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Be a friend to our two playful dogs, talk with us in Italian and help a little around our property in Hamilton, New Zealand



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    In 2015, we 'workawayed' our way around Europe, where we had so many awesome adventures and met so many awesome people, so now want to continue in the 'workawaying' adventure as hosts. We are very friendly and love sharing travelling stories or even just learning about other corners of the world.

    During the week Stephen works for a local builder building houses and Michelle works for a dairy farming genetics company in the marketing department. Whilst in Europe we spent 6 months in Italy and absolutely loved it - Stephen is also from Italian decent - so we would love to have an Italian person (or couple) come stay to improve our Italian language skills and show us some traditional Italian recipes.

    We are also very interested in health and well being - all our produce is either our own or from the local farmers market and we eat mostly organic but we love to try new and different foods too.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will be living along side us and will be well incorporated into our kiwi life. On our adventures overseas we found being immersed in a whole different culture to our own opened our minds and helped us appreciate how wonderful the world is. We hope others have as much of a positive experience living in another culture as we did.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would love some native Italian speakers to aid us in learning the Italian language. We have two dogs who love to play; unfortunately, on weekdays they are left at home to entertain themselves so they would love a workawayer friend or two to walk them and play with them during the day. We also need some help around our property - its not large but needs a little tidying up and general maintenance like weeding and mowing the lawns. Help with general house work will be required too, and if you like to cook - especially dishes different to our Kiwi diet - we love to taste new things.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own sunny room, with a double bed, in our home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is only a 30 minute walk or a quick bus ride to Hamilton city centre, and there are walks along the Waikato River only 5 minutes away. We are 30 minutes from Hobbiton, 45 minutes from Raglan beach and there are a few good hikes in the area too. Hamilton is a very central city - Rotorua, Taupo, Coromandel and Mount Maunganui are all about a 2-3 hour drive away so there is plenty to explore on your days off.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

Host ref number: 558892271625

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