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
Help around the house
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.
You don't need to do anything else except prepare and paint the interior of the house.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We can provide wifi if you require it
You could park a campervan out the front of the property
Pets are fine
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week