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

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 24/01/2023




  • Description


    We are a busy friendly family of 2, mum and a 17 year old.
    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 2 white sandy surf beaches, 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.
    There is no local transport so the person/people would definitely need their own transport to visit the area.
    I am looking for mature, trustworthy, self motivated and independent people, who are willing to help and get the job done. In return you'll be warmly welcomed, have a lovely private room/living area and delicious evening meals cooked for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll get a lovely retreat style setting to use as a base and a gorgeous part of nz to explore in your free time.

  • Help


    Help with cleaning always needed as well as weeding gardens, digging, chopping\collecting firewood, fixing fences. Generally whatever needs doing at that time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You have a separate area with 2 bedrooms. Your own sunny bedroom, complete with king sized bed and ranch sliders opening onto a deck with beautiful rural and sea views. Another spare bedroom beside this room with queen bed.
    Your own bathroom and toilet.
    Your space is situated at the end of the house away from main living area, with your own entrance way.

  • 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 is a surf board, paddle board, kayak rental and lessons nearby. We have boogie boards you can borrow....and free lessons from my daughter if required!
    Particularly beautiful scenic walks. The village is 7 kms away, there is a museum, 2 weekly organic markets,one with live music. A handful of shops including a chocolate factory with cafe, a tavern which sometimes has live music and does meals. cafes with great food and coffee. There are all sorts of classes, multi fit, boxing, yoga etc.
    You could go fishing or biking
    Half an hour away is beautiful area of Matakana. Vineyards, markets, art galleries, and an art deco movie theatre.
    Half an hour in the other direction is Waipu, another pretty coastal town. We are an hours drive to whangarei.

  • 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

    There's plenty of room so a van would not be a problem at all.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 442637792326

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