Try The Country Life on a wee “slice of heaven” in rural Te Awamutu, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hi, we are Richard and Bronwyn Tiddy.
    Now empty nesters we enjoy a great lifestyle on a wee “slice of heaven” in rural Te Awamutu.
    Our 3 acre small block hosts about 12 sheep and lambs in June/July.
    Please note, this is NOT a farm, just a few paddocks!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Many of our friends are farmers so if you wanted to learn about Dairy Farming in New Zealand we can arrange a visit.
    There are many different outdoor opportunities, such as hiking, climbing, cycling on our new National Cycle trail or the numerous other local adventures.
    2 hours to Auckland and 2.5 hours to the snow and the beginning of the Tongariro National park walk.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Help would include gardening, mowing lawns, light housework, maintenance work. 20 hours over 5 days but we would prefer that most of this was Fri, Sat, and Mon, giving you the rest of the week to explore, and return home for a home cooked meal.
    You will need your own transport as we are 3km out of town.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our home is warm, sunny and comfortable, with beautiful rural views. We can offer a queen-sized bed, and/or a king single. We enjoy eating together, and will cook for you, unless you prefer to cook for us as part of your work. Bathroom facilities are shared with us. We have good Wi-fi, the usual laundry facilities and a pool in the summer. The kitchen is always available for drinks and snacks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 3km from the Quintessential Kiwi Country town Te Awamutu; where the Finn brothers were born!
    We’re also within an hour of the spectacular Waitomo glowworm caves, Raglan beach
    (with black sand and the best Left surf break in the world). Hobbiton is an hour away and Rotoura about 1.2 hours away. The beautiful beach at Mt Maunganui is 1.5 hours away. We have beautiful walks, climbing and mountain bike trails in the area.

  • 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 6 hours a day, every 2nd day. explore on the days off.

Host ref number: 586585681549