Help around the house while relaxing at the beach in Auckland, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    I am looking for a workawayer, who speaks English and can stay for a longer period - of at least two weeks - as I prefer this than having lots of different people for short periods as it can be quite unsettling for me.

    I am a retired woman, with a busy social life, who enjoys meeting new people and sharing my home with travellers from across the world.

    I find myself most comfortable with people who are patient with me and organised, and who can help me with my daily tasks. I expect anyone staying with me to respect the rules of my house and not take advantage of my good nature.

    A usual day will normally involve making me a salad for lunch, helping me with my emails and the computer, keeping the house and kitchen especially tidy, helping with laundry, and other odd jobs around the house, and cooking dinner in the evening. I like people to spend time with me in the evening so I can have some company, watching Netflix or Coronation Street, but hope people will do this and not count it towards their "hours".

    I have a lovely garden and would like people with some knowledge of gardening and horticulture who can help me keep it maintained.

    Sometimes, I may invite you to join me on some activities I have planned. My friends are always excited to meet the people I host from around the world too!

    I love to try new food from other countries and I endeavour to eat lots of salads and vegetables but I am open to anything food-wise!

    If you have a love of card games or know how to play Rummikub then you will fit in nicely here!

    My house is in a beautiful area of the North Shore of Auckland, with stunning views of Rangitoto Island and a fantastic cityscape of Auckland, which sparkles at night. I am within walking distance of Castor Bay and Milford beaches.

    There are supermarkets, coffee shops and other local amenities within walking distance. The bus to connect to Auckland CBD is just a couple of minutes' walk from my home.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get included in the everyday life around here so you can experience New Zealand and experience the area and people around Castor Bay.

    You will have an opportunity to practice English with myself in everyday conversations. I am a kindergarten teacher.

    You are most welcome to join me if you like swimming such as water aerobics, enjoy folk music, or any activities that I am involved in.

  • Help


    I would like to have home help with:
    - cooking with some experience and initiative
    - vacuuming
    - doing the dishes
    - general tidying, e.g. bathrooms
    - weeding, gardening, watering plants
    - computer skills, photos

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bed in the house, with shared facilities. There might be other people flatting with me during your stay and I hope you will be respectful of their privacy. If a helper has some special dietary requirement, such as being gluten free or vegan, I might ask you to buy some of your own food however I am interested in trying new vegan and vegetarian dishes as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live in a very nice area, close to beach, stunning views of Rangitoto Island. On bus route to city centre.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 513765591115