We are a family of four who would love to invite you to experience the fun and natural beauty of Auckland city, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    Free accommodation for two months (September 15 - November 15) at a heritage-listed house in New Lynn, in exchange for preparing and painting the interior rooms

    You would be expected to prepare and paint one room per week (about 4-6 hours work per room for a professional, will take longer for an amateur)

    Some experience painting is preferred, but not necessary, if you don’t mind learning by yourself without much supervision

    - you get the whole house to yourself
    - you could choose to work as a team of 2-4 people if you like
    - ten minute walk to train/bus station, Lynn Mall, library etc
    - free power, and wifi if required
    - paint and equipment supplied (would be good if you already had some equipment)
    - basic bedding, appliances, cleaning and kitchen equipment supplied

    The house is in a very poor state inside (hence the need for painting), but you will have good quality appliances

    It will be occupied by our family, from the South Island, after November 15. You will receive some supervision from our family in Auckland, but you need to be able to work alone most of the time. If you are not making progress you will have to move out.

    When you respond, please tell me about yourself, your experience, and why you would be a trustworthy worker and house sitter. Please answer these questions: - have you ever painted a room before ? Have you ever stripped wallpaper or done plastering? Thank you

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Auckland city is so much fun - you will love checking out the galleries, restaurants, attractions and events, and you will have a house to yourself to relax in the rest of the time.

  • Help


    You don't need to do anything else except prepare and paint the interior of the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Please check the photos provided - the house is a 1940s brick, heritage listed, 2 bedroom house with plenty of room for up to four people. The inside is in a bad state, which is why we would like someone to strip and paint it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This house gives you excellent access to everything Auckland has to offer. You will be a short drive from Auckland Zoo and Motat, and a quick walk to the transport hub that takes you by bus or train to central Auckland's art galleries and nightlife, or anywhere else you want to go.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We can provide wifi if you require it

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You could park a campervan out the front of the property

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are fine

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 457992633334