House and dog sit in Rotorua, New Zealand


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    I can't change the title, but we are currently looking for cooking/recipe exchange, house work, and general yard work. There are always art projects going on well.

    If you enjoy cooking, gardening, language exchange, or art and want to have lots of time to explore Rotorua then we are the family for you! Rotorua is in the middle of the north island of New Zealand and handy to many other towns. Our area is famous for being the first bilingual English-Te reo Māori language city in New Zealand. There are geothermal sites in the area so you will find free hot pools all over. Rotorua has extensive mountain biking trails and frequent mountain biking festivals. The town has a weekly night market with free music and good atmosphere.

    Our household includes two adults and one teenaged girl. The real stars are a two year old English Bulldog who will love you instantly and a cat. Our best friend is also our neighbour and he comes over for board games frequently. Everyone here loves to laugh!

    We would love help in any of these areas:

    Our living room is kind of bland, so we are looking for a Workaway person who can create a mural along one wall. The inspiration is Rene Magritte's The Empire of Light series.

    Cooking is always welcome, including recipe exchange.

    If you want to stay for a few days in exchange for general house cleaning or random chores, go ahead and give us a try.

    We are also hoping for Spanish language practice.

    You will have your own room with queen bed. Shared kitchen, bath, laundry, and living space. Shared meals are available. Lots of free outdoor activities nearby, including hot springs, mud pools, bike trails, hikes, and water activities.

    This is a rainbow household. You must be LGBTQ friendly.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Rotorua is the first dual language city in New Zealand; Come here to enjoy Māori culture, food, and language.
    Our household has American born Kiwis and a New Zealand born Kiwi so you can practice English in two accents ;)

  • Help


    Any of these that interest you:
    Very basic garden help
    Cooking or baking
    Spanish language practice
    Household chores with us
    Mural in the living room
    Random art projects that inspire you

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Furnished room with queen bed. Shared kitchen, laundry, and bathroom. Free parking and tons of space for bicycles. Unlimited WiFi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have tons of time off. So many free things to do in Rotorua. Hot pools, mud pools, gardens, hikes, geysers, and bike trails are all nearby.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 446788798373