Help me with gardening and household tasks in Leigh, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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    Last activity

    20/09/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    I live in New Zealand in a town called Leigh on the Matakana Coast, just over an hour by car to the north of Auckland. I am semi-retired and live on my own in a small house with 3 bedrooms in Leigh, New Zealand, by the sea along the Leigh Coastal Walkway. I have a large garden of which about half is native bush. I have four married children and eight grandchildren who live in Auckland and Wellington and enjoy coming to stay from time to time. I have a caravan that provides extra sleeping space and privacy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will learn about aspects of New Zealand life and living. This includes knowledge about swimming at NZ's beaches and water safety, as my home is right by the sea. A marine reserve is nearby so snorkelling and diving are always popular activities. Outside of the marine reserve, fishing is also very popular. Anyone who stays will learn about aspects of organic gardening, composting, pest control and growing and harvesting vegetables. For those keen to head south but who still want to see the northern tip of NZ, I can arrange for a 3 day road trip to Cape Reinga.

  • Help

    Help

    gardening/clearing weeds, finding firewood and preparing it for fireplace, small maintenance jobs, household tasks (e.g. cleaning windows)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedroom (double bed) inside house or caravan (double bed) beside house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Leigh is situated 85 km north of Auckland (about 1 hour's travel by car or bus) and is close to Goat Island Marine Reserve (snorkelling,diving, glass bottom boat), a bird sanctuary (Tawharanui), Matakana Village (farmers market) and numerous beaches (surfing). Leigh is known for its fishing and holds an annual fishing competition in March.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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



Host ref number: 493499526693