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

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New Zealand

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    01/06/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Currently welcoming a person or couple to look after property and feed animals from about 23 April to 3 May. Dates negotiable.

    We live on a small lifestyle block of 2 acres not far from Hamilton city with our school aged and preschool children. Three of our adult children live locally. We have hosted travelers for 10 years and have had wonderful experiences with the many different people from varied cultures who have stayed and helped us during their travels.
    We have 5 sheep, hens and chickens and are growing a selection of vegetables and fruit. Our pets are 2 large dogs and three cats..
    Due to family members suffering from asthma we are unable to have anyone stay who is a smoker.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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.

  • 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. We do have cellphone / data coverage and can offer limited Wifi use. We can collect you from the Ngaruawahia bus stop.

  • 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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