Help out with a veggie garden and general maintenance in Auckland and Bay of Islands, New Zealand


New Zealand

Favourited 586 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    91.1 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 14 days

  • Badges

    Top Host

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We live the dream on a beatiful farmlet in the Bay of Islands. Close to everything and too many adventures to be had.
    I am a retired Naturopath and Osteopath and well traveled myself. I volunteered in 2 projects in Africa .. It was amazing.
    Joe is American, on his way to becoming a Kiwi. He has recently retired after 25yrs as a State Trooper... He is a regular genius. Not your regular Bloke. Loves hiking, wine making, bee keeping, flying and guitar.
    We both love the out doors, beaches & diving, gardening, outdoors, art, refurbishing, music.
    We are passionate about creating beautiful environments, relationships & things.
    We are 4km from the historical township of Kerikeri.

    We need help with creative projects and in refurbishing and maintaining the grounds & swimming pool.

    You might like to check out my 100% rating for my Manly Beach and Kerikeri hosting over the last 10 years.

    Tasks here range from cleaning, farm maintenance, gardening, building, art projects, computor help, organising me.....etc
    We have chickens, and Kat.
    We eat healthy and practice asustainable lifestyle.
    There is a double room at the other end of the house and we supply meals in the week. You can pitch in with the cooking as you wish. The weekends are yours to go explore.
    We can help you avoid the pitfalls of negotiating your way around a new country.
    We look forward to hearing from you best wishes Barbara and Joe

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We provide a lot of local knoweledge. Have bikes you can borrow and as much as we can assist you we will.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    vege garden, general maintenance.
    A builder would be great as there are a lot of HANDYMAN type jobs that are often required
    There will also be an upfurb retail project under way in the future

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Great Kiwi farm house 5 mins from Keri Keri.
    Sunny double bedroom

    A comfortable room and everything supplied

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Bay of Islands is Famous for its history and adventure possibilities. It is a $60 bus ride from central Auckland
    In Ak there is a good bus service to surrounding area and express buses from Auckland City Airport to Kerikeri.
    If you look in advance sometimes there are very cheap airfares direct from Auckland airport to the Bay of Islands airport

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (4.5)

Communication: (4.7)

Host ref number: 591664278931

Give the gift of Workaway
read more

Find your perfect host