Looking for some help around our house and with various restoration and gardening projects in Massey, west auckland, New Zealand


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    We are a family of two, but we have our children and grandchildren over, most of this has already been said. So if you have any other questions please dont hesitate to ask.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We enjoy meeting people from various countries and to learn some of your cultures, We have had people staying with us from Germany, France, USA,Croatia, China, Japan, Dubai, Portorico etc and have had fun with all and they have fitted in well with our lifestyle and been "part of the family" even though some were only for a short time, its been sad to see them go. But its been wonderful to have met them, and we are still in contact with a few of them which is lovely and we now have places to go around the world, which is exciting.

  • Help


    We are a busy couple running 1 x housewashing business. We need help within the house just to keep tidy, ie vaccum, sweep and mop floors, dishes put in dishwasher then put away.
    Cooking meals would be great.

    Gardening, we have a large garden and it constantly needs weeding or attending to.

    Couples ideal, as Floyd requires muscle, and I require domestic skills, someone with initiative. SEE A JOB DO A JOB, ie dishes in dishwasher, vacuum, mop floors, wipe walls, cupboard doors, mow lawns, weed garden, etc etc.

    There are times we would take you to help with jobs that need extra labour to complete a task in quick time, to help get on top of those jobs we've been meaning to do.

    There are many more possibilities, it is dependent on your skills.

    Help by updating or social media page.

    MUST BE able to drive on the lefthand side .

    the list goes on - being versatile is the main thing.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a single bedroom or a double bedroom available.
    Prefer non smokers. Own bathroom, and toilet (shared).
    There is a tv room (grumpys room) plus another lounge area for music or just peace and quiet.
    A tv is available for your own room, which could be used as a monitor.
    we have a nice back yard to sit and relax in.
    Free local & national calls only.
    Internet access provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in west auckland - Massey, a bus stop is just a short walk away (2minutes) which will get you around auckland quite easily.
    Unfortunately we have only one vehicle which we use for the business so is not available.
    We have a kayake
    There are all the usual attractions only about 30-40+ minutes away. Beaches and bush walks close.
    There are many places to go and see and we will direct you when you come, we have maps of the country etc.
    We like to keep the living areas clean and tidy, we have indoor outdoor flow with a lovely recliner chair outside great for relaxing and when it is warmer we will put up a small pool. (This is ready to use)
    We have our family visit and I look after the grandchildren one day a week and occasionally other times.
    We have two cats, (not so friendly).
    Dont want smokers.
    We have a guitar/s, key board, and we both like to be creative, so there are plenty of opportunities for loads of fun.
    We also like to play board games, if you are into that, Catan, cards etc.
    We are open to learning from you.

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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

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

converted to nz soap - shortland street
First time on a boat and fishing, catch of the day...... unfortunately, it had to go back.
First time fishing salt water, what a beauty, dinner was very tasty
Marlon ready to embark on the next part of his adventure, with his handy work - the mowing strip - well done, will make everything look nice and tidy thanks for the hard work
We all had so much fun fishing, We caught so many, but had to throw the littlies back.
Marlon arrived a week after Maja and he is also now converted to fishing, He caught the biggest fish of the day.
Our first workaway person, Maja. Maja's first fishing experience. She was the first to catch a fish of the day and the last catch of the day. What fun, Maja is converted to fishing.
Proud grand dad
Me with my mad family, more explanations later if required
Just plain havin fun

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