Beautiful harbour-side location, helping with some renovations in Wellington, New Zealand



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I've been many things during my life, and I like the variety. I'm qualified in Architecture, and Sustainability and I like to look after my world as much as I can. Travelers are such a great part of humanity; it's so fascinating and fun to meet them! I have a wide range of interests; I am a writer, and I love to talk about - pretty much everything! I really enjoy meeting interesting, good people, and I like to make you feel at home. My idea is that it feels as much like a family as possible for the time you are here.

    I'm doing renovations on my house, as well as looking after and developing the big garden. There's something for everyone!

    Come and enjoy this beautiful harbour-side location.

    -Fantastic views over eastern Wellington harbour
    -Native forests and birds, bush and coast walks
    -Close to safe beaches
    -Swimming pool
    -Bus stop nearby - good transport to Wellington
    -Feels like country, but close to the City

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being a host is like traveling - but the world comes to me! There are so many great people from around the world who I get to meet. I like to make them feel really welcome, and help them enjoy their time in Wellington. The bonus is now I've got lots of friends to visit in Europe and elsewhere! I have been a host since 2013, (with travel breaks) and I love it! I think you will like this area. It's a terrific, safe, friendly, neighbourhood - really the closest thing to a genuine small village I've ever lived in. The setting is beautiful, with great walks on the hill in the beech forest, full with native birds. And the coast walks are great too. It's beautifully quiet here, but Wellington City is only 20-30 minutes away.

  • Help


    I am doing renovating, so there are practical things to do on the house, in the garden, or inside. There is something to suit your skills! I enjoy teaching new skills to others. But if you have practical skills, that's great! Let me know what they are. I am flexible about working hours. Approximately half a day's work in exchange for bed and food. If you want to work all one day, and take the next day off, I am happy to talk about matching our desires and needs.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Your own room, in a sunny, warm, large, nice house with multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces. You'll be part of the family. Double and single room. In exchange for 1/2 a day's work, I provide the bed and the food. I like to make sure you enjoy yourself here, and food is a part of that. Cooking is shared, unless we make a different arrangement.

    Unlimited wifi, all the usual amenities, and a large house and garden to hang out in.

    Non smokers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plenty of local nature to enjoy. Or head into Wellington City. If I'm planning an excursion, I'm sure to invite you along.

  • 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

    Fibre broadband, and a desk for you to work at.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week, negotiable

Host ref number: 365776591734

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