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Help us on our lifestyle block with property maintenance, projects and livestock in Albany, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023




  • Description


    Hi. We are a busy family of 5, living on a 10 acre lifestyle block in northwest Auckland. We have chickens, sheep, bees, two dogs, two cats, fish and two pet rats. We are looking for help maintaining our property, and working on some new projects. We live in a lovely area, close to the forest, beaches, shops and cafes. There are lots of activities nearby such as mountain biking, tramping, surfing, and swimming. We are well travelled and enjoy meeting people from other cultures and learning about them. We would ideally like 2 people or a couple as we have a lovely self contained cottage which can sleep 2 people.
    On our property we have grapevines and olive trees, a veggie garden, fruit orchard as well as lots of grass to mow!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer a little slice of semi rural Kiwi living. We are English and Australian, with Kiwi kids, so we are culturally diverse. We'd love the opportunity to learn about your culture. You will be able to learn about small scale farming and the kiwi lifestyle.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would love some help with:
    *️️️️️️️general garden maintenance - hedge trimming, weeding, planting, mowing, restoring raised vegetable beds
    *️️️️️️️wood chopping and splitting
    *️️️️️️️pool maintenance
    *️️️️️️️general help in the house
    *️️️️️️️cooking if you enjoy it - we love to experience different food
    *️️️️️️️help with livestock
    *️️️️️️️projects such as re-building our chicken coop and planting grapes
    We are very flexible as there is always lots to do and choose from!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Self contained cottage, sleeps 2
    Free wifi
    Own television

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a large swimming pool and spa, and a small gym, which you are welcome to use. We can offer surfboards and mountain bikes to you also. There are vineyards close by, the forest is on our doorstep, and both the West Coast (wild and black sand)and East Coast (yellow sand and calm) beaches are a short drive away. We do live in an area without public transport, however we are happy to take you to the nearest shops and public transport (15 minute drive) when we can. Our three girls keep us really busy and we do lots of activities both after school and on the weekends. We enjoy boating and watersports, skiing, biking and walking our gorgeous dogs.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 352387523199

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