Help us run our home and property near Hamilton City, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    07/10/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    We live on a small lifestyle block of 2 acres not far from Hamilton city with our school aged children as well as our daughter, her husband and their two children. We are a retired couple and have hosted travelers for 15 years. We have had wonderful experiences with the many different people from varied cultures who have stayed and helped us during their travels.
    We have a small flock of sheep, hens and chickens and are growing a selection of vegetables and fruit. Our pets are 2 large dogs and 2 cats.
    HEALTH PRECAUTION:
    We are unable to have anyone stay who is a smoker or Vaper.
    If you are unwell or have any symptoms of a cold, Flu or COVID immediately prior to any arranged stay with us, please do not visit.
    We are sorry but we cannot accept persons who are already unwell.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are hiking trails in the Hakarimata Ranges (part of the Te Araroa Trail), where you can see glow worms at night, and cycling/hiking trails along the Waikato River (Te Awa River Ride), both just a few kilometres from our home. The World Famous surf beach at Raglan is a 40 minute car ride, Hamilton city is 20 minutes from the local town of Ngaruawahia and the Waitomo caves and Hobbiton are an hour away. We are 5 kilometres from town where buses travel regularly into Hamilton. We can collect bus travelers from the local bus stop in Ngaruawahia.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We always have ongoing projects which, depending on the seasons, can include help in the gardens (weeding, pruning, planting, mulching, grass cutting, harvesting, preserving), cutting/pruning trees, chopping firewood, painting/renovating, feeding animals, building projects, as well as the never ending household chores.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a separate basic cabin near the house with a double and a single bed. The cabin is off limits to the children so you can have some quiet time. The living areas and the shared bathroom facilities are in the house.
    When the cabin is unavailable we utilize our self contained house-bus that is fitted with bunk-style beds
    We do have cellphone and Wifi. We can collect you from the Ngaruawahia bus stop.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If unable to get a national ticket direct to Ngaruawahia then at the Hamilton bus depot people can catch the local No 21 bus to Ngaruawahia. From there we can collect you.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Up to 9 meters in length. Plenty of room to turn. Power available

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day or 20 hours per week

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