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


New Zealand

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  • Description


    Sharing my house and life with a retired woman from the 25th February to approx 1st March 2020 who wishes to have nice moments with people from other countries.

    My place is in a very nice area with really good views of Rangitoto Island, next to the beaches, in Castor Bay, ideal for walking and enjoying the sunshine

    I am mature woman, friendly, funny, caring, interested in other nationalities as I have travelled a lot myself.

    I am a kindergarten teacher, who's currently relieving, with many interests. I belong to two adventure clubs - red hats organisation, folk club music group, and interested in travel. I am interested in cuisines from different countries, so anyone who has a passion for cooking is most welcome.

    I started to use workaway this year but have previously worked with other hosting platforms. Living on my own, I appreciate help from people with computer skills and nightly home cooking.

    I live in a nice area of the north shore with views of Rangitoto island and the sea and city lights of Auckland city with the sky tower. I am close to the north shore beaches of Castor Bay and Milford.
    Supermarkets and shops in Milford are in walking distance of my home.
    My house is close to all the North shore beaches and coffee bars. The Paper Moon restaurant won the top cafe of the year award for its coffee and cuisine.
    The Takapuna Beach cafe set on the beach in Takapuna is another popular cafe and well known for its Gelato ice-cream of many flavours.
    Milford Shopping centre has a variety of shops. It is just 10 minutes walk from my place.
    Devonport village and ferry to the islands eg. Waiheke and Auckland city are very popular with tourists.

    There is a bus stop 2 minutes walk from my house to get to Auckland central.

    At Britomart bus and train station you can take a ferry to Waiheke Island, the Gulf and Tiritiri Matangi Island to see native birds and the trees.
    There are many beaches for swimming and swimming pools at Takapuna , Albany, Glenfield local pools (admission fees apply).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    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 a true living in New Zealand and experience the area and people around Castor Bay or any area of New Zealand.
    You will have an opportunity to practise English with native speaker like me in every day conversations.
    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

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Room in the house with shared facilities. If a helper has some special dietary requirement, e.g. gluten free, vegan, I might ask you to buy some of your own products 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 513765591115