Come and help us at our wonderful retreat nestled in the native New Zealand rainforest in Punakaiki


New Zealand

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  • Description


    Come and experience a little piece of paradise here at our retreat nestled in the native rainforest and surrounded by rugged coastline, come and explore what the West Coast of New Zealand has to offer.

    Looking for a beautiful place to stay over winter? We can offer you your own house with a cosy fire nestled in the native bush of the West Coast.

    We are a family of two – soon three (expecting our baby girl in June) – and looking for someone who wants to stay with us in Punakaiki for a while (the longer the better, but open for shorter stays as well).

    We moved to Punakaiki last March and now owning and managing the Retreat. As we’re expecting our first child soon we need some help around our place. For exchange we can offer accommodation, food and unlimited Wi-Fi. We definitely do not expect many hours, as we do not think that we’re getting that busy this winter season. Probably around two hours a day – some days more, some days less, we’re quite flexible and always happy to give you days off.

    We’re looking for an easy going, friendly and tidy person. Might even suit a couple. We’re going to town (Greymouth or Westport) at least once a week and happy to take you with us if you want to have a look around or want to go for a swim at the pools with us.

    In Punakaiki are a lot of walks and beaches to explore, the most beautiful sunsets to watch and it’s always peaceful – perfect to have a break from the busy life ;)

    If that sounds like something you’re looking for during winter, please get in touch – we’re looking very much forward to hearing from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    cultural exchange, learning new skills, having a peaceful place to stay while not working too hard ;)

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    We welcome help with making beds, some cleaning, maintenance (if keen), creative projects, gardening, etc. All easy going :)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your own house with a cosy fire.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    With your time off you can go out and explore there is so much to do: kayaking up the river, walking through the national park, glow worm caving, watch the sunset, wonderful walks down the beach, visit the famous pancake rocks, carve your own piece of jade jewelry, make your own knife, experience the native New Zealand bush or simply relax in this quiet peaceful paradise and listen to the birds sing!
    relax ~ restore ~ explore.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected


Host ref number: 469158153312