Discover life on our beautiful rural property near Matakana, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We have lived on our 12 acre rural property for 2 years. It is beautiful and 2 km out of Matakana, 1 hour north of Auckland. We have chooks, grow our own vegetables and have created a large garden. We have separate accommodation for visitors in a great little cottage with cooking facilities and outdoor hot shower and composting lavatory. We are situated in an idyllic setting and ask for 3 hours help on our property for rent and then we pay an hourly rate. We have had many young couples staying and they have enjoyed being independent (you really need transport to get to the village and the beaches nearby) and working in the garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • 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 be staying in the heart of the most beautiful area north of Auckland, near a village, beautiful beaches and a native sanctuary where the wildlife is flourishing. Living with us you will learn about gardening and the help involved in creating a garden, plus different skills for operating garden machinery

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Gardening help on the property, including weeding, feeding, mulching, chainsawing planting and cutting up wood.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You are in a gorgeous self contained small cottage with a double room and a living room. There is a fridge, microwave, cooking rings. You will feed yourselves and be independent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area have a lot of things to do, great vineyards, beautiful beaches, great walks and a village market every Saturday. Matakana, despite its small size has cinemas, restaurants and a variety of shops.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3 hours per day per person, two days off

Host ref number: 392886347727