Come and join our family in Otago, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    We're a young family with two small children, a dog and a cat. We're hardworking and loving and really love the cultural exchange this platform provides.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We're a great family to stay with- really down to earth, kind, and generous. You'll get heaps of garden experience, language immersion, and so much more.

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    We're searching for a kind, honest, and energetic duo- friends or couple, at least the age of 21. STARTING NOW!(November 2019), for a few days or several.

    We're looking for non-smokers, who have experience with children and animals. Ideally, you'd be keen to cook, garden (pruning, weeding, planting, etc.), do housework, light building/construction, painting, and other various DIY projects around our 100+ year old property, in exchange for your own warm, private accommodation in a separate cottage, as well as good conversation, food for breakfast and dinner, endless toddler and pet entertainment, and access to our bicycles and kayak for your day adventures.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private, self-contained accommodation in a separate dwelling. You have your own bed, bathroom with shower, kitchenette, deck, etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -We are located in the heart of Portobello, with just a two minute walk to a well-stocked store, restaurants, cafes, bar, museum, etc.
    -Gorgeous views of the water, hills, and playground
    -Short drive to all the beaches, penguins, seals, sea lions, Albatross Colony, walking/hiking trails
    -Local bus service
    -Unlimited wifi
    -Use of bicycles, kayak and fishing rods

    Local bus service provides regular transportation to and from Dunedin City, and much is within walking distance from our cottage, but having your own transportation is necessary, as we hope you take advantage of all the glorious sites the Peninsula has to offer, most of which is free!

    We prefer non-smokers and drinkers (at least not while you're on our property), as we're a family with two young children in a quiet, peaceful community.

  • 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

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 519679777366