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Would welcome gardening and house maintenance help in Motueka, New Zealand



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    UPDATE; We are now living in Motueka - much of our feedback is related to our previous property on the West Coast.

    Hi.. We are Stephen born NZ'er.. and Nicole from Malaysia.. We are both very well-travelled and enjoy meeting interesting people from around the world.

    Stephen has spent about 7 years travelling/working/living in other parts of the world.. including Australia, Argentina, UK, Europe and South East Asia.

    Nicole has traveled to Dubai, London, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Australia.

    We live in an old house 1.5 ks from Motueka Town. If you enjoy riding we have a couple of bikes you can use while you are here..

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get to enjoy a nice blend of real Kiwi and Malaysian culture. Especially Nicole's lovely Asian cooking. :-)

    PS. While we love having interesting people to stay, we prefer not to leave those we have just met in our home if we are not here, so if you are not doing your own exploring, we hope you will enjoy coming with us on any social visits or local exploring.

    Please don't take that the wrong way and we appreciate it if you don't put us in the uncomfortable situation of asking to be left 'home alone' :-)

  • Help


    We are renovating parts of our house and would love some help with painting, gardening etc. So if you can garden, paint, build, or have any other useful skills, [SCREEN WRITING :-) ] we would love to put you up for a few days in return for some help.

    We prefer people to stay at least a few days.. and we would expect you to work 4 hours per day. Usually 8:30 start till Lunch at 1 and a break for morning tea/coffee.. in return for accommodation and meals. Help with meal prep if required is also appreciated, maybe you can even show Stephen a better way to cook eggs for breakfast. :-)

    If you want you can work the afternoon as well and have next day off if you want to fit in a day trip somewhere.

    It is not a problem if you don't have a vehicle, we are only a 10-15 min walk to town and we have a couple of bikes you can use during your stay. NON-smokers only, sorry.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a room in the house that you can use while you are here. The bed can be used as a double, or spilt for 2 singles. Unlimited Wi-Fi - of course. :-)

  • 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

    We have room in our driveway if you prefer to stay, at times, in your vehicle.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours per day

Host ref number: 424549468273

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