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


New Zealand

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    Hi. We are a busy family of 5, living on a 10 acre lifestyle block in northwest Auckland. We have cows, a horse, chickens, sheep, bees, a dog, two cats and a pet mouse. 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.
    We are just starting a project to plant some grape vines and produce our own wine, so would love some help with the first stage - planting in early September.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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.

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    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 spoken

    English: Fluent

  • 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 dog.

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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, 5 days a week

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