Help around the house on a beautiful rural property near Mangawhai, New Zealand


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    We are a busy friendly family of 3, mum and 2 girls ages 17 and 14.
    We need help on our 5 acre rural property. We live 1.5 hours drive north of Auckland near the small coastal holiday town of Mangawhai.
    We have a few sheep and gardens to help maintain.
    We live in a beautiful rural area 7 kms from a white sandy surf beach, and 7 kms from the village. We have a lovely room with views and a deck, for you to stay in and your own bathroom. I'd prefer a person/friends or couple with their own vehicle as there is no local transport, although we can make transport arrangements if necessary. I am looking for mature, self motivated and independent people, you will be home alone most of the week as i work.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll get a slice of a typical kiwi family's life.

  • Help


    My main target is to spring clean the house, detailed cleaning around windows, walls, ceilings, and cupboards. Weeding gardens, mowing, digging, weed matting, chopping\collecting firewood, fixing fences. Generally whatever needs doing at that time.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    I only speak English, my daughter can speak (practice) limited spanish

  • Accommodation


    A large and sunny room which opens onto a deck over looking beautiful rural and sea views. It has a queen sized bed and your own bathroom and toilet. Situated at the end of the house away from main living area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your spare time you could soak in our spa and watch the stars (an incredible sight with no light pollution)
    Or go to one of many white sandy beautiful beaches, surf or estuary. There are surf board, paddle board, kayak rental and lessons nearby. Scenic walks. The village is 7 kms away, there is a museum, a weekly organic market, a handful of shops including a chocolate factory with cafe, a tavern which sometimes has live music and does meals. There are all sorts of classes, multi fit, boxing, yoga etc. You could go fishing or cycling - We have cycles you can use.
    Half an hour away is beautiful area of Matakana. Vineyards, markets, art galleries, and an art deco movie theatre.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Where to swim at Te Arai when you don't feel like being in the surf.
Te Arai beach
Jumping off the rocks at Te Arai Beach
from our property
One of our local beaches, Forestry beach.

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