Swim, walk,fish, eat, talk and laugh while enjoying Bethells Beach West Coast magic, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    Kia ora and hello!

    Looking for two strong individuals now to catch our beautiful spring weather. Help needed with digging and spraying out weeds from the bush, chainsawing, help with beekeeping, and spring cleaning, in exchange for top hospitality and a wonderful west coast experiences.

    Our place is a warm and friendly family home. I live here with my husband Chris. He is a friendly man who loves to swim in the lake every day!

    Our home is on top of a hill looking over the surf at Bethells Beach and the fresh water, swim-able Lake Wainamu. We are surrounded by bush. We built this house when my children were small. They all left to travel the world but I am so happy that they are slowly returning bringing their friends from around the world over for meals and laughs.

    Our house located on the west coast of Auckland. It is a 45min drive to Auckland City and 20mins to the closest shop. There is a beautiful lake and ocean to swim in everyday. My children are in their young 30's and bring lots of friends around on the weekend. They like to go surfing, swimming, cook, laugh, get mussels, hiking, fishing, keep bees and share meals and wine/beer together.

    For 4-5 hours of helping daily, I exchange accommodation and all home cooked meals, mostly organic, when possible with veggies & fruit fresh from the garden. I am sorry but I cannot cook special gluten-free meals. I love to cook and bake, I know your tummy will be very happy here! I expect you to always help with doing the washing up after meals.

    If you are interested in spending up to 2 weeks with us please message me. I will pick you up from the Swanson train station which is 20mins from my house.

    Look forward to hearing from you, Vicki

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers welcomed into my home will have a true Kiwi experience. We live on the West Coast of Auckland, 45 mins from the city, yet we are in a fabulous natural, coastal, bush , lake, sand dune environment. You will be well looked after and cared for and your efforts appreciated.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I need help for 4 /5hours per day doing odd jobs - such as weeding the driveway, gardening and giving the bush around our home it's annual Trim.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Comfortable bed in room with beautiful beach views

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The train from the city Brittomart has Swanson as it's last stop. We can easily pick you up from there.

  • 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

  • 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

Host ref number: 455565892411