help


    I have a number of projects on the go at the same time. So the place can look disorganised. I need help completing some are quite simple tasks which have a start and painting the sleep out, staining new decking and re-staining the existing deck.

    Other and more complex tasks include constructing an outdoor bathroom. Water tanks and irrigation for the gardens. Light jobs like pruning the olive trees and general garden maintenance.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Samoan: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Korean: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    An (almost) Tiny House in the back lawn. Comfortable, but needs finishing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live two zone bus ride to the CBD. We live in Beachhaven, I suggest you google it. Bus stops are 100 meters away. For the more adventurous, there is a commuter ferry ride to the City at the end of the road (about a 15min walk or you can take the bikes on board and go to town).

    There are lots of things to do in and around BeachHaven, tennis, squash, swimming, biking, rowing, kayaking, night market Sunday night,

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week and then 2cdays off.

Host ref number: 319244857655